Bold prints are the need-it-now item to inject some va-va-voom into minimal or neutral outfits this season. Florals are always a must in spring, Plus, they make for some much need color and vibrancy in the winter. This season, polka dots, stripes and old fashion florals are key prints for men. But lean more toward pastels and muted tones for a quieter vibe.
WHERE TO PRINT IT
Shirts, shorts and shoes are all getting the bold print treatment. So, learning how to wear the print trend. Don’t be scared to work in your own individual style, and have fun playing around with different patterns and new color ways.
By design, printed shirts are a lot more casual than their dress shirt counterparts. But, that doesn’t mean you should shun the joining of a leopard print shirt with tailored black jeans or a neon hibiscus shirt tucked into formal trousers. In fact, get it right, and the combination is all the more impressive.
Print leg wear provides the chance to make a real statement. The same rules apply: make the print the focal point of your look, hushing the rest of your outfit. Keep it basic up top, White cotton shirts cannot be overlooked. The other important aspect? Matching your printed trouser to your footwear. Simple is best. So, look to footwear every man should own. “A casual sneaker, dress shoe and sandal will work well.”
The bomber jacket is one of the hottest men’s style piece to own in any season, all social occasions and even to the office. So, it makes perfect sense for the trend heavyweight to collide with bold prints.
Before the idea imprints into your brain, you shouldn’t really consider wearing head-to-toe prints Instead, let a subtly printed blazer provide the statement
More of the shy style guy? Bold prints are still for you, thanks to accessories. With tailoring, neckerchiefs or a pocket square inject vibrancy, while the rest of your look is sleepy, yet chic. And old faithful socks, as well as shoes and even a t-shirt. when layered by a jacket or blazer prove easy ways to incorporate prints. Don’t be scared to work in your own individual style, and have fun playing around with different patterns and new color ways.
Textural prints and dark coloured patterns are safer still, and can lift a monochrome outfit, even for minimalists.
“Printed accessories are key pieces to complete the outfit. Just make sure to keep the patterns on scale and stick with one type of floral, resisting the need to mix paisley with hibiscus. “Above all, the little additions make any plain suit stand out.”