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HOW TO WEAR WASHED-OUT TONES
By Steven Potter, March 15, 2019
Gents, if you’re not feeling head-to-toe neon and you’re not quite ready to represent a snakeskin-print shirt, we got you. There’s another flavor running through the season, one that's made up the SS19 runways of Sunnei, E.Tautz and Lou Dalton — guys, it’s spring personified. Alongside the more neutral, beige hues of the season, bolder colors are getting the stripped-back treatment too. Keep on scrollin’ for our three ways to wear washed-out, colorful gear...
Color is key — so the oversized shirt, complete with abstract clashing above is a perfect place to start. The mix of lighter blues and stoney hues tone the overall look down for a more relaxed vibe, much like our man above’s lean against that wall. Make sure you tuck your tee in so your color-coordinated gear is fully on display. Now, dadcore sneaks are going nowhere for SS19 so cop a pair in a neutral palette to match the look (and everything else you own too).
This season, it’s all about broadening your color choices and, thankfully, it’s never been easier. Take this washed-lilac hoodie for instance. Swap out your trusty gray pullover for this and it’s a one-step update to your spring look. The denim’s gotta be washed out, yeah, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick your true-blues. Just peep those jeans in a tan hue for proof. For adding a touch of '90s-skater-styling, cop a webbed belt and get down to that half-pipe...or not, you know. To finish, some optic-white sneaks will ensure your ‘fit’s at peak freshness. Always.
If you’re feeling a full embrace of living a more colorful existence this season, well, buddy, you’re in luck. Check out that classic denim jacket updated in a bold, orange finish but washed-out for an almost sun-bleached vibe. If that’s not enough color, pair with a pale-yellow tee for steezy lemon-sherbet vibes. Even sportswear’s getting in on the act with those lilac joggers from Nike. Keep the athleisure hype going strong and cop a pair of sneakers complete with matching orange accents.