White Out.

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:

White Out
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 shoesβ€” 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 100Β°?)

How do you work white?


  1. I love your collage- so pretty against that bright background! I think my favorite piece is that Jcrew dress- it’s so simple and would be great with everything!


  2. I love rockin a pair of white sandals, I’m not sure if i can pull off the white dress though. Hello Bronzer! πŸ™‚

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