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Rules of Style: How to Wear Bold Patterns and Colors

Wondering how to wear this summer's brightest looks? Top menswear designers like Richard Chai, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, and Patrick Robinson lay down the rules of incorporating pattern and color into your wardrobe.

Some style advice is nearly a tautology, but worth restating: "Too much pattern is a disaster," says Tommy Hilfiger. Other words of wisdom are a little less obvious: "If you're a pasty-looking fellow, stay away from reds and oranges," suggests Christian Bastin.

Here's what 10 notable menswear designers think about stripes, patterns, colors, and bold prints.

Slide 2: Photo Courtesy of WWD; Slide 3: Photo Courtesy of GQ; Slide 4: Photo Courtesy of Timo Weiland; Slides 5-9: Photos Courtesy of WWD; Slide 10: Photo Courtesy of the Chai Brothers; Slide 11: Photo Courtesy of Christopher Bastin.
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