Refresh your spring style with the season’s ultra-versatile pant
Like barbecues, sailing trips and outdoor tennis matches, white jeans are synonymous with warm weather and often set aside during the winter months. But with spring in full swing, now is the time to break out the season’s essential white pant—don’t bother waiting for Memorial Day. White is the ultimate neutral color this time of year, so consider white denim the perfect blank canvas to showcase your favorite shirt, sweater and sport coat.
Actor Steve McQueen has a bird’s-eye view of the 1969 running of 24 Hours of Le Mans, the annual sports car race held in France (photo by Alain Loison/Apis/Corbis)
The pant’s bright white hue will make the rest of your ensemble pop in a way that your traditional blue jean can’t. Try using the color contrast to play up a dark sweater or T-shirt—think black or midnight blue—then dress up the look by throwing a sport coat on top. Or dress down your jean on the weekend with a casual chambray shirt or vibrant polo. The key to wearing white denim well is to stick to a slim fit and a style that has minimal detailing. This will keep your look timeless while letting the apparel you wear up top take center stage.