This feature originally appears in Complex's April/May issue.

After so many seasons of embracing minimalism, menswear is finally having fun again. There’s nothing wrong with dressing on the straight and narrow, but adding the right plaid, floral, stripe, or tie-dye item to your ’fit can take it from snooze to steez. Here’s how to pull off some of the season’s best patterned gear, paired with other must-have pieces for a solid (and not-so-solid) wardrobe.

Photography: Christelle De Castro
Grooming: Michael Moreno
Market Editor: Mitsu Tsuchiya
Fashion Editor: Matthew Henson