Steal His Style: Mark Ronson

To say that the last six months have been busy for Mark Ronson would be a complete understatement. He’s not only found himself atop of the UK charts with his latest album, but his Bruno Mars collaboration ‘Uptown Funk’ has taken the world by storm, topping charts and setting records in countries all over the world. However, the grammy award-winning producer has also been at the top of his game in terms of fashion recently, ranking in the Top 50 best dressed men of the year over at GQ. But how can you add some Mark Ronson-esque style to your wardrobe?

What You Need to Know

Brit Awards 2015 Fashion Week Mortdecai Premiere

Mark Ronson’s style is very simple, yet very effective, and can therefore be easily achieved. Most of his outfits consist of one statement piece paired with all neutral pieces (mainly black) to help it stand out. Along with the extra attention being drawn to the key part of the outfit, this also prevents his looks from looking too busy and from clashing. This can be adapted for any style or occasion, for example, if you’re looking for a more smart-casual look, opt for a pair of black jeans, shoes and a bright shirt or jacket, if you’re after a more sports-luxe feel then go for a pair of black slimline joggers, black trainers and a printed sweatshirt etc. The excitement doesn’t just have to be kept to the top half either – experiment with statement trousers or shoes, while keeping the rest of your outfit plain for a look that still has the same effect, but is a little less common.

Get the Look

             Black TrousersBlack Brogues

   Black Trainers          Black Jeans

Whereas Mark usually opt for a pair of smart, black trousers for his high-profile appearances, something that would work great for formal parties or a day at the office, you may find that a pair of slim, black jeans fits better into your everyday wardrobe. Brogues are a stylish and easy to pull off option for formal footwear, and all-black trainers will give the style feel to your casual looks.

Tartan Blazer Floral Trousers

Statement Trainers Floral Bomber

Statement pieces can vary from bold patterned shirts and blazers, to brightly coloured shoes, and are best picked by you to ensure that they suit your style. That being said, these are four great items that would look amazing as the crown jewel of your outfits this season. This tartan blazer from Topman is very similar to the one that Mr. Ronson sported at fashion week, and will allow you to easily recreate his look. The printed Zara trousers and the Nike Internationalist trainers are perfect examples of how to add print to the bottom half of your outfit, and I recently purchased this great Forever 21 bomber jacket which is not only perfect to obtain a Mark Ronson-like look, but the canvas type fabric is extremely comfortable and the colours and style of the jacket are bang on-trend right now.

So, will you be channelling your inner Mark Ronson with your fashion choices this season?

What’s your favourite Mark Ronson look?

Let me know in the comments below!

Awards Season 2015 – The Best of Men’s Fashion

As awards season draws to a close, we look back at the best men’s looks from this year’s ceremonies, and how you can add some red carpet-chic to your wardrobe.

Eddie Redmayne – The Golden Globe Awards


Eddie Redmayne - Golden Globes

Eddie Redmayne kicked off 2015 in style – the actor on everyone’s radar this season put an interesting twist on the usual black tux when he showed up to the Golden Globes in this stylish velvet blazer. Paired with a classic bow tie and a pair of high shine brogues, the 33 year-old actor’s look certainly lived up to his new movie star image.

Get the Look

Obviously, the key to achieving this look is the jacket and, unfortunately, velvet blazers don’t tend to come cheap. However, if you head over to ASOS, you’ll find velvet blazers in a range of different colours for a reasonable price of around £80. Paired with these slim-fit trousers, black bow tie, and these glossy, Base London brogues, you’ll be rocking the Eddie Redmayne look in no time.

Velvet Blazer Shine Brogues

Bow Tie Slim Pants

Jared Leto – The Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jared Leto - SAG Awards

Jared Leto stole the show at the 2015 SAG Awards when he stepped out onto the coveted blue carpet in a bright, dodger-blue jacket that stood out with ease amidst a crowd of plain, black tuxedos. With this colour set to be huge for Spring 2015, Jared’s look was way ahead of the trend. He also sported a pair of rhinestone covered loafers that added even more excitement to an already head-turning ensemble.

Get the Look

The statement pieces of Jared’s look are his colourful blazer and jewelled slippers and, although no exact matches seem to be present on the highstreet right now, this blue Ben Sherman jacket and these polka dot Ted Baker loafers come close. Accessorised correctly with this rose pink lapel pin by Alexander Dobell and the blue socks from this Next multipack, and this look will be yours before you know it.

Blue Blazer Polka Dot Loafers

   lapel pin                  Socks

Nick Jonas – The Grammys

Nick Jonas - Grammys

From his sharp, perfectly tailored suits to his bang on-trend, casual style, Nick Jonas has been setting the bar for celebrities everywhere in terms of men’s fashion. This years Grammys were certainly no exception, as the former Disney channel star dressed to impress in a grey, checked suit. Worn with a pair of sleek, white trainers, the up-and-coming musician added a modern edge to this year’s red carpet.

Get the Look

For an on-trend, checked suit similar to Nick Jonas’, look no further than your local Topman, where you will find this smart, slim fit suit that is certain to make you stand out this coming season. Paired with this contrast button shirt and these white Nike Air Force 1 Mid trainers, Nick’s dapper, yet urban, look can be yours easily.

Checked suit Contrast shirt

Trainers

David Oyelowo – The Academy Awards

David Oyelowo - Oscars

By far the most daring male on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, David Oyelowo ditched the blacks and navys that most actors opted for in favour of this striking, maroon tuxedo. Matched with a bright red waistcoat and bow-tie, and a pair of high-shine burgundy shoes, the “Selma” actor has never looked better.

Get the Look 

Although David’s bright shades of red are sadly nowhere to be found on the highstreet, over at ASOS, you can still find a look that’s quite similar. This darker burgundy suit may not be as eye-catching as David Oyelowo’s, but is still extremely fashion forward and will set you apart from the crowd. Add these gloss-finish, burgundy Derbies, a matching dark red waistcoat and bow tie for a look worthy of the red carpet.

Maroon suit Maroon shoes

   Red bowtie   Red Waiscoat

So, will you be adding any of these formal looks to your wardrobe next season?

Which celebrities do you think dressed to impress this Awards Season?

Let me know in the comments below!