Clothing Combination #1 – Mixing & Matching Patterns
Normally it’s true that too much of anything is bad or distracting. But there’s an exception for multiple clothing patterns.
If you manage to incorporate 4+ different patterns in your outfit properly – the whole thing will be one of those cases where it looks “so wrong but so right.”
But beware – there are certain rules you need to follow to be successful:
Never repeat the exact same pattern. That means the spacing between stripes must vary for each striped item (and likewise for all other items with similar patterns).
Make sure no two patterns are of the same size.
Keep the colors muted so that the patterns don’t come off as too showy.
Here’s one example of a multi-patterned combination that may just work for you:
A solid, dark-colored suit
A striped, light-colored dress shirt
A dark-colored necktie with dots (or any small repeating pattern)
A paisley-patterned pocket square (pink makes a great color)
A Glen plaid/Glen check type of sports jacket (color depends on the other items)