It’s no surprise that David Beckham has led the masses with his impeccable yet never over the top style. Getting everything from formal wear to day to day looks just right, we’re here to show you how to emulate some of that effortless style, regardless of your budget. So, how to dress like David Beckham? Just read on.
David Beckham Style
Since his initial days as a trainee at Manchester United, Beckham has become something of a style icon, having appeared in fashion campaigns and launching two lines of clothing. David Beckham’s clothing, both his lines and style, is impeccable, and luckily it’s not too hard to imitate.
David Beckham Suit
Let’s start with the most formal of looks, and something that Beckham has perfected over the years – the suit. Opting for clean cuts, subtle shades and classic combinations, Beckham never pushes the boat out too far with his suits, which means he’s never made an awkward colour clash with his outfits, or worn something that’s been too tight or overly loose. If you can get the fit and the colours right, the rest will naturally follow.
If you’re starting out in the world of tailoring, then it’s best to stick to the most versatile and classic of all suits – a simple black one. They suit everyone and can be paired with a range of coloured shirts, although white is obviously the best choice for a more traditional look.
A black suit is a great place to start, but if you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, yet still just as versatile, then a navy blue suit is a great choice. Beckham’s blue suits tend to be dark navy, clean-cut pieces that he accessorises in a minimal way. He adds subtle touches like a coloured pocket square to complete and complement the look.
Of course, black and blue suits aren’t the only things Beckham wears, and although he sticks to versatile looks, he doesn’t totally shy away from other colours. Although brown may not seem like the most exciting of colours, it can actually brighten up a look and keep you from looking too subdued.
Beckham likes to subtly mix and match his suits, and as long as you’re working the similar tones it’s easy to do. A dark brown suit jacket paired with black trousers and a white shirt won’t create a clash of colours and will help you stand out while looking sharp.
David Beckham Casual Style
David Beckham’s clothing style focuses on clean fits, versatile colours and classic finishes. However, this style doesn’t just stop at formal wear. Casual wear is something that doesn’t need to be over the top, and Beckham looks good because he sticks to classic outfits and accessories. He uses these to bring his own personality to the outfit. In this look, Beckham styles a red checked shirt over a grey T-shirt for a comfortable, casual outfit.
David Beckham Leather Jacket
There’s nothing quite as laid back as a leather jacket, and Beckham knows how to get the look just right. There are so many different styles to go for, from bombers to biker jackets, but they all have the same kind of finish that gives them a rugged edge and casual feel. Beckham likes to make his leather jackets the centre of his outfit and keeps the rest of his look fairly simple. If a real leather jacket is too pricey, which they most likely will be, opt for a faux one instead.
A black T-shirt and some slim fit jeans can be enough to match with the jacket, while not drawing too much attention away from it. This is one of the reasons he pulls off the style so well and doesn’t end up looking like a wannabe biker. We’ll give him a pardon on these shoes though…
David Beckham Denim Jacket
David Beckham and denim jackets go together perfectly because he focuses on a neutral, versatile tones and a good fit above anything else. A denim jacket is a must-have for every man and should be seen as a wardrobe staple. Beckham knows when to dress up and when to keep things simple, and if he’s working with a double denim look he makes sure to keep the rest of outfit minimalistic. We applaud you, Beckham – pulling off double denim is by no means an easy task.
David Beckham T-shirts
Everyone’s got T-shirts. They’re nothing new and they’re not a particularly exciting part of menswear. However, they’re necessary staples and can be worked into a tonne of looks. Again, Beckham doesn’t go over the top with his T-shirts, and the reason they work so well on him is due to the way he gets the fit perfect. This is something we suggest you do, too.
The sleeves are loose enough so he can move easily but slim enough that they don’t look baggy. He also sticks to simple necklines and ensures the tops are long enough to just meet his hipbone.
David Beckham Shirts
Although Beckham’s style tends to focus on simple colours and cuts, he doesn’t keep things plain all the time. Subtle prints as part of a layered look help to bring some added interest and dimensions to the outfit.
The well-fitted shirts he wears also adds a hint of colour to his overall look. Something as basic as a polka dot shirt in a clean blue can be enough to add some extra depth to an outfit and can be accessorised without looking too overloaded. He layers this shirt over a simple and timeless white T-shirt.
Denim shirts are practical, they’re classic and they go with a lot. Sure, the double denim style got a little out of hand at one time, but we managed to find a way to make that work. A denim shirt can now be seen as a staple piece of menswear. Beckham doesn’t shy away from eye-catching light denim, but he finds a way to dress it so that it doesn’t look too overpowering.
One easy way to do this is to simply layer it over something like a plain T-shirt to help tone down the colour. It’s best to keep the rest of the outfit simple. Go for jeans that are a darker shade than the denim shirt, and don’t overdo it with the accessories.
David Beckham Coats
Beckham tends to keep his outerwear slim fit and flattering, opting for classic cuts that frame the body and that can easily be matched with a range of wardrobe choices. A trench coat is always a good option as long as you get one that fits your form properly, and can be worn in casual looks as well as more formal ones.
Here, DB is out with wife Victoria Beckham, and he wears a tan coloured trench coat. This is the most classic and traditional style of a trench coat, and a perfect coat to smarten up your outfit with.
David Beckham Shoes
It’s been said that shoes can make or break an outfit, and honestly, although it might not be as dramatic as that (it is) it’s still important to focus on your footwear. Beckham doesn’t go cheap with his shoes, but there’s no need to spend quite as much as he does, and you can get less expensive alternatives that are still going to give the same sleek finish.
David Beckham Trainers
White trainers can go with a lot, and, despite their casual style, they can match surprisingly well with laid-back outfits as well as smarter ones. Beckham’s been seen wearing them with everything from jumpers and chinos, sportswear and even a full suit. As long as you keep them spotless (not easy) and fairly slim fit, then trainers can fit well with a lot of pieces.
David Beckham Brown Boots
David Beckham really likes brown boots. A lot. Brown and blue is a classic combination, so if you’ve got a pair of brown boots you can guarantee they’ll fit with any pair of jeans. They also give off a soft, rugged edge no matter what style you get them in. Brown boots are great for toning down a variety of outfits.
David Beckham Hats
Despite most of his formal outfits being fairly tailored, Beckham’s casual style bears a lot of hats. These hats tend to veer more towards the casual side of things. Beanies seem to be a favourite of his, however, caps – sometimes plain or patterned – make a regular occurrence in his wardrobe. Yeah, David Beckham is 41 and he can still pull off a baseball cap. When replicating Beckham’s hat game, try to keep the colours pretty plain and understated. He tends to stick to black and grey hats.
David Beckham Clothing Line
David Beckham and H&M have been a long recognised duo, with his most memorable collab including Kevin Hart in the ad back in 2015. This gave us all an insight into the humorous side of Beckham’s life. David Beckham for H&M created clothing from pants to fitted long sleeve T-shirts. He covered all of the angles for the working man with his H&M menswear range, giving the line a clean, slick silhouette.
David Beckham Hair
Like many great style icons, David Beckham has never been afraid to change things up in the hair department. Some of his hairstyles have been more, um, indefensible than others, but Beckham has frequently experimented with great success. In recent years, David Beckham has gone for slightly more understated hairstyles, currently opting for a slicked back look.
How to Achieve David Beckham’s Style
- David Beckham’s fashion style is universally stylish. He knows what suits him and his body shape and works around that.
- Buy a suit. Beckham is often seen in a tailored suit. If in doubt, go for a classic black one. Blue suits are also stylish.
- He works classic staples with a trend lead piece thrown in the mix for good measure. Make sure you have the staples of jeans and T-shirts but invent in some cooler pieces too.
- Jackets. For his style, a leather or denim jacket is the perfect addition to any casual outfit.
- Hats, hats, hats. As if we even need to remind you, a hat is a must-have for Beckham’s style. Go for a black or grey beanie, cap or flat cap.
On That Note
David Beckham’s clothes all have the same unified, classic style that makes them perfectly versatile and effortlessly flattering. Whether you’re after his casual, smart casual or formal style, they’re easy to replicate without spending a fortune. His style is all about getting to grips with the basics, including suits, jeans and T-shirts. Jazz up the looks up with some key trend pieces such as a leather jacket to give your outfit something extra. If you follow his fashion and our guide you will be left with a timeless, flattering look.
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