PATTERN PLAY

Prints, weaves, embroideries, and other elaborate styling techniques bring a touch of class and an element of whimsy to even the most sophisticated wardrobes this spring.  Whether it’s an artful bandana print on a western shirt or a black-and-white geometric jacquard worn to supreme from head to handbag, this season is all about making a bold style statement. After all, what’s wrong with a little exuberance when it comes to playing with patterns, especially if you know what you’re doing and do it well? The secret is knowing when to mix and, when in doubt, to simply call it a match.  

JUST CAVALLI floral handbag, $1,080, robertocavalli.com/just_cavalli
TOMS black floral lombada sunglasses, $179, toms.com
OSCAR DE LA RENTA aqua silk faille rose needlepoint
and silver bullion embroidered dress, $6,290, oscardelarenta.com
JUST CAVALLI crocheted sandal, $750, robertocavalli.com/just_cavalli
JONATHAN ADLER FOR TUMI travel utility bag, $75, tumi.com
RALPH LAUREN greek key jacquard sweater top, $1,395, and matching miniskirt, $895, with coordina-ting calfskin soft ricky bag, $2,750, and acetate sunglasses, $240, ralphlauren.com
TOMMY BAHAMA mixed enamel floral bracelets, $34 to $78, tommybahama.com


ETON floral print sport shirt, $275, and paisley silk necktie, $135, etonshirts.com
ETRO bandana print cotton shirt, $665, and spangled cotton chinos, $567, etro.com
PAUL SMITH SHOES cheetah print leather jupiter ankle boot, $395, paulsmithusa.com
PRISM black/cream tortoise sunglasses, $480, prismlondon.com
VILEBREQUIN linen canasta hat with interchangeable bands, $205, vilebrequin.com