This week I mix it up, and throw in some patterns. When mixing patterns you have to be careful not to get carried away. To make the patterns work together start with smaller patterns, and then add in looser patterns as you go.
I built this outfit around the shirt,I wore the Twillory "Glen Plaid". The red, blue, and gray color pallet makes it a very versatile shirt. I love the spread collar design, and how slim the fit of the overall shirt is. I went with a more simple large polkadot tie, and then used a loosely striped pocket square from Arnold Steiner to "tie" back into the blue and white found both in the shirt, and tie. The stripes in the pocket square add a bit of visual interest to the rather simple tan blazer.
With weather that stays consistently in the 90 degree range this time of year I try to avoid darker colors that absorb more light, and therefore are hotter. I paired some white chinos from Banana Republic with a light tan blazer from J. Lindeburg. Then to stay with a more neutral color pallet, added in a pair of brown drivers from Johnston & Murphy. I am a huge fan of the sock less look during the warmer months. I either wear a pair of no show socks from Calvin Kline, or use a deodorizing spray to keep my shoes from procuring a stench. I wore a simple gold watch, and a couple of bracelets from oursaints.com, to give the outfit a little more flair.
If you are a little less fashion forward, and need to get something a little more practical out of this post try this. Replace the shirt with a plain light blue oxford button down, add in some variation of a navy blue tie, and find a nice white pocket square. If you need something more formal than drivers thrown in a nice brown plain toe oxford shoe. This will give you a clean, and well put together look that will still set you apart, but will give you a bit more serious look.