It’s been kosher to wear white for a while now, but in all honestly I don’t typically follow that white-clothing-only-after-Memorial-Day rule. I lean toward working white in year-round; choosing heavier fabrics (wool, for example) in the colder months and lighter fabrics (such as linen, chiffon, etc.) during the spring and summer.
So fresh and so clean:
1. Old Navy Utility shorts ($23)
2. Susina Lace Hem Peasant top ($44)
3. Saskia Diez Wood Bead bracelet ($65)
4. AE Ring Strap sandal ($20)
5. JCrew Cotton Taffeta Samantha dress ($215)
6. Lacoste watch ($250)
Start with the basics: you need a basic white cotton dress (5) that you can dress up or down, a pair of white shorts (1) and a white top (2). Rotate those with everything you own and you’ll stay breezy all summer.
I love a white dress with super bright shoes— either pumps or flat sandals. Think the dress above with bright blue pumps. (Hello, Greece!) If you’re going to be in the AC, think about tossing a blazer or cardigan over it. Another excuse to add color/interest to a blank canvas (literally).
A pair of white shorts is Classic Summer; work these as a bathing suit cover-up, with a bright tank, or a slouchy tee.
A white peasant top is perfect with denim or white; there’s something very summer about an all-white ensemble. Hamptons, yes? (Just avoid pairing your all-white outfit with a white fedora, or you’ll look like you belong at one of P.Diddy’s antiquated parties.)
A flat white t-strap gladiator (4) goes with everything from your skinny denim to a sundress. Very minimalist, polished.
White jewelery is super fun and looks great with a tan. (Fake, right?) A chunky bracelet (3) and a crisp white watch (6) are perfect; plus they’re light enough to keep you looking and feeling cool. (Because who wants to be weighed down with 10 lbs. of clunky jewelry when it’s 100°?)
How do you work white?