Best-Dressed: Louis Tomlinson's X Factor Fashion

Louis Tomlinson has long been known for his iconic streetwear-inspired style, and his wardrobe from his first week as an X Factor judge has upheld that reputation! Over the last several days, he's worn pieces by a number of his favorite designers - like Gosha Rubchinskiy and Adidas - in addition to new ones, like Heron Preston.

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Louis began the week at the X Factor press conference, wearing a football turtleneck sweatshirt by often-worn designer Gosha Rubchinskiy. He paired the sweatshirt with Valentino side stripe track pants. The look garnered critical praise, earning Louis a spot on GQ's 10 Best Dressed Men of the Week list for its unique details and clean, minimalist aesthetic.

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During the first official day of auditions, Louis stepped out wearing a classic shirt by another favorite designer, Burberry. The shirt comes from Burberry's new vintage collection, using their classic check print. He added a sportswear twist by pairing the smart button-down with a pair of Adidas Originals Continental 80 sneakers.

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As auditions progressed, Louis returned to his sportswear roots, but kept the aesthetic fresh with a statement shirt by designer Heron Preston. The shirt features both front and back graphics - "Build Your Own Future" on the back, and "No matter how hard you try, you can't stop me now." on the front.

Louis wore the Gucci Blue and Orange Technical Lounge Trousers alongside the shirt, staying on top of the recent motocross-inspired fashion trend. He finished the look with Balenciaga Speed Knit Sneakers, a luxury brand he's been wearing throughout his solo career.

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Closing out his first week as an X Factor judge, Louis chose another statement shirt - this time by famed designer Stella McCartney. Emblazoned with an eye-catching mouth graphic and the phrase "no smile, no service", the shirt is reminiscent of Louis' penchant for wearing similar tops while touring with One Direction. He completed the outfit with a pair of monochrome Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas sneakers.

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Louis' style thus far has been a creative mixture of classic and new trends, and he's worn pieces from his standby favorite designers and fresh faces in the industry. We look forward to see what other looks he has in store!

Special thanks to the team at LT Fashion Archive for sourcing Louis' clothing.

Louis Tomlinson Reveals He Auditioned For X Factor 3 Times on Day 2 of X Factor Auditions

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The second day of X Factor auditions started off with Louis Tomlinson again meeting fans outside, taking the time to chat with them and take photos.

Once filming started, fan reports began pouring in. Fellow judge Robbie Williams said of Louis: "[He's] incredibly eloquent, thoughtful and smart." Both Robbie and Louis even discussed adding to their tattoo collections together!

Louis' interaction with contestants was again heart-warming and down-to-earth, assuredly because he's been in their place before. Speaking to a contestant, he said, "You’ve made Yorkshire proud, us Yorkshire men wear our hearts on our sleeve.”

Louis also revealed something he'd never previously mentioned: that he'd auditioned for the X Factor three times! He shared the information while sympathizing with one contestant's rejection before running up to her and giving her a hug as she left the stage.

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Louis had something particularly meaningful to say to a nervous contestant who blew the judges away with their vocals: "This show is about like people like you who don’t know good they are. That vibrato, I mean technically that was pretty crazy. You took us on a journey with that, and I was not expecting that, so thank you."

Of course, Louis is no stranger to the X Factor stage. His own X Factor audition was in 2010 for Season 7, where he sang "Hey There, Delilah" and made it through to the next round. During bootcamp, he didn't make it through as a solo act, but was combined with four other boys -  Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik to form One Direction...and the rest is history! Louis was a prolific songwriter during his time in One Direction, writing on 37 of their hits.

You can check out video performances of Louis' solo songs here or head over to our music section to get your hands on a copy of Just Hold On, Back to You, Just Like You, or Miss You

Louis Tomlinson Reaffirms Upcoming Music Release

At The X Factor UK's press conference and photocall, Louis Tomlinson confirmed his excitement for his forthcoming debut solo album. Stopping to converse with fans, he said his album is "ready to go", and that he plans to release it "as soon as he can".

The confirmation comes after Louis was officially announced as an X Factor UK judge for the talent show's fifteenth series. His massively successful band, One Direction, gave X Factor its highest ever ratings upon being formed in 2010. It's impossible to ignore Louis' indelible impact on the show's history, and his return is sure to be the high point of this year's series.

Speaking at the press conference, Louis laid rumors to rest, saying: "People were worried I was going to give up music. My release schedule actually hasn’t changed."

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Louis' debut album is eagerly awaited, and fans continue to support and stream his already-released singles, including "Miss You" and Platinum-certified "Back to You" with collaborator Bebe Rexha.

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Louis Tomlinson Confirmed As Judge on X Factor UK

Amidst rumors, Louis Tomlinson has been officially confirmed as a judge for The X Factor UK.

His return to the show marks the eighth year since his chart-topping band, One Direction, was formed there in 2010. One Direction's staggering worldwide success garnered the talent show its highest ever ratings in its seventh series.

It's impossible to think of the X Factor without remembering how much One Direction influenced the show's history and legacy. Louis' seat at the judge's table will undoubtedly be the high point of the show's fifteenth season.

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Speaking at the press conference, Louis again asserted his excitement for his upcoming music releases, saying: "People were worried I was going to give up music. My release schedule actually hasn’t changed.”

Louis also mentioned his bandmates' continued support, adding "[the guys are] always very supportive about that kind of thing, you know what I mean? I’m sure I’ll get a call from Niall or Liam tonight."

Sure enough, bandmate Niall Horan tweeted his congratulations to Louis shortly after the press conference concluded.

Louis spoke to fans prior to the photocall and, when asked about his upcoming debut solo album, said he's "ready to go" and plans to release the album "as soon as he can".

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Louis closed the press conference by expressing his excitement to help mentor the show's contestants, adding: "Granting opportunity to other people is something that’s really exciting to me."

With the announcement confirmed, Louis' fans turn their anticipation toward his upcoming album. Louis' current singles - "Miss You", "Back To You", "Just Hold On", and more - can be streamed here.