Friday, June 22, 2018

10 Ways To Make An All White Summer Outfit Work



With the onset of hot summer weather my mind goes to dressing cooler. One look that I have always loved to wear and also I admire when I see others wear it is all white.


Sounds like an easy peasy combination and it truly is, however there is a method to wearing all white. Let's take a look at some of the outfits I have pinned over the years and dissect them.


This is simple and classic. Notice the close to the body fit of the t-shirt and the flair of the pants. Another thing to notice is the natural cognac leather belt and purse.






Loose classic white blouse with slim fitting ankle length pants. Simple classic accessories are used here. Nothing shouts out, "Look at me!" Simple and classic. 




This looks like a very light woven sweater which gives the all white outfit some texture. In this outfit you can see that the necklace is a standout piece, in fact the only stand out piece in this classic combination.


 Graphic t-shirts are totally on trend this year. Notice her shoes pick up the color in the writing on the t-shirt and she chose to wear no belt. Love the gingham bag. I think this is actually just a shopping back but a fun tote bag in a simple gingham would be fun. I would like to duplicate this look for myself.



 This one image has been on my pinterest board for a very long time. In fact it rates right at the top of being one of my favorites. 

I am not one that enjoys wearing a scarf when it is hot, but at the beach it might be a welcomed addition. I have been reading that leopard is the IT pattern for summer this year. I always have associated it for winter.

Again, you will notice simple natural colored leather belt and sandals.



 Simple, all white and the only addition of color are the simple velvet sneakers. Notice the jacket is almost a tuxedo looking type jacket in all white. I know if I saw this girl walking down the street I would take a double take because she is so classic and stylish looking.


A simple sleeveless mock turtle neck knit dress with a natural colored bag and belt. She chose to wear what appears to be a silver simple sandal which duplicates the silver hardware on her bag and belt.

10 Ways To Make An All White Outfit Work........

1. natural colored leather accessories

2. Loose on top, tight on bottom

3. Simple classic accessories

4. If wearing jewelry you can make one piece a standout.

5. Try a graphic white t-shirt with an all white outfit. Make the t-shirt the standout.

6. Add a little leopard to an all white outfit with natural leather shoes and belt.

7. Wear an unexpected shoe style such as a sneaker in a soft hue and texture like a blush velvet when one piece of your white outfit is a bit fancier like a tuxedo type jacket.

8. When wearing a simple silhouette white dress add a natural cognac colored belt with interest at the waist or even hung a bit lower towards the hip line.

9. Add a touch of metallic in your shoe that will echo the metals in your purse, watch etc. while still keeping your purse leather a natural color like cognac.

10. If you choose to wear a standout piece in an all white outfit, limit it to one piece. When wearing all white and keeping it classic remember there can only be one star.

Shopping for......

T-shirt

(on sale right now!)
This tshirt is so soft and well fitting. I bought 2!

White Jeans



I like to wear Ralph Lauren white jeans because they always seem to fit me. I also have some from Talbots that have worked out nicely for me.....


One bit of advice when getting white jeans, buy them a little tight because they always stretch out a bit and white jeans that are slim or straight should fit snugly to look fresh and current.


Belts



This belt is reversible, I like the navy and brown combination and it is real leather, which is important and it is on sale right now.

For more of a beachy look I really love this belt as well.......



Sandals


Vince Camuta slides great looking for summer.




Wearing a touch of leopard in the summer can be done with these cute sandals. Simple, uncomplicated, they become your neutral in an all white outfit!

Jacket






Remember if your top has volume to it keep your pants and shirt close to the body.

White Knit Dress



Theory

Most of what I have shown you today is very basic, but remember that is what will make a stand out classic all white outfit!! 

Have fun, shop your own closet and see what you might already have then make a list of what you will need to complete this look using the ten ideas I gave you!!

 
 

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