Men's Winter Fashions 2009: Winter Accessories
Guys, don't be afraid to have a little fun with your wardrobe while staying warm this winter. Winter accessories add extra flair and are completely functional. There are a lot of guys I know that are too afraid to try out scarves. In my opinion, men look more sophisticated and stylish when a scarf is involved. It kind of gives you that "model" look. But if you're more of a rough kind of guy, there are plenty of other accessories you should try out this season. Here are my top 3.
Lemme just start off with the scarves because I love them so much. I mean, how could you not? It keeps you warm, first of all. If you're ever caught wearing a light jacket in the wintertime, wearing a scarf totally warms your whole body up. So, functional? Check. If you're worried about standing out too much with a scarf, you can always opt for a gray scarf to blend in. However, if you're any of my crazy friends, and you want to stand out, play with color and patterns! Say you're wearing your usual black pants and white collared shirt to work. Then BAM! You top it off with a red scarf or maybe a scarf with a checkered pattern that has many colors on it to compliment many outfits. Instantly more stylish. Or let's say you're in your work clothes with your wool coat and then BAM! You top it off with a faux fur brown scarf for added texture. I think sporting the faux fur scarf is uber sophisticated. I will say only mature men can really pull off the look. And you might need to hold a cigar and some scotch to really have the look down. Whatever your case is, there is a scarf out there for everyone and it looks good on everyone. And if you're STILL too afraid to try, it makes a great gift for Christmas. Buy a scarf for your friend, father in law, or a co-worker/boss for extra bonus points.
So, you're not a scarf kind of guy huh? Or maybe you're a scarf kind of guy AND a beanie kind of guy. I will have to say, unlike scarves, not everyone can pull off a beanie. Sometimes our heads are shaped a little weird and it just ends up looking like you're wearing it ONLY to stay warm. Which is fine. But next time you go to buy a new beanie, just consider your options. Straight basic beanies that hug your head like a glove, usually look better on guys with very defined features. A strong jaw line or an angular face. If you have a round face, your head and face will end up looking like a crystal ball if you sport the basic beanie. Not cute. If this is the case, try an over-sized beanie that bring the eyes up and elongates your face. If you have a round face, don't go for the over-sized beanie with the pom pom at the end. We want to avoid having too many circles. Over-sized beanies look great on many face shapes and again, are great stocking stuffers for Christmas. Try these on for size:
Then there is something for eveyrone. I don't think I know anyone who is opposed to wearing gloves. This winter accessory definitely makes a great gift for dad or brother. Especially since year after year, it gets harder to know what to get your family. Assume they are in the market for new gloves. There are different types and styles to choose from. Is your father or brother more of a leather glove kind of guy? Leather gloves are more sleek, stylish, and sophisticated. If you want to portray that look, but be more eco conscious, try faux leather gloves. They are harder to find, but they are definitely out there. Or, if you're like my dad and it's just important to keep your hands ultra warm, go for a woven glove. This season, I may also introduce to him the cuff glove so he can extend the warmth of his glove up his arms. Whatever the case, here are a few of my favorites for you or a gift for the ones you love: