SPORTING A WHITE JACKET NEEDS A HELL OF A LOT OF SWAGGER 

Dressing up in spring is a breeze, thanks to lightweight jackets taking the style spotlight. While a tee and jeans may seem basic, adding a well-fitted, fashionable coat can change the entire look, so when it comes to mastering the art of styling challenging pieces of tailoring, consider incorporating white jackets into your wardrobe. If you are one of the few who confidently rocks a white blazer on casual occasions, you can elevate your style effortlessly, akin to throwing on a simple crewneck t-shirt. 

A white blazer effortlessly gives jeans and a shirt a look to go from casual to smart; layered over a fitted black or grey tee, paired with blue-wash slim jeans and loafers, it exudes a smart-casual vibe perfect for various occasions. But with the proper styling, its versatility goes beyond just drinks or dinner. Opt for an unlined blazer in linen or cotton with patch pockets for a relaxed feel that complements jeans. This approach prevents you from appearing overly polished, aiming for a subtly rumpled elegance synonymous with casual jackets.

Worker or chore jackets pair effortlessly with sweats and sneakers for a sporty vibe, while cotton jackets or blazers with front patch pockets cater to artistic souls or those aspiring to be. In men’s fashion, a white blazer or jacket needs some accessorising, and less is more. Since the coat is bold, opt for simplicity with classic pocket squares in shades like blue and white. Consider experimenting with softer fabrics like linen or cotton for a touch of textural contrast against the white blazer, adding interest without overwhelming the overall look.

Recognise the white blazer as the focal point and a statement piece on its own, and when choosing pants, go for tailored slim-cut styles in classic hues like navy, grey, or taupe. These colours offer a timeless foundation for your outfit; look for trousers with details like tab waists and thick cuffs to add personality. Experiment with lighter trousers, especially during warmer seasons, if your jacket is lightweight, such as silk or linen/cotton blend. Want a more mature look? Swap the jeans for chinos or tailored trousers, instantly transforming the style into a contemporary fashion statement. 

The beauty of the white jacket lies in its ability to complement a wide array of tops, from classic Henley polo shirts to crisp t-shirts and luxurious cashmere sweaters; the options are limitless. However, guys, please don’t hesitate to embrace the white jacket or blazer; it’ll look great with a t-shirt and jeans, linen trousers in the summer, shirts and loafers at a casual wedding, black tailored trousers and a roll neck sweater, giving your blazer a relaxed vibe, perfect for casual outings or weekend gatherings.

Discovering the perfect beloved white jacket on Vinted or Ebay or a vintage one from the local charity shop is equally okay, but probably even better. But the devastation of ruining the coat can cause a wardrobe malfunction, so stop fearing stains or a lack of versatility; with proper care and attention, white jackets can withstand the rigours of daily wear, and dry cleaners are there to help when you spill your wine all over the front. And when you realise you can’t replace them because they’re out of stock or discontinued, it’s a bitter pill to swallow. To avoid such heartbreak, consider buying duplicates of your favourite items; that way, you’ll always have a backup plan and spare yourself the frustration of missing out.

So, guys, in conclusion, incorporating a white jacket or blazer into your wardrobe is a style decision worth making.