Dries van Noten spring/summer 2010 runway trang huyen

Trang Huyen models her design (left), inspired by the Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2010 runway look (right). Photo: Trang Huyen | PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

One of the spring season's biggest trends is mixing and matching prints. For this post, I decided to draw inspiration from Belgian designer Dries van Noten, who featured plenty of colorful and eclectic looks in his spring/summer 2010 collection.

I started out with a classic white blouse as a neutral base and worked the next few pieces in from there.

In keeping with his pattern themes, I combined a tribal-looking skirt with a geometrically-patterned jacket. Both pieces are vintage!

I accessorized with a beaded bib necklace in black (anything with color would have been to overwhelming), along with stacked gold bangles, and Donald Pliner shoes.

In terms of beauty, it is important to be subtle - the makeup and hair were intentionally kept light and fresh.

Mixing patterns may not be the easiest thing to pull off, but it's all about having fun and experimenting with the items in your closet.

Read more of Trang's DIY posts here.