ALL IN THE DETAILS: Sir Mix And Match-A-Lot

Not enough credit goes to those who know about the lost art of mixing & matching. This Fashionisto however, sure knows how to pull it off and not just get an A for effort. His lack of fear for combining patterns, colors and fabrics is like something I’ve never seen before. It’s unique, it’s personal, it’s bold; it’s what I like to call RADtastic!

Though Coco Chanel is the ultimate fashion goddess, and her laws on everything are always unquestionably right, it pains me to have to admit that her “less is more” statement does not work for this situation. If one item was to be removed before he left the house, something would have undoubtedly been missing here.

Dressing up is all about showing the world who you are, and that is exactly what this fashionable stud is doing. He has accessorized his look not just with a black and white checkered cap, blue round sunnies, a black leather backpack and a one of a kind pendant, but with the most important accessory of them all: confidence.

The little (thought out) details in this combination, such as the side-hip tied jacket and the Mayan textile pocket sowed to his pink shorts, add a “je ne sais quoi” to it that many are unable to accomplish. It’s not easy, but it can be done.

How To: In order to rock your very own mix-match, you must first loose all fear of failing. Guys: Put on your favorite patterned tank top, add a one color pair of shorts with some type of detail and a patterned jacket to be tied around the waist. Put on neutral sneakers to leave the attention to the clothing, and cover your eyes with funky shades. Gals: Do the same tank, but with a skirt if you want to replace the shorts and a sweater or jacket. Make it yours by adding a one-of-a-kind piece, and bringing all your confidence with you!