My friend Kristen asked about wearing patterned tights with patterned skirts and I assume the question stands for dresses as well. Patterned tights are definitely a big trend this fall and winter which is AWESOME because…. there is nothing like stretching out a wardrobe with some patterned accessories. If you think of a solid skirt or dress like a blank canvas then you are able to stretch the same staple item out a hundred different ways. But that’s easy stuff, anyone can match a pattern with a solid, it’s matching a pattern to another pattern that gets tricky.
I don’t think there are any specific rules on how to best do this, not like the color blocking rule, but it’s easier on the eyes if you have a smaller pattern mixed with a larger louder pattern. A little contrast and give and take is probably the best. See below for some examples on how I would mix and match. Also if you are into socks and thigh highs check out this website I just found! sockdreams.com