Ryan Reynolds: How to Get His Classic and Confident Style
Ryan Reynolds has a classic look, and his style motto seems to be “less is more.” D’Marge notes that the actor’s style is inspired by classic Hollywood greats like Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, with the latter accounting for Reynolds’s supreme taste in tailoring a classic three-piece suit. Much of his casual wear is ’50s-inspired, but it also includes a mix of unexpected elements: reworked jackets in cool suedes, rich denim, and English gilets (or vests).
Reynolds is all about finding that perfect balance. If he’s expressing a subtle bohemian vibe, he does so with leather bracelets or a silver pendent, and if he’s going rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll see him in unlettered T-shirts to balance out the visual messiness of ripped denim. Here are some of Ryan Reynolds’s best styles that inspire us.
The ultimate wardrobe staple: A blue suit
“A nicely fitted two-button suit is the best thing any guy can have. Guys are lucky: We can wear a suit over and over, just with different shirts and ties,” Reynolds said to Details. One of his personal favorites is the dark blue suit, and he makes it a point to not only add a vest when appropriate, but he also uses tonal contrasts, says D’Marge. If you’re wearing a blue suit, why not go for a lighter blue tie with a tie clip, or switch up the plain blue suit for a subtle pinstripe? This fave is a surefire classic. Whichever suit he chooses, the fit is absolutely immaculate on his frame. Never underestimate the power of classic simplicity.
Sophisticated yet casual
When Reynolds is out and about, he’s seen keeping it simple with a T-shirt or a V-neck sweater. He often layers them with a vest, a chunky knitted cardigan, a denim jacket, or a leather jacket, with slim fitting cargo pants and dark denim, finishing the look off with a pair of chukkas or casual sneakers. He’s been seen in black suede high tops and classic New Balances. These staple pieces are the perfect foundation for casual wear.
Although this look sounds like the most simple thing to pull together, it’s the minimal look itself that has the largest visual impact. GQ pinpoints why Reynolds’s casual style is so, well, perfect: He makes it a point to pair his casual pieces with more serious pieces, such as a watch or a topcoat, that way no matter the outfit, it’s elevated to high-fashion style status. He also makes it a point to don a flat cap, which adds even more texture and interest to his outfit.
Date night look
Reynolds’s love affair with the color blue seeps out into each of his looks, whether he’s dressed for date night with his wife or going out for a casual dinner. Whether he’s wearing a fitted leather jacket, a blue bomber, or sporting a lighter camel color suede overcoat, he pairs his look perfectly with, you guessed it — a light blue dress shirt, slim fit denim jeans with worn leather, lace up shoes, and a brown leather belt.