How To Wear Pattern Like A Pro

The pattern trend started a few seasons back, when the likes of Gucci, Paul Smith, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton sent bold, summery pieces emblazoned with geometric prints and bright Hawaiian-inspired designs down the runway.

Though we expected it to die a death pretty quickly – purely because we men tend not to be that adventurous when it comes to anything other than navy blue, charcoal or black – it’s a trend that has endured, with Prada sending out daring tropical prints on blousons, bags and trousers and Louis Vuitton showing paint splattered jackets and subcontinent-inspired print shirts for Spring Summer ’14.

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Don't worry, you needn’t go the full hog. Here's a selection of five patterned pieces you can adapt into your summer wardrobe with ease – just keep everything else you wear clean, simple and elegant.