Step 2(A): Style Your Jacket – Look A: Monochromatic
Monochromatic simply means “one color.” For those feeling especially bold, white is an excellent opportunity to pull out the monochromatic look out. The key to monochromatic white outfits is that every item must be the same shade of white. For this look, eggshell and ivory and other off-white colors aren’t as effective and will end up making you look a little washed out or dirty. It’s go big or go home, and that means only using your brightest, most white whites.
One key component to the all-white look are your shoes. Freshly white, unmarred shoes are about as iconic as leather jackets as themselves. A pair of high-tops is probably your most stylish and safest pair of shoes—plus, they’re versatile and you can use them with other outfits as well. Another more daring option would be white loafers or boots, which are a little harder to find, but can be a statement on their own.
Step 2(B): Style Your Jacket – Look B: Bright and Colorful
If white says anything, it’s spring. And spring means pastels. We are a firm believer that pastels have a place in every man’s wardrobe. Some people feel pastels aren’t masculine enough, but we very strongly disagree. Like the white leather jacket, pastels make a bold statement and provide a confident, unapologetic look for those looking to brighten their palette. Your choices are endless, from solid t-shirts to buttons-ups to polos.
Our white-and-pastel look is great with light-washed jeans. You can go with torn jeans if you like, or you can go with something a little more put-together. Additionally, a nice pair of khakis can spruce the outfit up. This look can fluctuate between ultra-casual and business appropriate depending on your execution. In this instance, we feel off-white jackets are appropriate.
Step 2(C): Style Your Jacket – Look C: White and Black
The best thing to pair with a black leather jacket is a plain white t-shirt. So what else would look better with a white leather jacket than black? It’s a classic look that never fails, no matter what you end up wearing with it. If you’d like, we think most dark colors, including navy, are acceptable.
Our one firm rule for this look is the bottom half of your outfit. It must be a dark, solid, slim-fitting black pair of jeans. The stark contrast between the two neutrals is bold, masculine, and looks good on everyone. The addition of such a strong black is especially great for white jackets with black lining or designs. It’s also a great opportunity to utilize your black boots or colorful accessories that won’t be as jarring in smaller amounts.