A little motif goes a long way
Solid colors might be the easy way to elegance, but going for a unique print will make you stand out from the crowd. This season’s designs were created with a special process wherein a pattern is applied first to the fabric so that when the garment is dyed, it emerges in two different tonalities.
On this single-breasted velvet jacket, characterized by a two-button closure and flap pockets, the effect is understated and sophisticated, adding a unique touch to an otherwise classic piece. The outcome is subtle enough that it can also be paired with a printed dress shirt underneath. There is an ample selection of sportier versions with open French collars in 100% cotton that feature ornamental and floral motifs, a welcome alternative to the usual checks and stripes.
Decorative designs add personality to just about any look, the key is to go bold without overdoing it.