Pattern Power: 10 Must-Haves to Wow Your Wardrobe

by Andrew Villagomez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday August 30, 2021
Originally published on August 19, 2021

Pattern Power: 10 Must-Haves to Wow Your Wardrobe
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Curated by Andrew Villagomez. Words by Matthew Wexler.

Solids and stripes, move aside. One statement piece can do wonders for your wardrobe, as proven by trends seen across the industry this summer and fall. Here's a look at some of our favorite patterned shirts to catch eyes, turn heads and make an impression wherever you're headed.

Zara Smiley Happy Collection Printed Shirt, $45.90
A melting smiley face may be exactly how you feel after months on end of pandemic life. Wear your emotions in this bold black and yellow pattern.

Tombolo Sunny Disposition, $128
Graphic daisies adorn this latest release from Tombolo in collaboration with Cologne-based visual artist Thomas Heinz. Details include back box pleat, signature "V" pocket and reverse-engraved Agoya shell buttons.

French Connection Handloom Dobby Short Sleeve Shirt, $74.99
Going fast! Limited sizes are left in one of our favorite summer picks, featuring a textured, abstract vertical pattern in seafoam, sand and marine blue.

ASOS DESIGN Relaxed Reverse Satin Leopard Print Shirt, $36
Who says only the "Real Housewives" can pull off animal prints? The satin-style textile is made from recycled polyester, including plastic bottles and textile waste processed into plastic chips and melted into new fibers. Your sustainability efforts will make your fashion-envy friends want to roar.

HUF Hamptons Resort Shirt, $75
Go big or go home. The rayon shirt showcases a bold digital-floral print in cobalt blue, black and white with an oversized, casual cut, straight hem and engraved buttons.

Shein Floral Print Button Through Shirt, $14
Shabby chic makes a comeback with this budget-friendly print — a patchwork print of paisley, leopard and floral in a muted pink with hints of creamsicle orange, black and white. Less expensive than a resort cocktail, it's a perfect end-of-season find.

Nick Hash Limited Production "Me So Honey" Print, $86
"We're bringing 'IT' to the ones with 'more to love,' says Nick Hash, who delivers stylish picks in L to 5XL sizes. The brand's latest release is a perfect transitional floral print with hints of amber and gold to take you into fall looking your best, as proven by out actor and activist Daniel Franzese.

Billionaire Boys Club Lightweight Nylon Sports Jacket, $330
This pre-fall find pays tribute to the classic camo but mixes it up with a digital print in cool blues. One hundred percent nylon, it's an ideal transitional piece for those final weekends on Fire Island or Provincetown as the temperatures turn cool.

Sergio Tacchini Nonsentric Tracksuit, $188
It's been 20 years since "The Royal Tenenbaums" reintroduced tracksuits to cultural-savvy consumers, and they're still in style, as proven by Sergio Tacchini's latest drop — a gradient diamond motif tracksuit. Zippered pockets, contrast piping and adjustable zip ankle openings complete the retro look.

Jaded Man Orange Swirl Cardigan, $87
The psychedelic swirl will catch anyone's attention. The short-sleeved sweater features chunky orange buttons and is made from an easy-to-care-for acrylic fabric — just toss it in the washer.

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.