J Crew has an amazing way of combining and mixing things together in a way that would not occur to most people. It is all thanks to creative director Jenna Lyons. She has taken a what once was a conservative brand and has made it into a preppy cool and hip line. The idea is to mix patterns and color to make it your own style. One simple way to do this is with the shoes you elect to wear with your ensemble. If your are leery about stepping outside of your comfort zone, then simply hop on their website or glance at their seasonal catalogs and see what you can imitate. Have fun with it! That is what it is all about.