You know you're an expert in pattern mixing when you can combine stripes with florals with polka dots with ikat, but mix stripes with stripes successfully, and there's a whole new level of expertise.

Just as mixing any two patterns together, layering stripes on stripes requires a good eye for scale. But when it's good, it's really good.

Celena Midnight Stripe Pillow, Crate & Barrel

Cabana Stripe Towel, Anthropologie

Tan-Striped Accent Chair, Horchow

Canopy Stripe McKenzie Ottoman, World Market

Runway image from Altuzarra S/S '14 Collection

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