When you have a beard or a moustache even, there is no denying that it sends a huge statement about your style, but it is also fair to say that your personal style is about much more than just your facial hair.

You need to find a way of combining fashion with facial hair if you want to look your best and develop a style that really suits you. With that in mind, here are a few simple tips to help you dress with your facial hair in mind:

For the full beard

If you are sporting a full beard, then you will know that it naturally lends you a rugged masculine look. You can, then go one of two ways; you can choose to embrace it and go for the checked shirt and blue jeans lumberjack look or you can try and soften the edges a little bit. A good way to do that is by wearing a jumper that’s a little bit fuzzy. The softness of the sweater and the ruggedness of your beard will combine to produce a dashing strong but sensitive silhouette that everyone will love.

For the circle beard

Circle beards are typically a little more well-groomed than the full beard while still holding a hint of scruffy ruggedness. It’s masculine but a little softer than the full beard and there is nothing wrong with that. How do you dress it though? A suit and tie work well, but if you’re looking for something more casual slim fit jeans or chinos and a fitted shirt will give you just the right blend of strong and stylish that you are looking for. Of course, it would look equally as good with a hoodie and basic pair of designer joggers like the ones from men’s Vetements if you’re feeling really casual, too. It is probably the most versatile facial hair there is style-wise, anyway.

For the handlebar moustache

Handlebar moustaches have come back in a big way (who would have thought it) and are particularly popular with younger hipster types as well as the more refined older gentlemen. Slightly quirky, they can be difficult to style right, but also because they’re so quirky, you can get away with wearing pretty much anything when you’re sporting one. However, I say fully embrace it and go for patterned shirts, dress pants and Oxford shoes when you want to dress us and stripey sweaters and black jeans when you aren’t. But you know what, you’re unique so you do you.

For designer stubble

If you aren’t willing to fully commit to the beard, but you don’t want your face to be completely fuzz-free, a little designer stubble can go a long way to giving you a slightly more masculine vibe without going the whole hog, How to dress stubble? Leather jackets, fitted jeans, Fred Perry Polos shirts – all good.

Dressing with your facial hair in mind, of course, is not essential., but it can be a fun way to find your style and embrace your unique look, so why not give it a try?

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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