Stretch your style muscle by clashing two equally bold patterns. Make it work by keeping colours complementary – red and purple, for instance, play well with green and blue.
Polyester vest, wool trousers and leather boots, from Versace. Moncler Grenoble wool top, from Moncler. Socks, stylist’s own.
There is a commonly held belief that fashion requires some kind of pain. This pyjama-style ensemble by Louis Vuitton – in silk, no less – turns that myth on its head.
Silk shirt, silk trousers and leather sneakers, from Louis Vuitton. Socks, stylist’s own.
Matter of balance
Floral prints aren’t just for spring. Paul Smith’s dark, painterly florals are cheerful with stylishly sinister undertones – and come in a subdued palette that looks tasteful even when worn from head to toe.
Polyester jacket, cotton shirt and cotton jogger pants, from Paul Smith. Leather boots, from Versace.
All done up
Wearing hardware to give your look a punk edge is so last decade. Turn that cliche on its head with a tailored suit covered in a zip print.
Viscose jacket and viscose trousers, from Moschino. Cashmere scarf and leather boots, from Hermes. Socks, stylist’s own.
The djellaba- inspired long shirt is a key trend right now. Done in patchwork, it is reminiscent of the quilts grandma used to make – except she probably never dreamed of pairing them with black leather.
Cotton shirt, wool trousers and leather boots, from Loewe.
With a flamboyant outfit, you want footwear that’s bold enough to match your prints, but not so loud that it fights them for attention. Think of metallics, like these silver sneakers, as an amped-up neutral.
Cotton jacket, wool vest and cotton trousers, from Etro. Leather sneakers, from Louis Vuitton. Socks, stylist’s own.
Ain’t no slouch
Stand out easily with a wool patchwork coat that does not skimp on patterns, textures or colours. Complement with a quietly lush separate, such as leather trousers in a calming grey.
Moncler Grenoble wool coat, from Moncler. Leather trousers and leather boots, from Hermes. Socks, stylist’s own.