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The Guy's Guide to Wearing Ski Slope White

A SNOWY HUE TO STYLE ALL YEAR

Summer is here, the sun is beaming, and colors are popping. Prime your closet for more color with this series of guides for bold shades. Each week SG HQ is going to break down how to wear a stylish hue with easy color combinations and outfit ideas.


Catch up on bluebird blueamber orangelavenderarmy green, salmon, slateblood orangesharkskingoldtealkhaki, merlotredevergreen, cobalt blue, mint green, orange sorbet, yellow and navy.


The staple snowy hue

We know, we know: White is a scary wardrobe color, because it attracts every dirt particle and errant drop of Merlot within a four-mile radius. But we’re all adults now and it’s time to learn to wear the snowy hue without fear…and without making a total mess—in no small part because white is the neutral of all neutrals. Meaning? It’s a killer color to build an outfit around.

And though we love all shades of sartorial white around Style Girlfriend HQ, the one we’re most obsessed with lately is ski slope: This Swiss alps-style hue is a little richer than its starker cousin, with warmer, almost golden undertones rather than blue. And while we’re out of winter sport season, wearing white season is speeding up (and, of course, a classic white tee is forever).

See how to wear white all season:

HOW TO WEAR

A spankin’ clean white tone works pretty much any time: It’s all about choosing the right pieces. You definitely need a plain white tee, but look for one with a slightly weightier knit than your standard Hanes—it’ll hold its shape better in the long run and stop you from looking like you left the house in an undershirt. Keep one white polo on hand for casual Fridays or upscale brunch, and remember you can never, ever go wrong with a lightweight white linen button up and a pair of broken in jeans.

At the office

Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Shirt: Saturdays NYC, $150 | Shoes: Cole Haan, $270

Socks: Express, $11 | Tie: Tie.com, $20 | Pocket Square: Robert Talbott, $50

Watch: Komono, $90 | Belt: Bonobos, $68 | Cologne: Oliver & Co., $145 | Pomade: Triumph and Disaster, $27

WHAT TO PAIR

Like we said: White is the reigning king of neutrals, so you the possibilities are endless. Where are a few hues we recommend you challenge yourself to incorporate in the coming months like navy, turquoise, and anything in the pale pastel zone (nope, not just for Easter!).

A classic white shirt of any style works perfectly with a colored pant, too: We’re digging a mint chino these days—and you can always mix things up with a colorful printed pocket square or a solid skinny tie.

On the weekend

Jacket: Jaded, $140 | Shirt: Need, $65 | Pants: Beams Plus, $155 | Shoes: Zespà,$219

Socks: ASOS, $13 | Watch: Shore Projects, $205 | Sunglasses: Illesteva, $177

Bracelet: Mr. Ettika, $60 | Lip Balm: Bucklers, $7

WHEN TO WEAR

This one is a no-brainer: White—in basic wardrobe staple styles like tees, collared shirts, and casual button ups—can go anywhere.

The one time you might reconsider that rule is if you know for certain sloppy sauces, the arch nemeses of clean clothes, is going to make an appearance. But barring a barbecue, you’re good to go from weddings to weekdays.

TELL ME:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO STYLE A WHITE TEE?

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