Sometimes, amid all the clashing patterns and blinding colors dominating menswear right now, you need a palate cleanser. Something that’s clean and simple, and practical in a heat wave—but still swervy enough to turn plenty of heads. For that, consider adopting a style move endorsed by Diddy, Andrew W.K., and a growing legion of stylish dudes everywhere: suiting up in head-to-toe white. It’s a look that’s at once understated and bold as hell, but one with that's not without a degree of difficulty. To ensure that doesn’t happen, we’ve assembled seven approaches that are just right for whatever the summer brings your way. Stay fresh out there.
The Not-So-Basic Starter Kit
Sure, you could pull on a white tee and white jeans and call it a day. But a terry cloth sweatshirt and ripstop field pants are just as easy to pull off—and way less boring.
The Center Court Champ
When it's really, truly, stupidly hot out, go full Wimbledon. (Bjorn Borg headband optional.)
The Vacation-Mode Uniform
Head-to-toe white is a fearless, foolproof way to avoid looking like a tourist.
The Business Flex
Any suit that would simultaneously make Don Johnson and Pharrell proud is a winner in our books.
The Lazy Weekend Fit
Weirdo graphics and a little bit of neon go a long way.
The Summer Nuptials MVP
Breaking out a white suit for a wedding? Keep the Colonel Sanders jokes to a mininum by swapping the dress shirt and tie for a camp-collar shirt.
The Yacht Club Special
Whether it's the ocean, a lake, or an inflatable pool in your backyard, you're probably going to spend time near or on a body of water this summer. Dress appropriately.
Originally Appeared on GQ