James Arthur is undeniably the most controversial winner of talent contest show The X Factor. While his debut single Impossible debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release (and went on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide!), the singer would soon find himself making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Choice language on social media and inflammatory lyrics found James in hot water, leading the singer to lay low after the release of his debut album and parting ways with SyCo records.
After taking time out to release his follow up album, James delighted fans with the annoucement he’d be returning with new music. His lead single Say You Won’t Let Go proved to be a smash comeback hit, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his second chart topper and making him the first male winner to date to have two UK number one singles – how’s that for a return to the spotlight?
Touring the US and Canada earlier this summer with OneRepublic, James took to social media to document his travels (and some serious summer style!).
Join us as we look at the singer’s recent fashion highlights and how you can steal his style!
We’re loving James’ slick burgundy suit in the summery shot above.
Perfect for balmy sun-drenched evenings, a lightweight suit can be a great alternative for those wanting a smarter summer look.
Try darker tones, like deep berry and navy to mix up an otherwise bright wardrobe.
James’ look while he performed at the Grammy Museum last month is a cracker. Rocking a busy dark paisley shirt, skinny black jeans and a killer pair of shades, the singer looked every bit the rockstar.
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We adore this smart look from James. Velvet and velour are making big waves across menswear at the moment (particularly with party season just around the corner!), and the singer proved he’s ahead of the game with this gorgeous black velvet blazer.
Paired with his slick round glasses, it’s a look that’s bound to turn heads! Oval and circular frames have dominated this year, and show no sign of slowing down.
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It’s official – we want to steal all of James’ shirts! Wearing a short sleeve printed shirt, the inked singer shows off his impressive tattoos in the above shot.
Keeping his accessories to a chunky chain, watch and bracelet, James looks bold in black.
It’s a classic look for James in the above shot. Pairing a Breton stripe vest with a floral printed overshirt and sporting a strong pair of squared aviators, it’s a tried and tested spring/summer outfit!
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James adorns another enviable printed shirt in the above summery shot with fellow musicians Anne-Marie and Rudimental at this year’s V Festival.
We love the colourful outfit from the singer, teamed with a slick pair of oversized aviators.
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