Pattern mixing is nothing new in fashion and design, and when executed correctly can have a gorgeous and eclectic effect. Stripes and florals are a longtime favorite of fashion and design enthusiasts, as the floral pattern adds a softer take on the nautical stripes. The patterns can be bold or muted, chunky or delicate. We love how the skinny stripes in both photographs are offset by larger floral patterns. Be aware of scale and tone when mixing patterns but otherwise, there aren’t many rules to follow. Pattern mixing is meant to be fun- so dare to go bold and be different!