THE PARKING GARAGE NORTH OF MACY’S IS CLOSED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO ADDITIONAL LEVELS.
PLEASE USE FENLON PARKING GARAGE FOR MACY’S PARKING.

TODAY’S HOURS:  10 AM - 9 PM See All Hours » · Guest Services (614) 337-2200 · Directions »

EastonWay Blog

The Latest News from Easton

Easton MrE

Whether he’s shopping for some new threads, planning a special date or looking for a place to catch the big game and grab a beer with his buddies after work, Mr. E represents the unique styles and tastes of modern guys, offering his perspective on what there is to see and do at Easton.

 Follow Easton MrE on Instagram

/ Categories: MrE

The Guy’s Guide to Mixing Patterns

“Never mix patterns” is an outdated piece of fashion advice that has recently been kicked to the curb. Your mom might still hate on your stripes and polka dots, but rest assured, it’s stylish and cool to be bold with patterns. Whether it’s a Gucci menswear runway show or the red carpet at the VMAs, you’ll see pattern mixing on all the men who sport the hottest looks.

It can take a little bravery to pull off, considering that one wrong move can leave you looking more like Sheldon Cooper than Bradley Cooper (and pairing the wrong plaids can lead to a full-on Urkel vibe). Learning the tricks to mixing things up really comes down to a few simple formulas. Stick to these rules, and soon you’ll be rocking the prints like a pro.

Start simple

Ease into pattern mixing by starting with something lots of fashionable men do every single workday: combining shirt and tie prints. Keep your colors complementary, and pay attention to balance. (Pro tip: Let your shirt be the boldest piece of clothing. A bright striped shirt, for example, pairs well with a checked tie in a more muted tone.)

 






Texturize

Ready to experiment with patterns but not quite ready for the big leagues? Keep in mind that some textures read like prints to the eye. For example, pairing the visible wale in a pair of corduroys with the nubby texture of a hand-knit sweater is a neutral way of mixing stripes and dots.

 




 



Pay attention to scale

When you’re ready to get down to some serious mixing, keep one thing in mind: scale. It may sound counterintuitive, but you want your patterns to be in different sizes. Sporting a shirt with fat polka dots? Then you’ll want your jacket to have micro-dots. When mixing stripes, plaids or other patterns, pay strict attention to the scale of the design. If you pair the same size patterns, you risk looking like you just got out of a clown car.

 

 

 



Stick with neutral accents

Keep your wardrobe classy when mixing textiles by choosing classic neutral accessories. Belts and shoes in traditional colors and styles can make even the wildest looks seem grounded and can be the difference between tasteful and tasteless.

 







Consider color

Advanced pattern mixers can go crazy with color, but even the bravest choices require adherence to rules if they’re going to work. If you’re not a graphic designer, you might want to familiarize yourself with the color wheel and learn what color combinations are complementary. Until you master the complexities, focus on one or two color combos.

 






Get the look at these Easton stores:

Express Men

Abercrombie & Fitch

American Eagle Outfitters

Banana Republic

Buckle

Eddie Bauer

GAP

H&M

Hollister

J. Crew

PacSun

Previous Article The Common Scents Guide to Choosing the Right Cologne
Next Article Blue Star Barbershop is Coming to Easton
blog comments powered by Disqus

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Some of our Easton Originals 

With more than 28 million visitors per year, Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination featuring nearly 300 best-in-class retailers alongside Columbus’ most exciting dining options, Ohio’s largest movie theatre, a world-class comedy club, and pedestrian-friendly open-air town squares, fountains, and parks.

*Easton is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient.

Copyright © 2019 Easton  (614) 416-7000
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Management Office Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM Mon. - Fri.
24-Hour Security located on Ground Level East Garage

Fill out my online form.