In the world of fashion, not mixing prints and patterns is one of those principles that everyone follows. Playing deliberately with contrasting prints and patterns doesn’t always make you feel comfortable. Even the most rebellious are reluctant to mix and match them because, in the end, even if you want to support chaos, you want to appear at least consistent in doing it!
But things have changed. Today, dressing with contrasting prints and patterns has become distinctive, with classic motif (such as vertical stripes or animal prints) and web trends (like the holographic one) that coexist in men’s clothing.
There are rules to follow, however, even when you decide to be so eclectic.
Vertical Striped Motifs
The horizontal lines have long been the favorite of men, but in recent seasons even the vertical lines have become important. No, we don’t talk about pinstripes on dresses and shirts. Today the patterns are different in width and color, and have become motifs on unusual garments – like the pants of this outfit.
To mix this pattern at its best, keep the color palette reduced so that it doesn’t look too matched. A tonal look with a variety of styles is perfect for a casual look.
Holographic metal print
Fashion is in a reflective mood deriving from the Web, where experimentation has been born on prints like holographic metallized prints. This futuristic print is now everywhere, especially on t-shirts – like the one in this outfit – creating a young way to dress up a casual look.
Combining it with bold colors or important prints like vertical stripes is great, but keeping things simple with a denim shirt is a more measured way to work on this trend.
The animal print has always attracted attention because it shows refinement, style and versatility. This is why it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to vanish. The extraordinary feature of the animal print is that it has been reinvented several times and presents it in a new trend in every season.
For this Autumn animal prints have invaded the backpacks, creating unusual combinations of prints with bright and vivid colors – like what you see in this post.
Photos: Giacinto Mozzetta