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Bold prints are everywhere this season. Shirts, shorts, shoes and even coats are getting the bold print treatment. From the more classic stripes and checks to the louder prints like Aztec, animal print and florals, they are all leaving a mark on your favorite men’s fashion pieces.

Fashion is all about personal expression. Today, more and more men are looking to explore the world of bold prints and trying to keep up with the trend. In fact, many of them are considering the look. But given that these prints can look big, bold and scary, they end up intimidated.

If you think bold prints aren’t for you, think again. It’s time for you to open your world a little wider to fashion and style and do away with the black and grays that have been dominating your wardrobe during the winter months.

Use these tips to help you pull off bold prints this spring.

Don’t be afraid of prints

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Prints work for both relaxed and amped up situations. It can work even on the most casual of days. You have the option to wear a graphic tee, printed chinos, dress shirt, or even Bermuda shorts. But when wearing prints, whether it be Aztec, polka dots or floral prints, you want to tone it down with a basic pair of jeans and shoes. Use neutral colors to balance out a loud combination.

Dark trousers will also look great when paired with a bright patterned shirt. If you find floral prints a big feminine, you can toughen it up by pairing a floral shirt with more masculine accessories like a blazer or jeans. You may also wear a neutral-patterned jacket to combat those April showers.

Don’t be afraid to play around with patterns and colors. Try out a few patterns to see which one will suit the location and occasion. Have fun working on your individual style.

Smart casual

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Most people are under the impression that print shirts are meant for casual attires. Oftentimes, people see it as a holiday shirt or those worn by middle-aged men. Sure, they may look a lot more casual as compared to their dress shirt counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be worn stylishly.

Floral prints, for instance, can look sophisticated, provided that you only have one item of clothing featuring this pattern. It could be a floral shirt or a jacket. Match it up with solid colored pieces like a basic pair of trousers. You want it to look pulled together and not too busy.

If you decide to wear a patterned blazer, be sure to wear a white shirt underneath to tone it down a bit. If you try to pull off mixed prints, there’s a good chance that the colors will clash and you may end up looking like a walking street light or a clown.

Suit up

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Imagine a jacket and trousers that bear the same print. That’s a sure head turner. We know it’s a bold start, but if you really want to look cutting edge, you might as well head into it full on. Keep in mind, though, that everything should be done in moderation.

If you find that you absolutely love printed suits, we recommend that you pair it with a solid colored shirt of a completely different color. This will help balance out the busyness and loudness of the suit. Neutral colors are your best option. Do this and you’ll become the most well dressed man you want to be.

Accessorize

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Bold print makes for a great statement piece. If you are looking to add a little flare to your outfit but find it a bit intimidating, accessories would be a great place to start. Ties, watches, belts, caps, socks, shoes or other accessories that feature paisley or floral prints may be what you need to make an impact. This is especially recommended if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the patterned end of the pool.

If you’re a smart dresser, you may want to start by pairing a white shirt with a patterned tie. White shirt is like a blank canvas, so you can use whatever tie you like and it will undoubtedly look good.

Introduce pattern into your wardrobe slowly, especially if you are new to wearing print. Just start small to see how it feels for you. When you feel confident enough to move towards a bolder wardrobe, then go ahead and invest in printed shirts, pants, shorts and other pieces of clothing.

Final thoughts

Bold prints make for some much needed color and vibrancy into minimal or neutral outfits. When done right, you’ll be able to stand out in the crowd. But wearing prints will only work for you if you feel confident with what you’re wearing.

Awkwardness is extremely difficult to hide. Any kind of second guessing will make you look comfortable. When wearing bold prints, the key is to wear it with a great deal of confidence. Remember, it’s how you carry your clothes that make the biggest impact.

Scarves have always been a staple in men’s clothing. This profound piece of neck wear has graced the necks of the world’s greatest warriors, artists, statements and most prolific leaders. There may not be a lot of stylish ways to wear a scarf during the earlier times, but they wore their scarves proudly. During those times, scarves were used to signify one’s rank or class status. Today, however, a scarf is seen as a functional and fashionable accessory for men.

Men’s scarves may not be as vibrant as compared to that of women, but that doesn’t mean that they should end up looking plain or dull. As such, we’re always looking for stylish ways to wear a scarf. The right scarf knotted the right way can truly elevate your outfit. In fact, it adds a strong element of style to an otherwise bland outfit. However, since most men consider wearing them effeminate, it is very seldom that we see men donning a scarf. Plus, most men are baffled on how to properly wear one.

If you’re looking to step-up in the scarf-styling game, then you came to the right place. In this article, we’ve put together 6 stylish ways to wear a scarf for men. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to being your most stylish self.

Classic drape

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If you don’t know how to properly tie a scarf, then this is the best option for you. Obviously, it doesn’t involve tying. All you need to do is to hang the scarf around your neck, making sure that both ends of the scarf are of even length. That’s it.

Since the front of your neck will be exposed, this isn’t recommended during the cold, winter months. Rather, this would make for a casual look for spring or fall. The scarf is more of an accent piece that can be used to upgrade your outfit.

The classic drape may not be the most stylish way to wear a scarf, but that doesn’t mean that it should look boring. Pair a colored scarf with neutral-colored outfits, and we can guarantee that you’ll turn heads.

Classic flip

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Drape the scarf around your neck. One end should be shorter than the other. Next, fling one end of the scarf over your shoulder and leave the other end hanging.

This style is simple, but it brings a bit of spiffiness to each outfit. The classic flip is typically worn with your scarf on the outside of your sweater or coat. Adopting this stylish way to wear a scarf will give an effortless, yet sophisticated feel to your outfit.

Once around

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To start off, drape the scarf around your neck. Make sure that one ends is longer than the other. Pick up the longer end and wrap it around your neck. Then, let it fall over your chest. This style looks just as great messy so don’t stress if one end starts to become longer than the other. For this style, a medium length scarf is recommended.

Unlike the first two styles, the once around knot will do a great job of keeping your neck warm during the cold winter months. It can easily upgrade your outfit, whether you wear a winter coat or a tee and a cardigan.

Twice around

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Drape your scarf around your neck and allow one end to be shorter than the other. Then, wrap the longer end twice around your neck and keep both ends lying in the front. This scarf style allows for a more bundled look.

For the twice around knot, you will need a longer and slightly thinner scarf. To achieve the desired result, we recommend using a scarf that is at least a foot longer than the one you usually use with the once around style. This offers a great balance between relaxed and stylish.

Ascot

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Ascot knot may sound more complicated than it really is, but it’s actually very easy to do.  Just like the other styles, drape the scarf over your neck, making sure that both ends are even in the front. Then, take both ends and tie them as if you were starting to tie your shoelace. Although you can still achieve a more formal look with a thicker scarf, the Ascot knot is better when you use a thinner material.

The Ascot is one of the most stylish ways to wear a scarf. Because of its soft, ruched appearance, it gives off a more sophisticated look. This scarf style will give any outfit a professional look within minutes.

Parisian

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Fold the scarf in half and then drape it over your shoulders. Then, pull the loose ends through the loop and pull to tighten. You need a long scarf to pull off this look. Since you’ll be doubling up the fabric, it is best to choose a scarf that is not too thick or bulky.

The Parisian knot will keep your scarf neat and stylish. This is a great option for those days when you’re out and about on a cold winter day. This style is ideal for turning casual outfits into well put together look. Appropriately masculine and polished, this easy knot is perfect for a night out.

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