Ahh, summer.

The season of wearing white pants and shorts is in full swing. White is not only a temperature cooling color to wear this time of year, it’s also very easy because white goes with everything.

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Obviously white is worn with the basics – blues, red, black, green, orange – you see these at your home course and on the PGA Tour guys with white or light bottoms all the time.

But how about mixing in some really bright, more unexpected colors? Something perhaps you wouldn’t normally reach for when clothes shopping. We found a few that are so great looking, they can certainly be worn for all sorts of summer activities, and the colors flatter a variety of skin tones and hair colors.

Instead of looking too boring or too bold, you can class it up while you brighten it up on the course. Note that all of these have some sort of print or subdued tonal pattern to them so you’re not solid on top and solid on the bottom. See what you think.

Original Penguin Geo Printed Polo

Original Penguin Geo Printed polo in purple cactus takes on magenta/raspberry tones, and the slight neon detail on the sleeves adds additional pop.

It’s made from poly/spandex so moves with you, and the jersey fabrication makes the shirt lightweight and breathable. The trim fit through the chest and waist is very slimming, (simply order a size up if you prefer a roomier fit), and moisture-wicking properties help keep you dry.

This polo looks like it costs more than the suggested retail of $89. It’s available at originalpenguin.com, along with several more tasteful, bright colored polos, and also at trendygolfusa.com.

Greyson Clothiers Ernie Polo

Greyson Clothiers Ernie polo in pink moon/gator is a no-brainer paired with white. The bright coral pink evokes the colors of a tropical vacation.

The athletic-fit, easy-care technical top is antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, dries quickly, has sun protection and stretches with your golf swing. The thin striping pattern breaks up and adds interest to what would otherwise be just a solid colored polo.

You can #jointhepack with Greyson’s cool wolf head silhouette logo on the shirt’s upper back for $95 and find it at greysonclothiers.com.

William Murray Golf Critter Camo Polo

William Murray Golf Critter Camo polo is green, but the pattern and jewel tones of color make it stand out.

It’s inspired by Mr. Murray’s love of golf and golf course animals, like deer and foxes, mixed with its previous Bunker Camo print. The poly/spandex melange knit jersey is wrinkle resistant, UPF50+, has a soft 4-way stretch and a structured collar that stays crisp.

The Critter Camo is $78, and available at williammurraygolf.com.

Puma Golf Pounce Aston Polo

Puma Golf Pounce Aston polo in acid lime is definitely the brightest and might attract some critters of its own, but the detail of the tonal high and low stripes keeps it very wearable.

The bio-based wicking finish and dryCell technology keep you dry and comfortable while UPF50+ helps shield you from harmful sun rays.

This polo also comes in twelve additional colors, and with a price tag of $55, you can own more than one. Available at www.cobrapumagolf.com.

In addition to white, think navy, grey, khaki and black bottoms – definitely with denim for post-golf commitments. Most of these colors also go with all the polos featured. We’ve pictured some options here to give you a visual.

Written by Janice Ferguson, Style Editor

Janice Ferguson has been involved in the golf industry for more than a decade. She helped start and shape the weekly Apparel Wire e-publication originally created by the Golf Press Association that ran for eight years, and wrote the weekly editorial section devoted to golf fashion. She also contributed fashion feature articles for Golfweek magazine’s annual “Definitive Guide to the Golf Life,” and has written special reports covering the merchandise efforts at several U.S. Opens. You can find her ‘fashion fluent/golf-inspired’ posts on Twitter @TheStyleLinks and Instagram @janiceferguson_thestylelinks.

2 comments

  1. The best part of this article was the graphic at the bottom pairing them with other short colors. I really enjoyed it.

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