Why wouldn’t you want stubble? Not only is it never out of fashion, but it gives you a stronger jaw line and makes women subconsciously associate you with being rugged, outdoorsy, and sexy.
The answer is to keep it short and neat. Buy an electric razor and shave every three or four days, on a setting of 1mm. This way it is always tidy, only marginally straying into the realms of the unkempt on the days between grooming, remaining managed, but not in too manicured a way. George Michael’s may be too severe, but Brian Blessed has never been a style icon either. Aim for somewhere in between.