STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Patterned Prince

The thrill is in the hunt. Rummaging through thrift store piles. Looking for that one piece to add to the wardrobe you’ve been working to perfect for years. The lucky ones find their hard work rewarded with the piece that brings their wardrobe to another level.

This Fashionisto hit a stroke of luck with this vintage patterned find. Moving into fall, patterns are making their way onto the street style scene in different shapes and sizes. Patterns are a big trend for this fall, putting the focus on one statement pattern and building the outfit from simple basics already in your closet. This shirt is the perfect addition to this Fashionisto’s style, adding color and excitement to his outfit while remaining cool and relaxed.

Keeping the focus of the outfit on the shirt, this Fashionisto chose simple black shorts, navy high top sneakers and necklaces to complete his look. The navy and the black add another element of interest to the outfit while tying all the colors in the outfit together. High-tops are essential for running around campus. The monochrome navy of these sneakers adds a fresh element to the vintage feel the shirt gives, giving this Fashionisto’s dated shirt some new life.

Take this Fashionisto’s advice and find a pattern to make your statement this fall. Adding one or two patterns can easily give your wardrobe a trend update without saying goodbye to your favorite basics.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Pick that one flashy shirt or pants in your closer and build it up with the basics. [It] looks great and makes picking an outfit much easier.”