Fashion Inspired by Music Videos: "Famous," by Nathan Sykes

Vintage-inspired looks that you'll want to copy now.
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Screenshot of the music video for "Famous," by Nathan Sykes

Ever since I started writing the "Fashion Inspired by Music Videos" column, I have wanted to feature a male artist. When I stumbled upon the video for "Famous," by Nathan Sykes, I knew that it would be the perfect foray into the world of menswear-inspired fashion (with an added feminine touch, of course!).  

Between the romantic vibe and vintage-inspired outfits, it's hard to not be inspired by the looks that both Nathan and his on-screen love interest wear throughout the video!

If you haven't already, take a look at the video below, and then keep scrolling to see the "Famous"-inspired looks that I've put together.

Outfit #1

Fashion Inspired by Music Videos: "Famous," by Nathan Sykes--Outfit #1 featuring white short-sleeved crewneck t-shirt, white embossed Vans sneakers, light-wash girlfriend jeans, round tortoise sunglasses with brown lens, red paisley bandana, cream-colored tote with red "I love you" text in various languages

Products: T-Shirt - Everlane, Shoes - Vans, Jeans - Gap, Sunglasses - Nordstrom, Bandana - Nordstrom, Tote - Forever 21

When we first see Nathan in the music video for "Famous," he is fixing a vintage car in a very casual jeans-and-t-shirt outfit

For a borrowed-from-the-boys look inspired by Nathan, start out by tucking a plain white crewneck t-shirt into a pair of light-wash loose-fitting jeans. (Don't forget to roll up the cuffs!)  

Next, put on a pair of simple white sneakers to up the laid-back vibe.  

In the video, Nathan wears a bandana in his pocket; however, for real life, I prefer the idea of tying it around your neck or around your bag for a feminine touch.

Lastly, put on some vintage-inspired round sunglasses, and grab a sweet printed tote that echoes the romance of the video.

Outfit #2

Fashion Inspired by Music Videos: "Famous," by Nathan Sykes--Outfit #2 featuring ivory short-sleeved crewneck sweater, medium-blue slingback shoes with low heel, gray pleated midi skirt, faux pearl earrings, faux pearl four-row coil bracelet, Lancôme Grandiôse Extrême Mascara in Noir Exces (black), Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (cool-toned red), Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black (Jet Black)

Products: Sweater - Lands' End, Shoes - Modcloth, Skirt - Simons, Earrings - Shopbop, Bracelet - Zappos, Mascara - Neiman Marcus, Lip Pencil - Saks Fifth Avenue, Eyeliner - Stila

This vintage-looking and romantic outfit is inspired by one of the looks worn by Nathan's on-screen love interest.

To get the look, pair a classic short-sleeved sweater with a flowy gray pleated midi skirt.  

Next, add some lovely (faux) pearl earrings and a matching multi-strand bracelet that is similar to the one that Nathan's love interest wears.

As far as shoes go, if you want to get a truly retro-inspired look, put on a pair of sophisticated slingbacks with a small heel to help balance the length of the skirt.  

Now for the makeup: In the video, Nathan's love interest rocks a timeless look involving black eyeliner, long, thick lashes; and red lipstick.  

To recreate the look for yourself, line your eyes with a black liquid eyeliner. Next, apply a volumizing and lengthening mascara; I like Lancôme's Grandiôse Extrême Mascara. For the final touch, put on some bold red lipstick; the shade, "Dragon Girl" from Nars should do the trick.

Outfit #3

Fashion Inspired by Music Videos: "Famous," by Nathan Sykes--Outfit #3 featuring black silk long-sleeved button-up shirt, white high-rise girlfriend jeans, tan faux leather jacket, round tortoise club master-style sunglasses with orangey-brown ombré lenses, cognac-brown perforated loafers

Products: Shirt - Everlane, Jeans - Abercrombie & Fitch, Jacket - River Island, Sunglasses - Tillys, Loafers - Belk

For the final look, I decided to put together a more modern outfit inspired by the one that Nathan wears throughout the "Famous" video.

Let's break it down:

First, tuck a black silk shirt into a pair of casual white loose-fitting jeans. 

Next, throw on a cool (faux) leather biker jacket. (At $120, this one's a bit of a splurge, but it's definitely a great investment piece that you can wear with a variety of different looks; in fact, it would look great with either of the previous outfits shown here!)  

For shoes, I decided to forgo sneakers like Nathan wears, and instead add a pair of trendy yet timeless perforated loafers for a dressy feel.

Finally, put on a pair of retro-inspired sunglasses that are reminiscent of the glasses that Nathan wears in the video, and you're all set to go!

What do you think?

Which music video should I cover next? Are you a fan of vintage-inspired fashion?  If so, how do you incorporate it into your everyday look?  Is your style more feminine or tomboy-ish, or do you like both?  Let me know in the comments!  

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