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Whitelines Spring Lookbook 18/19

A completely serious collection of forward thinking fashion ideas for your spring riding wardrobe

Spring laps are officially upon us, and without fail as soon as the sun rears its pretty little head the fashion up the hill starts noticeably changing. It evolves gently, like a prehistoric fish slowly growing legs and working its way out of the boggy marsh onto dry land- the colours leisurely start getting more lairy, the hat brims steadily get wider and the layers get peeled off and left behind in a sweaty pile day by day.

We’ve curated a collection of spring looks, our #WLSpringLookBook if you will, we’ll leave you to be the judge as to whether these are for Dons or Douchebags though. Hot or not? You decide, we’re just sowing the seeds, it’s up to you to bring these looks into fruition or banish them to the depths of fashion hell. We are merely a vessel for ideas, you are the glorious ship to sail them into the blazing sunset.

T Shirt Face Mask

A personal favourite, it’s stylish and sunsafe, what more could you ask for? With the unrelenting sunrays beating down and bouncing off the snow back onto your delicate face, you’re doubly likely to end up with a hectic goggle burn. Now if the Neapolitan ice cream look isn’t up your street, you can always rock the t shirt ninja mask. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, we have found this super cool instructional video to help you out. Now if you’re unable to get a stretchy black t shirt from the Gap for $10, you can substitute with any t shirt you like, you’re the boss.

 

Glacier Glasses

We actually rate these. We know they look like they were scavenged from the dustbin of a cyber punk warehouse, but they’re actually pretty handy if you’re trying to stave off getting cataracts until at least  middle age. While they may make you look like the Professor out of Futurama, add them to the ninja mask and no one will even know it’s you, right?

Julbo Vermont Classic

Boonie Hat

Now, you can get your creative juices flowing with these little bobby dazzlers – pick any colour you want. Go nuts. Generally rocked in camo or black, but knock yourself out, go wild. The wide brim offers good sun safety points, the lightweight fabric is gonna allow for some naughty airflow to your sweaty dome, and the nifty toggle keeps it from flying off as you’re razzing around. (Pro Tip: you can pick up one of these badboys on the cheap from a military surplus shop)

Hawaiian Shirts

Possibly the most notorious of our #WLSpringLookBook is the esteemed Hawaiian shirt, a staple in the wardrobe of any self respecting father of 3 who frequents cruise ships and has a voracious appetite when confronted with the opportunity to visit a buffet.They’re also a favourite amongst snowboarders, particularly those who spend the majority of their time hot lapping the park. If nothing else, maybe it’d work the same as cycling with a high vis vest on, safety first right?

Desert Hat

It seems a recurring theme of this lookbook is sun safety, and for good reason! If you want to stop your delicate neck from getting the hideous lobster look then this is a must buy. The neck flap would also be likely to start billowing in the wind as you picked up speed, making you look very much so like you have a tiny cape on. Perfect. The ultimate combo of style meets practicality.

Hat Clip

So the hat clip is technically more for practicality than pure style, but there is something a little rock n roll about these lil toothy bad boys. Attach one end to your sparkly new bucket hat, and the other to the popped collar of your brand new Hawaiian shirt and Bobs your uncle, you’ve just defied the wind. You’ve laughed in the face of mother nature, and shown her that she can’t decide when you do or don’t lose your hat, you’re the master of your own destiny.

Visor Sunnies

One of the more audacious options on our fashion foray, the visor-sunglasses combo may seem like its rather fruitless in its end result. Surely a visor would negate the need for the sunglasses and vice versa? WRONG. They go together like a 2 litre bottle of white lightning and a park bench. What’s better than one layer of protection? 2 layers – it’s double trouble baby. Even Chanel have jumped on the bandwagon (We genuinely thought we’d come up with this idea all by ourselves but whatever) and are trying to rock the #WLSpringLooks. So if you want to bring a little taste of the Milan catwalk to your Mayrhofen walk of shame, then you know what you need to do.

Chanel hopping on the WL bandwagon..

 

Eyewear Retainer

You may have made the bold decision to eschew using goggles over these warmer months, perhaps you’ve been lumped with a savage goggle tan before now, perhaps your goggles just mist up the second you break a sweat, regardless – there is always an answer. If you’re one of those rebels rocking sunnies all spring, you’re gonna wanna make sure that they’re safe and sound right? In waltzes the eyewear retainer. Does what it says on the tin, stops your spectacles coming off. These come in a multitude of different colours and styles, but this is our favourite. ‘Murica.

Snop Top

(Snowboard Crop Top)

The slightly more demure older sister of the infamous Snikini (snowboard bikini). Ok, hear us out on this one, we know that it seems super counterproductive and almost wildly inappropriate, but admit it you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve been riding in April and your belly button is swamped with sweat and is screaming out for a little airflow. No? Just a problem we’ve invented ourselves for the sheer joy of riding with the wind tickling our bellies? Either way, nothing would make it easier to get clumps of snow down your pants than this little beauty. And we all like sodden undies after a day riding. Who doesn’t like a little ice burn down the small of their back? Remember that feeling of launching yourself down a slip n slide that wasn’t quite wet enough and ending up with a hectic friction burn on your belly? Now you can relive it as a fully grown adult!

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