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
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