How to Wear a Patterned Blazer with Confidence Like Ed Westwick

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With the start of a new season comes the added stress of wanting or needing to update your entire wardrobe. And, yes, most men feel it, too! Autumn can be a tricky season as this marks the beginning of the layering movement. In the spring and summer months, guys can get away with wearing a tee shirt or maybe a short-sleeved button-down with a pair of shorts. When winter rolls around, it can be easy to cover up in a big coat; but in autumn, this requires some thought.

When late September arrives, there are questions that come into play. Should I wear shoes or boots? Do I wear a coat or layer some jackets? Gloves and a scarf? Guys, do these sound familiar?

Buying an entire new wardrobe is completely out of the question for most of us, but the best part is that it’s totally not necessary. Realistically, a few select pieces is all you need to update your existing look. A patterned blazer is one such piece that can help accomplish this. Some may refer to this unique item as a statement piece that can, in fact, draw a lot of attention. To best achieve a well-balanced look, pair it with a plain pair of trousers. Popular color choices would be darker muted shades of brown, green, gray, and black.

Any pattern or color can work! The trick is to wear it with confidence. There is no better example than teen heartthrob and fashion icon Ed Westwick. He was spotted attending the 2012 U.S. Open in NYC. Ed decided to match his blue patterned blazer with a light-blue Oxford button-down and a pair of black trousers. The white pocket square with blue trim gives some added depth to complete the smooth, gentleman look.

Ed Westwick

Ed WestwickEd Westwick seen attending the Tennis U.S. Open, looking dapper in a blue patterned blazer in New York City on September 10, 2012

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