I've loved their uniforms but they officially jumped the shark for me in 2015. In the past, mixing and matching with so many of their looks tied the colors and finishes all together. With the black jersey for example -- the black, silver, and yellow allowed you to wear a black helmet, yellow helmet, gray helmet, chrome helmet, or even the carbon helmet with that jersey. You could also wear black pants, yellow pants, or gray pants with that jersey. It gave them legitimate options for mixing and matching without looking like they are slapping random pieces together (M&MFM&MS ) or needing to go straight monochrome every week. Each combination looked intentional and I think that separated them from most the pretenders who have tried to emulate them since.
Their look now is good in its own way, as it was probably time to tone down how busy their previous sets were. While I think Oregon should still be mixing and matching, I don't think all of the new combinations work being mixed and matched all that much due to the simplicity of colors used. Here, the green is the only color on the jersey, but is not visible anywhere else. Yellow is prominent on the helmet and pants, but not on the jersey. Silver is featured on the helmet but is not used elsewhere on any of their uniforms.
Why even have a helmet with silver wings in this set when silver/gray is no longer used on their jerseys or pants? The wings on the yellow lid should be nightmare green and only worn with the nightmare green, yellow, and those alternate white jerseys. Nightmare green wings (and maybe a matching facemask) would've looked so much better here.
I know chrome has been overplayed but I miss the flash of chrome from Oregon. But even when they wear chrome lids now, it doesn't really match any of the combinations due to the lack of gray/silver on all of the uniforms. The helmet worn against Washington is probably my favorite helmet of theirs currently but they don't really have a set to properly wear with it. Wearing it with either white set is their best bet. The Rose Bowl lid almost works with the nightmare green wings but it still looks a bit out of place to me against the dull shade of green. (Nothing flashy about their nightmare green set.)
When they piece the uniform together as intended below, it looks great for the most part. The extent of their mixing and matching should be to find their best kelly sets, their best nightmare sets, their best yellow sets, etc. and roll with it.