Mixing prints can be scary. But I took a leap of faith and took a page out of Lucky senior digital editor Elana Fishman‘s book: last weekend, I took the plunge and mixed a striped shirt with a pair of polka dot shorts. I was instantly hooked. It’s not nearly as frightening as one might think, especially if you follow these key rules. Soon you’ll be a mix-master, too! Click through the slideshow above for eight straightforward tips for mix-and-match success.