Guys, Do Yourself a Solid: Try a Pattern This Spring

Easy and breathable, it’s a safe bet you’ll be living in lightweight cotton button-fronts this spring and summer. But resorting to the same solid shirts over and over again can get boring. So, if you’ve got a closet full of solids – or if you’re just looking to shake things up a bit – here are the three patterns to work into the rotation.

3 Patterns Guys Need This Spring

1. Geometric: Consider this your baby step into the world of patterns. Your best bet is to seek out a small, repeating print like dots, hexagons, or interlocking circles. The goal is a print that blends from far away. Just add chinos and loafers and you’re set for the office – or drinks at the country club.

2. Floral: Men’s florals are big right now. To ease into the look, try a print with a subtle white background. Wear it under a sport coat with jeans to keep it tame. Or go bolder and style it unbuttoned with a white tee and shorts – like a more sophisticated alternative to the Hawaiian shirt.
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May 1, 2014

Prep for Spring with 4 Seasonal Must-Haves from Elie Tahari

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With warmer weather just around the corner, we’re tackling four of the season’s must-have trends with a little (okay, a lot of) help from Elie Tahari’s Spring Collection.

Push Those Petals
Spring florals are always a must, but this year, up the ante on the garden variety with Elie Tahari’s bold graphic prints and neon hues.

Look to Leather
With this label’s knack for the luxe fabric, its leather jackets aren’t just for chilly occasions. Oh so supple and lightweight, they still have a place under the sun.

Show Your Stripes
Vertical, horizontal, or diagonal, this trend works best on a maxi dress, keeping you looking long and lean.

Cleanse That Palette
Right now, bright hues are huge, but an understated white dress (something this brand does best) is the key to keep from catching color fatigue.

Our Elie Tahari Boutique opens Thursday, February 21, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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February 20, 2013