‘Empire’: How to Dress Like Your Favorite Character
Are you familiar with the hit show Empire? The mouth-dropping storyline is not the only thing that is grabbing the attention of viewers. Each character on the show is dressed to impress. The stylish attire the lead actors wear on the show are making even the most modest male want to mimic their favorite character’s style. If you are a big fan of Empire, below you will find a few style guidelines to nail these coveted looks.
Lucious is the founder and CEO of Empire Entertainment, a world famous and renowned record company that he runs with his family. As a man of authority his entire look is built around nothing but sharp distinct looks. Lyon is often seen sporting an ascot usually in a statement print like paisley. Button-down shirts are a must in order to mimic Lucious’s style, so opt for a variety of colors to mix and match with different suit options. Keeping the shirt undone (no more than two buttons) with a structured suit appears to be the go-to look for the character. Lyon is not afraid to experiment with color; his suit selections range from dark burgundy to light pastels. The most important thing to remember is to include a matching handkerchief with each one.
Andre is the eldest son of Lucious and Cookie Lyon, and the CFO of Empire Entertainment. He oversees the financial aspects of Empire, and he is seen as his father’s right hand man. Andre’s looks are very similar to his father’s. However, he takes a more muted approach to traditional business attire while maintaining a classic style. He sticks to garments in mainly dark colors such as black, gray, and navy. Mimic his style by opting for looks that include a tie paired with simple white or dark colored button-down. Tie options should remain in a solid color with no design, but that offer a nice contrast to the overall suit. For footwear options, stick to a dark oxford with limited shine or elaborate stitching.
Jamal is the middle son of the hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon. Jamal is a talented R&B singer and songwriter that struggles to gain his father’s approval. That does not stop him from expressing himself in various ways including his wardrobe selections. Jamal’s style is clean and simple with modest inclusions of fashion-forward pieces. As an artist, he includes statement pieces here and there, but sticks to a simple look for the most part. To land his effortless style, go with a lightweight V-neck sweater in dark colors that match well with a slim fit pair of slacks in a light gray or black. A knit beanie in a cream color and crewneck T-shirts are also incorporated frequently into the characters wardrobe.
Hakeem is the youngest son of Lucious and his ex-wife Cookie. Hakeem has the star quality to become a superstar like his father and portrays a very showy personality. This would explain why Hakeem’s look is the most fashion-forward out of all the gentleman. His clothing options aren’t for everyone, but you can definitely get a bit of inspiration to incorporate into your own style. The character is a lover of chunky gold chains, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts to showcase his toned physique. Frequently, Hakeem can be seen sporting a drop crotch pair of pants and traditional white button-downs with a jeweled collar.