For men everywhere, the absence or presence of facial hair has been an every day dilemma. As a third-party observer, I find that it’s one of the most under-rated male accessories. Facial hair is something that can be easily cut, grown and shaped into numerous styles. Whether you don a beard, goatee or mutton chops, it’s another means of expressing your individual style.
This Fashionisto was on his way to study for finals when I spotted his bold patterned sweater, bright blue hat and bearded face. Each piece of his look was both unique and distinct. His facial hair added another element to his alternative ensemble. He kept the colors of his look very similar, different tones of red and blue. However, the way this Fashionisto paired a loose-fitting shirt and baggy sweater with skinny jeans and a simple pair of black TOMS shoes made the look cohesive and casual. His dark scruff further illustrated the stress-free vibe his clothing exuded. The different pieces all culminated in a comfortable yet cool outfit.
The core components of this look are skinny jeans, a statement sweater and some scruff. The juxtaposition of these pieces creates a whimsical look that would look good on anyone. Cheap Monday has a great selection of skinny-jeans to choose from; this pair would go nicely with a simple T-shirt or a formal button-down. When looking for slouchy and comfortable sweaters the best places to search are thrift stores, which is where this Fashionisto purchased his. However, Urban Outfitters has a small selection of slouchy sweaters, such as this white version. As for the facial hair, it’s something to experiment with and the best part is that no matter how you shape it, it will always grow back. Whether you choose to go clean cut for a formal event, scruffy for a more relaxed look or mix things up with a moustache or a goatee, this facial accessory adds another dimension to any look.
Hint: A bold pair of frames is another way to add a fun twist to a look, experiment with size, shape and color to find a style that suits both your taste and face.