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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Fresh Prints of Bel Air

July 8th, 2015 at 2:00am

Will Smith once said: “Now this is the story all about how my closet got flip-turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how to wear funky prints and make them stop and stare.”

Whether it’s a classic pair of jeans—or maybe the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, some things never go out of style. A great print is no exception. You can wear prints on its own as a statement piece or under layers to add dimension. Summer is the perfect opportunity to be a little adventurous and embrace a funky-fresh look that Will Smith circa 1991 would appreciate.

This Fashionisto looks like he’s no stranger to rocking a bold pattern. He incorporates a busy geometric print with a vintage flare into this cool, casual look. The detail of the print helps draw the focus of the outfit towards his neatly buttoned short sleeve shirt, while the shirt’s pattern gives off a 1970s kaleidoscope feel that’s both engaging and pays homage to the 1970s trend made popular by music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. I love how this Fashionisto is careful not to overwhelm this outfit with crazy colors or competing prints, using neutral elements to allow for the print to take center stage. Pairing funky patterns with a pair of loose, straight leg jeans helps balance out the bold pattern. Meanwhile, the all black Converse add some quirky charm to the look, complementing the pattern and embracing the vintage feel—you can never go wrong with Converse!

Simple and fun, a crazy print that looks as fresh as this will be sure to have you doing the “Carlton dance” all day long!

How To: Afraid to take a risk on eccentric prints? Wearing bold prints under a denim jacket is a great way to tone down a print without sacrificing the look.