How To Match Your Clothes To Your Haircut (For Men)

How To Match Your Clothes To Your Haircut (For Men)

Quick Tips on How You Can Match Your Haircuts to Your Wardrobe Seamlessly

Unlike ladies, keeping up with fashion trends has always been a hurdle for most men. And it’s understandable, considering how fast-paced today’s fashion world is. So, forget about keeping up with fashion trends for a minute and ask yourself one thing. What can you do to make sure your style and fashion sense stand out? 

Well, why not go for a wholesome, new look? I mean blending some of the best men’s haircuts with your wardrobe pieces to come up with something completely unique. Sounds crazy? Not at all. In this post, you’ll get a few useful and trendy WiseBarber styling tips to give you a more personalized look. For more, check out our other guide on how to dress more masculine, and how to wear a bandana.


1. First, Understand Which Hairstyle Is Suitable For Your Intended Look

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Yes. It’s a fact that your dress code and hairstyle depend greatly on the event, environment, or setting you’re walking into. And that’s why there’s a hairstyle for any occasion; casual, formal, and everything in between. 

So, the big question here is – which haircut is ideal for a specific setting or purpose? Well, here are a few of the most common ones, per category:


a. Universal or All-Round Haircuts for Men

Simply put, these are haircuts that you can use for any occasion. They are simple, fairly stylish, and will look great on just about any man; regardless of hair length, hair type, and face shape. They include:

  • Buzzcuts – Very short, low-maintenance, easy to achieve, and great for any occasion. 
  • Fades – Probably, the most popular hairstyles for men. Always look awesome, can be used for any event, are easy to maintain, and come in different variations; giving you more options to choose from. 
  • The Crew Cut – It’s more of a blend between Buzzcuts and fades. 


b. Formal Haircuts for Men

As the name implies, there are hairstyles you wear to formal, official, and super-important events. Basically, the main goal here is to have a haircut that not only looks good on you but also says “you want to be taken seriously.” 

Whether it’s a business meeting, the office, visiting your fiancé’s strict parents for the first time, the following haircuts will surely make a good first impression:

  • The Pompadour. 
  • Quiffs.
  • French Crops. 
  • Ivy League hairstyles. 
  • A Caesar Cut.
  • Slick Backs. 
  • Comb-Overs.
  • Side Part.


c. Casual Hairstyles for Men

Whether you are going out, on vacation, or your job doesn’t necessitate formal wear, getting a suitable casual haircut is often a great way to complement your style. Unlike formal haircuts, a casual look has very few limitations on the type of style and appearance you can rock. 

Anyway, some of the most casual hairstyles for men include:

  • A Messy Skin Fade.
  • Man Buns (for adventurers).
  • Messy Undercuts. 
  • Mohawks (for parties, festivals, rock concerts). 
  • Faux Hawks.
  • High Fade. 
  • Fringe (for clubbing).
  • Surf Rats (for beachgoers and surfers). 
  • Side Part Fade.  

So, these are just some of the most popular hairstyles out there. Knowing where they are applicable or most suitable is often the first step towards matching your outfit to your hairstyle. Out of all three categories, formal has the most limitations. Obviously, you can’t go to work as a bank teller or sales agent rocking a Mohawk. 

But, what if you want something unique? Something that stands out from the crowd? Here’s what you can do. 


2. Ditch the Norms - Experiment with Hair Tattoos

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No! I’m not talking about actual, permanent ink tattoos. A hair tattoo is simply an artful design of a person’s hairstyle. It’s achieved by etching shapes, words, or letters on a person’s head using a hair trimmer. 

And since this process just involves trimming out hair where necessary, the resulting tattoo is not permanent. It will fade away as your hair grows. Hence, while hair tattoos are a great way to achieve an exclusive look, they are a short-term solution. 

Anyway, to get the best hair tatt, you must first find a credible, skilled barber. Moreover, it helps to have a photo of the kind (design) of tattoo you want. 


3. Use Temporary Dye - To Match Your Dress Code Color

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I know! I know…! Most men don’t relish the idea of coloring their hair. Unless, of course, you want to look younger by hiding gray hair (using black dye). Right? But, let’s face it. In the quest to have a unique sense of style, you must be willing to make a few compromises. 

Moreover, the fact that you can use temporary dyes makes it easier to tune your overall style to match the event’s theme. For example, if you are going out for a color-themed party, it’s important to ensure your get-up blends in. And choosing a suitable hair dye won’t be as hard as trying to achieve the right color combination for your clothes. 

The best part is that you won’t have any trouble washing off the dye after the party. 


4. Come Up With Your Own Unique Style

It’s easier said than done. Right? But, it’s still worth trying. Interestingly, there are men out there who’ve managed to create their own sense of style and look more attractive. 

Take Eric Bandholz from Beardbrand, for example. He’s the man behind one of the most popular facial hair styles for men – the Bandholz Beard. For him, what started off as a desire to grow a healthy, good-looking beard, has now grown into a popular brand among men. 

Case and point? If he did it, what’s stopping you? And, I’m not talking about the whole “brand” thing, I mean creating a new hairstyle and sticking to it passionately. It might take some time to get used to, but after a while, it will be a part of your unique identity. 

So, there you have it – everything you can do to match your hairstyle to your outfits. Remember, it’s imperative to find a suitable hairstyle first. That will depend on your preferences, hair type, length, as well as the nature of the event/meet/location. Once that’s done, you can then customize or style your haircut in any way you see fit. 


1. How do I choose a hairstyle for my dress?

The neckline of the garment or dress you are wearing should also be considered when choosing a haircut. A high-necked gown should be styled with an updo. You can, however, wear an updo or let your hair down if the dress is low-cut in the front or back.

2. What dresses look good with short hair?

Sweetheart, strapless, and off-the-shoulder tops and dresses look great with short hair. Wearing strapless let the outfit flaunt your short hair, neck, and focus on the face. Large earrings, statement necklaces, and headbands can add a feminine touch and balance out your look.

3. Which hairstyle is the most attractive?

Listed here are 12 of the most attractive men's hairstyles

A Pompadour.
Low fade.
The High Fade.
A slick back.
An undercut.
The square cut.
A hockey cut.

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