How to Wear Patterns

Patterns are everywhere these days! Not only are tops, skirts, and dresses adorned with stripes, florals, and more, but now pants, shoes, and every item under the sun seems to be adorned with some kind of eye-catching pattern. The majority of the fashion basics at District® Clothing may be plain colors, but we have our fair share of patterned pieces as well! Take a look at our favorites and how to wear these on-trend prints the right way!

Stripes and Color Blocking

A very basic form of pattern, but a pattern none the less. Color blocking has gained popularity in recent years and can now be seen in a variety of forms. Our Juniors Tri-Blend Pieced Crewneck Tee is a great intro item into the trend and will look great with a casual ensemble of jeans and flats.

The Young Mens Tri-Blend Pieced Crewneck Tee blurs the line between color blocking and stripes with a bit of a different look than its female counterpart. This version gives off more of a summery feel and would look great with our Boardshorts and a pair of flip flops.

District’s® take on stripes is a subtle one. We are big fans of the mini stripe and feature it on several of our items including our Mens and Ladies Mini Stripe Full-Zip Hoodie and Mini Stripe Gathered Racerback Tank. Because this particular stripe is so subtle it can easily be paired with other patterns like florals or polka dots, breaking that dated rule about mixing patterns!


It’s all about camo! Brought out of the military and into everyday fashion, it is now one of the most popular patterns out there. We love camo of all shapes, sizes and colors in the District® and offer the pattern as an option for many of our otherwise plain basics.

For girls, the Cotton Swing Tank and Perfect Weight® Camo Crew Tee (which is available in Pink Camo) would look great with a pair of black pants and boots or strappy sandals.

Available for a variety of needs and styles, camo options for guys include the Perfect Weight® Camo Crew Tee,Cotton Ringer Tank, and Long Sleeve Thermal all look perfect with a pair of worn-in, distressed jeans.

For just a touch of camo, several of our accessories are available in a camo option, including hats, caps, and bags.

Animal Print – A Great Update to Your Fall Wardrobe!

Animal prints of all kinds have flooded fashion in recent years. Everything from dresses, tops, pants, shoes, and more are now available in this fierce pattern. Our previously mentioned Ladies Perfect Weight® Camo Crew is also available in a classic Leopard print that would add some fun to some white shorts or pants or a light-colored maxi skirt!

Custom T Shirts and Prints

Don’t forget, our items are great for personalization and adding your own unique flair. Create custom t shirts with a pattern you design yourself to show off that creativity. Not only do custom t shirts accentuate your individuality, but they’re guaranteed to turn heads. So make your wardrobe your own!