When it comes to blazers, most men have a couple hanging in their closet. That’s the good news, since they’re a wardrobe staple. But the bad news? Most if not all of them are neutrals like black, brown or blue. Luckily, the market is now embracing patterns and colors that take this classic garment from boring to statement making. Not only are these blazers stylish, they’re an outerwear essential to seamlessly go from summer to the brisk days of fall.
For the Classic Guy
Details, it’s all in the details. This blazer is far from average thanks to the houndstooth trim. It’s not an in-your-face print, but still makes a statement and is just as wearable as your favorite black blazer.
For the Urban Dweller
Denim outerwear is typically associated with a jacket, but you can wear this blazer the same way you would a jean jacket: left unbuttoned and on a casual day. Roll up the sleeves and rock with crisp all black or a dark wash jean.
For the Trendy
Camouflage is still going strong and seems to be the pattern that just won’t stop, especially for men. The army print was meant to blend in, but you’ll stand out from a sea of muted tones. Wearing the blazer with slim khakis is a natural choice, but coral, red or other vivid shades will really elevate your style game.
For the Fly Guy
Everything isn’t for everyone and that includes this blazer. But if you’re game to dress outside the box (and why wouldn’t you be?), a citrus like yellow, orange or green is the way to go, as it looks great against all spectrums of brown skin. Also, it’s way more wearable than you think, especially when you keep it simple with a solid bottom and printed shirt.
For the Dapper Man
Sharp! That’s how you’ll look and feel in this combo, the ultimate mix of classic and chic. The gray hue and thin pinstripes work well in the office or on a Sunday morning.
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.