How to Wear Prints Without Looking Like A Clown

Prints are tricky. When styled correctly, it looks chic. If not, congratulations you are a walking meme. Lucky for you, we have this editorial. Read on!

BALANCE IS KEY

If you’re wearing an extremely busy and loud print, like this Moschino long sleeve shirt, keep your pants simple. By simple, we don’t mean basic. The pants still have to be tailored. It should fit you well.

Additional style tip: Tuck in the shirt and roll the sleeves up (belt optional). Complete the look with a pair of sneakers.

Outfit by MOSCHINO

PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Okay, technically, this isn’t print, but this Alexander McQueen jumper is too good to pass. The skeleton intarsia is interesting and the red-black color block element is 100% masculine. And the multi-zipper pants is too cool for words!

Additional style tip: Wear a collared shirt inside, switch to a dressy pair of pants and wear leather slip-ons for a great date night look.

Outfit by ALEXANDER McQUEEN

WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR CAMO

Gone are the days of boring brown and green combo. The camo print has evolved into a much more sophisticated design over the years. Valentino has orange and green camo combo, but this blue and black mix isn’t bad either. It can take you from day to night when the styling is done right.

Additional style tip: Wear this to work. Throw over a dark blue blazer and you’re set!

Outfit by VALENTINO

LAYER IT

Afraid to wear all out prints? Layer it like how we styled this Burberry. The striking red and white checks are moderated by the mint jumper.

Additional style tip: Wear specs for that quintessential British nerdy chic.

Outfit by BURBERRY

COMPLEMENT IT

No, we don’t mean prints and patterns overload. Wear them wisely, see how we did this Paul Smith look. The checks complement the busy t-shirt, not compete for attention.

Additional style tip: Roll the sleeves up. It’s summer! Sun’s out, guns out.

Outfit by PAUL SMITH

PRINT + BLACK IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Need we say more?

Outfit by KENZO

CLASH IT

What we love about this Lanvin shirt is that 1. it’s roomy and 2. the clash is not too comical. It actually works!

Additional style tip: Wear regular fit or slim fit pants. Never baggy or skinny. 

Outfit by LANVIN

ANIMATE IT

Wouldn’t it be nice to wear clothes that remind you of childhood? Very well then this Prada shirt is for you. It’s half-business look, half party look. The print is good enough as conversation starter.

Additional style tip: Wear a smile. Look good, feel good. Wear it like it actually IS something that you’d wear, not just a mere fashion experiment.

Outfit by PRADA

Photography Robby Agus
Styling Peter Zewet
Styling Assistants Primawan Hakim and Devi Lesmana
Model Lucho Moroz, 21mm
Grooming Arimbi
Grafitti Artwork A collaborative piece by 11 artists organized by Artsip Jakarta
Location
Kalijodo Park

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