Even in the winter this cropped jean jacket is one of my favorite layers! For work the other day I paired it with black jeans, a black and white button down, and my favorite shoe scarf. Mixing patterns adds unexpected interest to outfits. My favorite way to mix patterns is by picking two different black and white prints. To mix patterns they have to be in the same color scheme, so picking black and white is easy and almost always works. If you are nervous about trying this, start simply with something like this, a patterned top, with a differently patterned scarf and then a solid colored layering piece. It’s fun, I promise!