This year, we’ve been seeing the runway come alive with trends both old and new, like flamboyant, frilly blouses and the comeback of the anorak. Retail racks have followed suit with their own ready-to-wear version of these trends. From luxury labels to fast fashion brands, there has been one element that stayed consistent: the pristine presence of white.
White is a color that never goes out of style. Not only is it universally flattering, but it looks great worn during the day, night, or whatever time of the year. However, we totally get how rocking all-white can be more than a little intimidating. After all, there’s always the ever-present threat of acquiring coffee stains, sauce spills, and foundation smudges and it seems like the threat heightens when wearing white! But summer is the perfect time to embrace this color, so we’re showing you how an all-white clean look and its breezy vibe compliments the season perfectly. Check out our favorite all-white looks below and take your cue on how to sport the season’s must-try ensemble.
An all-white outfit may come across as either plain or boring to some, but the trick to debunking this belief is to add layers. Doing so will make your look appear more high-fashion and less casual. To make this outfit work for the hot weather, ditch the leather jackets or thick cotton coats. Style Craze suggests going for breathable fabrics, like linen. It’s made of natural fiber and boasts one of the lightest weaves you can find.
Skin Is In
What makes a great accessory to your white outfit? Sun-kissed skin. Show off that “just-got-back-from-the-Bahamas” tan with a cute cropped top and/or mini skirt that will make sure your glow stands out from a mile away.
Think white is too feminine for your taste? Add a splash of grunge by pairing a frilly dress with combat boots or sneakers. It’s an effortlessly laid back look that also ensures maximum comfort.
The White Blouse
Ah yes, the ubiquitous white blouse that has dominated our Instagram feeds—puffy sleeves, drawstring and all. According to Man Repeller, the hype has yet to die down. This trend could not have come at a better time than the summer, because it also makes for a unique cover-up at the beach. You can go from park stroll to poolside lounging in a minute.
Sticking to a single color may make you appear one-dimensional. To prevent this, Pretty Me recommends mixing things up with different fabrics. This way, even if you don’t play around with color, you get to experiment with different types of textures. There’s no specific guide as to which fabrics you can or cannot mix, so go ahead and have a little silk with that denim.
Much has been said about the quintessential Little Black Dress. However, we at Style Stamped have always sung praises for the LWD (that’s “Little White Dress” for you!). Unlike its more sultry, night-time sister, the LWD is easier to dress up or down. Pair with heels for your cousin’s garden wedding, or throw on a kimono jacket on top for a bohemian music festival look.
What do you think of these all white outfit ideas? Let us know!
Written by: Candy Mugen for StyleStamped.com