10 Celebrity Dads to Inspire Your Festive Holiday Style
The holidays provide an opportunity for families and friends to bond, share love and spend quality time together. This means there are lots of invitations to parties and outings. For fathers, invitations to parties mean dressing up which can give rise to confusion about what to wear. Here’s a list of dapper celebrity Dads to inspire your festive holiday wardrobe.
What is Festive Holiday Style and how to dress for it?
Festive holiday style is simply cocktail attire with festive flair that can be worn to formal Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve parties or your Christmas photo shoot. The hall mark of festive attire rests on color, fabric, and details. Colors like red, green and jewel tones; fabric like plaid, tartans, tweeds, knits, cashmere, satin, velvet and details like sequins, rhinestones, and crystals. Basically, anything with a lot of sparkle or pattern or both.
Celeb Dads with the Best Holiday Style
With his legendary song about what Christmas means to him and his excellent taste in formal wear, John Legend is a walking Christmas Style Bible for Dads. He is conscious about what he wears and puts in the effort to look good for himself and his family of four, soon to be 5. Get the scoop about that here. Though he says his style is constantly evolving as he wears what feels right in the moment, his go-to for classic tailoring is Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith.
His willingness to step back from Royal life to protect his wife and children from direct and indirect discrimination make this royal dad rank high on our list. Dad to Archie and Lilibet, Prince Harry is settling well into fatherhood. As a royal, his style is always impeccable no doubt, but Harry makes sure to add flair to his outfit with colorful ties and tries to color coordinate as much as possible with his wife for events. Can you spot his tie and the inner lining of his suit which matches his wife’s emerald attire? I can’t think of a better way to impress your significant other for year-end festivities.
This celebrity dad is big on family. He never fails to release yearly Christmas cards with his kids Heaven, Hendrix, Kenzo and Kaori. He’s also a star of Christmas cocktail style. Most notably is his consistent black and white palette which he explains makes his wardrobe classic and trend proof. A true man of style, he is particular about fit, which is why his Dior suits are always tailored to the nines. If you want to emulate Kevin Hart's style, keep your festive attire tailored, fitted and simple.
In an interview with ThisDay Style, Wizkid revealed that what keeps him going strong in his career is family and love. Indeed, this celebrity dad is a family man, and his family comes first as shown by how he dotes on his lovely kids Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Balogun Jnr, and Zion Balogun. So, what festive holiday style can we pick up from the Afrobeat star who has strutted international fashion runways? Replace the regular suit and shirt combo at your holiday party with a coordinating pant/shirt set in Christmas colors and a T-shirt. More tips on Wizkid’s style can be found here.
Father to Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Beckham, David Beckham has described his children as his motivation. One of sports best dressed man, the Beckham name is synonymous with fashion because his, wife, Victoria Beckham is an acclaimed fashion designer. It’s no wonder that this celebrity dad schools other Dad’s on Dad dressing. A holiday fashion tip to pick up from Beckham is to pay attention to the fabric of your outfit.
World famous rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z, is father to Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir. Like Kevin Hart, he also likes to don a good designer suit that fits and is best known for his monochrome looks. Our festive holiday takeaway from Jay-Z is to look for a color that is neutral but doesn’t wash you out.
Will Smith is an older celebrity dad who has grown in wisdom about parenting. He admits in an interview with People Magazine that he didn’t always connect with his kids, Trey, Jaden, and Willow at the depth they wanted. However, that is changing because he has learnt that the best parenting is to admit mistakes or ignorance (don’t be a know it all) and learn and grow yourself. Style wise, Smith is known for tasteful fashion because he is very realistic about what works and what doesn’t. He also likes to keep his style fresh, yup he is the Fresh Prince of Bel Air remember? Our festive holiday learnings from Will Smith are that leather is a staple that always works and to keep things fresh and unexpected with pattern.
British actor Idris Elba is father to Isan Elba and Winston Elba. Our style takeaway from Elba is to step away from safe Christmas colors. A camel color suit paired with the right shirt is Christmas cocktail worthy.
Husband to Eva Mendes and dad to Esmeralda Amada and Amanda Lee, Ryan Gosling is a doting dad who keeps an eye on the clock because his children are growing up so fast, something all parents can relate with. This doting dad is also a dapper dad known for using color to add fun to black-tie outfits.
Canadian American actor Ryan Reynold is the happy father of 3 girls with a +1 on the way. Reynold and his wife Blake Lively are the epitome of the all-American family; beautiful, rich and in love. Asides his humor, our holiday style lesson from the X-Men star is Ryan Reynold is how to power dress by mixing modern and traditional suit elements to create 3-piece ensembles.
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