10/11/2011 08:35 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Mixed and Matched: In The Market For (PHOTOS)

Photos: GoRunway/Getty, Image by Bobby Doherty

Tom Binns Brazil colored painted crystal bracelet, Marni tote, Dries Van Noten patchwork dress, Zara patchwork shoes

Sometimes, opposites really do attract. Case in point: this season's mixed and matched, patchwork prints. Reminiscent of a cut-and-paste collage, piecing together unequal parts of color, shape and texture has never been more chic.

Meanwhile, J.Crew's Creative Director reveals her style tips on how to mix and match.