I was watching How Do I Look the other day (don’t judge me) and Jeannie Mai told her hapless guest that hair is an accessory and the outfit should take the hairstyle into account. (She said the same thing about tattoos, but that’s another thing altogether.) One such hairstyle where this comment is particularly true is the pixie. The pixie cut is a hairstyle that can polarize people – you either really love it or really hate it. Finding an outfit to suit the pixie – as well as be true to your personal style – can also be a challenge.
I had my hair cut into a long pixie style a few months ago and loved how low maintenance it was – take a shower, blow dry my freshly washed hair, throw some product in it to texturize it, done. And that was every other day (the styling part, not the taking a shower part ;P)
The one difficulty I had, however, was trying to find an outfit to suit the pixie cut. Most of the time I’m in jeans and a t-shirt – since becoming a mum to a second little one, styling my clothes has become low on the priority list. Anything that’s easy and clean is usually how I style myself these days! So the pixie cut, along with my “momiform” of jeans and tee, means I can look a little like an emo teenage boy, especially now that I’m growing out my pixie – I’m like a member of a bad 90s boy band.
So if you’re thinking about getting a pixie cut, do it! Hair grows after all. Here are some ideas on what you could wear after you’ve done the big chop.
1. Add a touch of femininity to an otherwise masculine outfit.
Absolutely wear that blazer and oxfords with the pixie cut – just wear a dress or a flowy blouse to keep it feminine.
2. If you wear jeans, go skinny.
Again, this accentuates the femininity. I would do a white button blouse like this or a draped blouse with killer heels.
3. Skater skirts keep the look fun and flirty.
I love the skater skirt with a pixie cut, if only I had the legs to pull it off. Pixie cuts are fun and cute by nature so the skater skirt really plays on that.
4. Play with prints.
The pixie cut means there’s no hair to hide behind if you haven’t had any sleep/are hungover/aren’t wearing any makeup. Prints can detract from that! It also keeps the pixie cut looking fresh and fun.
5. Show some skin.
Wear a v-neck (show off that decolletage), keep the skirt short and show off those amazing legs… play on that femininity.
Do you have a pixie cut? What do you wear with it? How would you style a pixie cut?