Boy, do I love a good pattern mix. The moment I saw the picture above on Deer Circus’ blog, I rushed out to Forever21 to buy those overalls and instantly replicated the outfit with my own striped shirt. I was instantly obsessed. Soon, I started pattern mixing whenever there was an opportunity – from stripes with florals, gingham and plaid, floral and gingham, plaid and stripes, etc… you get the picture! While not necessarily a fashion trend for everybody, pattern mixing and patchwork styling is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is make sure to mix up the sizes and shapes of the patterns so that if one pattern is small, the other is on the larger side. And then you’re good to go! What follows is a bit of fashion inspiration as well as some actual patchwork pieces available to buy in stores! Yays!