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How To Wear Patterns Like Solange Knowles And Jenna Lyons Without Feeling Totally Overwhelmed (PHOTOS)

It's an art, sure -- but let us make it more of a paint-by-number for you.

When it comes to wearing patterns, we subscribe to the "more is more" school of thought. Fashion-forward celebrities like Solange Knowles, Olivia Palermo and J. Crew president Jenna Lyons provide excellent (and easy to copy) examples of how to wear patterns. The trick is to pile on the prints, while keeping the silhouette traditional and streamlined (think slim pants and a sleek button-down blouse, or a simple top paired with a pencil skirt).

We challenged HuffPost Beauty Editor Dana Oliver to channel her inner Solange Knowles with a print-astic shoot. And did she ever! Check out Dana as we dressed her to the nines in the brightest prints out there.

Pattern Play

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This story appears in Issue 43 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, April 5.
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