Where my Hipsters at? Fall has me coming up with all sorts of ways to mix in crewneck sweaters in to fashionable outfits. Men’s fashion can sometimes feel limited. Don’t get me wrong, I love style, but sometimes I feel like I need variety in my wardrobe, don’t you? Well, Fall is the time to mix things up. You have hats, you have scarves, tons of footwear to choose from and don’t even get me started on the outerwear options. Yes, it can get pricy, but here’s a simple outfit I whipped together for our Fall fashion shoot the other day.
Julian was very easy to work with. Because of his hair, and what seems to be trending in male models these days, I wanted to get him looking a little more hipster. Who would have thought it, hipster and crewneck sweaters can be a thing! Yes, he’s on the fancier side of things, but I will try and get a more casual hipster look in future.
For this shoot, and because it’s Fall, I wanted to get him in a layered look. Starting off with our So Extroverted sweater in a bright gold (perfect for those Fall colours), I paired it with a classic skinny jean. To get that hipster feel it needs to be a skinny cut, but you can get away with a straight cut if you’re a little bigger. I personally find the skinning cut on a bigger person changes the look. Then we rolled the cuff because it added a little preppy sass to the look. You could also tuck the pant into the boot and let it bunch up over time. On the topic of boots, we went with an earth tone here because of the coat we used, and because there is something earthy to Fall fashion that I love.
On the topic of coats, I love the coat we have him in. Carries that vintage leather feel, with a touch of military because of the shoulder straps. We can all use a rich brown coat in this season (try a tweed coat if you don’t want to go the leather route). Now, here’s where I kept it simple but really could have gone so much further. I threw a simple navy knit scarf on him for a pop of contrasting colour. By contrasting, I mean it was in contrast to the earth tones the rest of the outfit is in. You could easily use another earth tone, maybe a dark or forest green. Another option would be to throw a scarf with a big pattern in. I went simple because the star of the show needed to be the cozy sweater, but feel free to play with it.
We topped it all off with a sweet hat that my grandfather would have loved (one might call it vintage). I didn’t feel using a beanie was the way to go just because of the structure in the coat. If the coat didn’t have the shoulder straps, I think a beanie would have been perfect as well, but that’s just me and that’s just fashion, personal touches.
So what do you think… does it work for you?