Simon Cowell has posted a picture of himself and his son wearing matching sunglasses.

The music mogul took to his Twitter account yesterday (13.08.14) to show that six-month-old Eric is already following in his fashion footsteps by wearing aviator-style shades.

Alongside the snap of him holding baby Eric as they both pose in their Ray Bans while soaking up the sun on what appears to be a luxury yacht, Simon wrote: ''Taking after daddy (sic).''

The 54-year-old star welcomed his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 37, into the world on Valentine's Day (14.02.14) and has been posting a number of images of the adorable tot on the social networking site ever since.

Another photo - which was posted last month - saw the doting father bathing his son in an adult-sized bath while a picture taken in May saw Eric sat in his baby seat clutching a magazine and appearing to read it intently.

Simon wittily captioned the image: ''Eric has already learnt to read!''

In addition to being a proud father, 'The X Factor' judge also uses his Twitter account to show off pictures of his beloved dogs, Squiddly and Diddly, with their most recent photo shoot taking place on a sandy beach in Miami, Florida.