Summer may be the season of cuban collars and short shorts, but it is also undoubtedly the season of white clothes. Crisp, all-white outfits are as much a part of the season as beach days and festivals. All white is a classic look that isn’t going away, so it’s time to get on it.
One of the benefits of all-white clothes is that they’re versatile. White can work for day, evening and even at the office. Here’s 3 failsafe All-White Outfits.
For formal summer occasions, stone or ecru coloured suits are much more wearable and flattering, or try tonal separates instead. Pair a white jacket with light grey on your bottom half, or a stone-coloured top half with crisp white trousers – just make sure that both pieces are in a similar weight and texture of fabric with a decent contrast between shades.
It’s a big look but get it right and it’s (literally) brilliant.
Leave the tie at home and wear with an open-collar shirt or tee, which you can swap for a slim roll-neck in the autumn. Smarten things up with a neutral pocket square and a proper pair of shoes, ideally brogues.
As is always the case with a smart-casual invite, it pays to analyse the dress code a little before stepping out.
All-white isn’t really suited to business casual settings, but it can prove an excellent choice for weekend outings where a little more effort than usual is required (think: the birthday drinks where you’re bound to bump into old work friends).
A white Cuban shirt with ivory chinos and minimalist tennis shoes is an easy way to impress, though you could go high-low by tucking a pristine white tee into an ecru pair of tailored trousers, too.
While white-on-white can feel a bit plain, this is something you can easily remedy by crossing it with the uber-utility trend. This is an aesthetic that’s all about fabrics and combining different textures – all of which help to add interest to an otherwise monochrome outfit.
Or for something softer, become a man of athleisure with a white hoodie or sweatshirt worn with straight-fit trousers or jersey shorts in an off-white neutral. If you need some contrast, some dark sandals will do the trick, but if not, commit to the look with a chunky pair of white sneakers.
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