Lumberjacks are having a major fashion moment. Whether you cut wood for a living and need functional and warm clothing or you have embraced the hipster lifestyle and love looking utilitarian and androgynous, there is an undeniable err of mystery and intrigue to the lumberjack persona and style trend.
Here are 5 rustic, lumberjack-inspired style ideas for this spring.
The Flannel Shirt
The most coveted clothing item needed, whether you are holding a latte or while handling a chainsaw, is the classic lumberjack flannel.
Traditionally done in a buffalo check and in red and black, the lumberjack flannel shirt is a must have. If you need the warmth in the transitional months, opt for a wool blend or cotton and polyester fabrication in a button-down shirt. This simple spring look pairs perfectly with fitted dark denim jeans and hiking boots.
Suspenders are another functional, and statement-making, accessory for lumberjacks or hipsters. They can be worn under a field jacket and over a henley shirt with skinny corduroys and leather boots for a look that will surely turn heads and bring out your inner woodswoman.
Suspenders can also be worn over a flannel button-down shirt with carpenter jeans for an inspired look that is both functional and stylish.
Plus, suspenders will look incredibly cute if you actually do plan to do some DIY. Imagine holding a mini circular saw in your hand while wearing suspenders. The result is awesome!
The classic turtleneck shirt is also a must-have layering piece for any female lumberjack.
While it is traditionally worn under a flannel and tucked into jeans, it can also be worn as a standalone piece with suspenders and a beanie hat on warmer spring days that do not call for lots of layers.
No stylish and rustic outfit would be complete without a hat. While a knit beanie is the most authentic choice to stay true to the lumberjack style aesthetic, hipsters may choose to don a cable-knit pom hat or fedora for an unexpected style update and modern take on the trend.
Pair a hat of your choosing with a classic flannel shirt and some skinny jeans, and you will look effortlessly rustic and sophisticated.
Puff vests are the icing on the cake when it comes to lumberjack fashion. They are traditionally worn open with suspenders and a flannel underneath. They serve as both a functional and stylish topper for warmth, and they balance to the overall look. The fullness of a down vest adds volume on top, which is essential when you are wearing fitted denim jeans or pants.
Plus, all those pockets will keep all your lumberjack tools stowed away properly and safely.
Lumberjack style is both functional and stylish for the transitional winter-into-spring months. In many climates, this manly lifestyle and fashion trend can be worn year round with very little tweaking.