Most people are familiar with the phrase "less is more." But when combining multiple patterns and textures in an outfit, I tend to use "more is more" as a guide. It works. In the case of greyscale pants and a tone-on-tone polka dot blouse, it only made sense to throw in a studded army jacket and metallic ankle boots. This look practically created itself.
Each piece is unique, but understated enough to work together as a whole. I'm still debating whether or not I can pull off floral pants, but it's probably just a matter of finding the right pair for my typically low-key wardrobe. The search is on.