We saw pattern mixing everywhere this year, from the runway to the streets, on fashion dudes at Pitti Uomo to your local bloggers. It is a little tricky and even risky because not all prints and colors may work well together, so knowing the perfect combination is key. But trust us—when done right, it's fucking awesome. There is one basic rule to follow when it comes to this trend: don't go Nantucket. Break up the patterns with solid colors and try to wear them in doses. Don't wear a printed sweater over a printed shirt with a printed tie and so on. Also keep in mind to rock the patterns up top and keep the bottom subtle. If you have to do a double take on yourself when you look in the mirror then chances are it looks mad awkward. 

Image: Grazia