I recently wrote an article for IDEAL magazine for females on how to get the Made in Chelsea look - with a particular focus on Millie Mackintosh, Rosie Fortescue and Louise Thompson (read it here).
After publicising this article, there was demand for a male version. It’s a well-known fact that I like to make people happy, therefore I give you how to get the look: Made in Chelsea MALE STYLE! J
If you’re a fan of Made in Chelsea (currently filming its fifth series), then you’ll be aware that the male casting currently surrounds the ‘Three Lost Boys’ – Jamie Laing, Francis Boulle and Oliver Proudlock.
Let’s take a look at each of them individually and their fashion behaviour.
Jamie successfully launched Candy Kittens, a sweet shop business which has as much focus on the genetically-fortunate females selling them as the actual sweet products, in 2012. His style is quite simplistic, and boyish – much like the man himself.
1. Double your denim.
Jamie practically lives in jeans – skinnies, slim cut, black, light denim, dark denim, straight leg, grey – you name it! He has a pair. Not only will he wear jeans, but he’ll also go all nineties-style on us and pair it with a denim jacket or shirt (as seen in the photo). Double denim is usually a fashion crime, but Jamie manages to pull it off by contrasting the colour and style of the denim – and you (or your boyfriend) can too!
2. Wear coats with big collars.
Jamie is nearly always photographed wearing a coat – but not just any coat – a coat with a huge collar, which he stands up to create that laid-back, just-thrown-on look. Very stylish!
3. Keep it classic with plain tees and layers.
Sometimes Jamie has a lazy day and just puts on a tee with his jeans. This is allowed in fashion, as long as the quality of the t-shirt is high and you pair it with a cute, boyish grin a la Jamie.
Francis is a business entrepreneur, who initially followed in his family’s footsteps and pursued the diamond mining business at University before dropping out to work on his own projects. He has since launched Fundmine.com - the intelligent angel investment community - which he describes as ‘an online Dragon's Den with more sophisticated investors’ for young entrepreneurs requiring financial backing for their projects.
Francis is the definition of geek chic; he plays on this by wearing a combination of unusual prints and sharp cut business suits, teamed with some fabulous circular spectacles, to perfect the look.
1. Don’t be afraid of a quirky print.
The Aztec print of the jacket pictured here is just the tip of the iceberg. Francis’ print choices vary from subtle to downright absurd. However, he manages to pull them off by making the rest of his outfit as simplistic as possible.
2. Embrace geek chic.
Francis sure knows how to pull off a smart suit jacket – no matter what the occasion. He dresses them up for business meetings, with suit trousers and a clean, tailored shirt, but also knows how to dress them down for smart casual occasions. Here he can be seen teaming his suit jacket with a smart shirt - unbuttoned at the collar for casual cool - jeans and stubble. Sexy!
3. Wear pink.
I really wanted to find a photo of this amazing pair of salmon pink chinos that Francis once wore on Made in Chelsea – but I couldn’t! The bottom line is – Francis likes to wear pink, and I applaud him for that! Males tend to shy away from the colour because they think ‘it looks too girly’, but you don’t see us shying away from wearing blue because ‘it looks too manly’. Come on males, step up. If Francis can do it, you can too!
Proudlock is, undeniably, the most fashionable out of the three. He does have his own clothing label, after all! Serge de Nimes has been established since 2011 and sells original, urban clothing for men and women – and Proudlock just epitomises that.
1. Urban it up.
Proudlock is a great representative of British male streetstyle. He keeps it young and fresh by pairing logo tees with printed bomber jackets and a beanie – and man, does he look good!
2. Colour co-ordinate.
Proudlock knows how to colour co-ordinate his outfits, which is a sign of someone who really knows how to dress. In this photo he co-ordinates his red jumper with his red boots, which pop against the other dark-coloured separates that make up the outfit - a job well done!
3. Look outdoorsy.
Sometimes countryside influences creep into Proudlock’s outfits; for example, he is almost always snapped wearing Doc. Marten-style boots. The mustard puffa jacket that Proudlock is rocking in this photo, teamed with a cable-knit jumper and jeans, makes him look like he’s about to go fishing! However, the fact that he accessorises this outfit with a long silver chain necklace and quirky print glasses, makes this male the average female’s ultimate style dream when it comes to boyfriend dressing.
Now what I want to know is: who is your favourite MIC boy when it comes to style? Hope that you’ve enjoyed this post! Katie-xo