Men’s Fashion: The Art of Pattern Mixing
Pattern mixing is one of the unexpected trends that really pops out lately. Some think it is very tacky and too busy while others love it. It is actually a very good trend if you know how to do it and if you know how to wear it. If you are new to this menswear game, you will first need a lot of confidence to move out of your comfort zone. You have to experiment a bit with your own personal style and then you can add the trend and mix it in. Here’s a quick guideline on how you can mix patterns:
Use the Same Pattern
Firstly, if you are new to mixing patterns then simply keep things in the same pattern. For example, stripes on stripes or checks on checks. The key here is to make sure that with each new pattern that you add to the look, the width or size of the pattern is different to what has gone before.
Keep Things Monochromatic
The simplest way to pull off the mixed pattern look is to stay within the same colour family.
However, this does work better if you’re trying to incorporate different patterns such as stripes and checks. By using patterns that are different hues of the same colour, it can create a very subtle look while still showing that you have a daring side. It’s a good idea to vary the pattern sizes, but not completely necessary in this case.
Just Mix it Up and Experiment
No need to go matchy-matchy this time! THis is more for the advanced men. Use colours that complement each other, rather than in the same family, like a pink striped shirt with a navy check sports jacket. This season is going to be about expressing yourself and seeing just how much you can get away with whilst still looking put together and stylish.
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