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A Men's Guide to Wearing White

Here's how to make a fresh style statement this summer.

A jacket, pants, hoodie and shorts, all in varying shades of white.
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We love color, but when the weather heats up white clothes can't be beat. The shade creates a cool, breezy vibe that can elevate a basic look into a stylish ensemble. Of course, wearing white can be a challenge if you're not used to it. With a little guidance—and a spin through our personal stylists' picks below—this bright summer statement is as easy as the wear-with-anything black staples in your closet. Let’s break it down according to your style preferences.    

A men's outfit with a white hoodie, white shorts, white running shoes, a white-and-black bag, a white hat and white socks.

Active

 A wash of clean white balances out the ease of athleisure—so it looks like you tried, but not like you tried too hard. Once you've laid that fresh foundation, mix it up with an accessory, like a black-and-white satchel. Logos are another way to work in some contrast. Try a baseball cap or running shoes that drop sporty names.    

Relaxed

Ease into the trend with classic staples that never go out of style. A chore coat brings a laid-back vibe to any outfit, and white denim is an of-the-minute way to play it. You could wear it with your favorite jeans, or go for a hot-cool contrast by setting it against spicy shades of orange and red.    

A men's outfit with a white jacket, light orange pants, a dark orange button-up, sunglasses and sneakers.
A men's outfit with a plaid sport coat, white pants, a grey T-shirt, brown loafers and an orange backpack.

Polished

For a put-together look, trade your dark trousers for a white pair. You'll want to lighten up the rest of the outfit to nail that summertime aesthetic—try an easy T-shirt under your jacket and loafers with a bright white sole. 

Now that you’re armed with plenty of style inspiration, the most important thing to know is how to take care of your white clothing. From removing everyday stains to tips on how to preserve your favorite pieces, we cover it all.

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