“Mixing patterns for fall? Ground-breaking.” Okay, so maybe those weren’t the exact words from The Devil Wears Prada, but you get the idea: mixing and matching different patterns into one look is nothing that we haven’t heard before, right? However, at least for myself, when I think of the art of doing so, I think of something within the top and bottom of an outfit; playing it safe while trying to avoid a potential fashion mistake. However, this Fashionista takes the trend to a whole new level yet in a subtle way. Each new season brings new trends and styles, so why not take on some classic ones but with a few personal twists?

From a frontal view, one would think that this Fashionista was sporting a simple strappy black heel. Wrong: hidden in the wedges of her kate spade shoes are an awesome black and white striped pattern. In combination with her cropped denim jacket (a staple for the fall and spring seasons, of course), this Fashionista’s look is a nice mix between casual and dressy for the fall. In addition, fear not that your floral dresses be left in the summer. Fortunetly, you can still hold onto a few of your spring/summer pieces while the weather remains warm. This Fashionista, for example, contrasts her patterned wedges with her floral dress, perfect for those warmer fall days.

To top off her look (no pun intended), this Fashionista finished her look with a fedora. While the fall weather is still warm thus far, take advantage of those days with some of your favorite summer pieces with a few hints of autumn.

One Simple Change: Looking for something more casual for class? Dress down your look by switching your wedges for a pair of comfy patterned Keds.