White hot! 5 all-white looks you’ll want to wear way before Memorial Day
Rules? They’re made to be broken, especially when it comes to fashion. Why limit your white wardrobe to the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day? An all-white ensemble just feels fresh for spring–whether it’s a simple cotton dress for a trip to the farmer’s market or white denim with a plain white T-shirt for a Friday night look. We love an all-white palette because it’s effortlessly chic and made even more fun when you employ accessories to pull in patterns and color.
Here are five white-hot looks to incorporate into your wardrobe as we transition from spring to summer.
Up your sleeve
Meet your new favorite wardrobe staple: A sleeveless, crinkle gauze dress will play well with just about anything in your closet. The timeless design–a split neckline, pintuck seams and A-line skirt–means it will be a summer fave year after- year, always staying in style. For a classic look, pair it with a cognac crossbody bag and sandals. Or, go bold and layer a bright-colored (we’re thinking neon) cardigan on top with a bold pink lip and messy bun. The embroidered yoke and crinkle texture make this dress especially fun to remix. Old Navy sleeveless crinkle-gauze dress, $36.94, oldnavy.com
Rompers and jumpsuits are having a major moment in fashion right now, with A-listers like Rihanna, the Kardashian sisters and Rose Byrne lovin’ on the trend. Not only are rompers figure-flattering, but they can give you a perfectly pulled-together, tucked-in look with minimum effort. We’re loving the feminine, flounced lace on this ivory white romper that creates the illusion of a carefully curated two-piece outfit. Express ivory flounced lace romper, $49.90, express.com
Add this pair of white denim to your jean pool, stat! The slightly destructed denim can pair with just about any top in your closet. For a minimalist look, wear with a soft, white V-neck T-shirt and then pull in one statement accessory–whether it’s a summery straw fedora or boater hat, or a long, colorful pendant necklace or some of those floral-printed heels that are trending. Gap 1969 Resolution destructed slim straight skimmer jeans, $69.95, gap.com
Give the black and gray suits a break and lighten up your work wardrobe with a textured white blazer. A sleek, collarless silhouette is modern and sophisticated, and we love it paired with a white pencil skirt or trousers. Keep the look light with a soft, pastel blouse underneath the blazer or go nautical with a navy shell top and delicate gold necklace. Ann Taylor textured stretch jacket, $169, anntaylor.com
Borrowed from the boys
A soft white shirt is one of our favorite style staples. Tuck it in trousers for a perfectly polished work look or untuck it, pair it with distressed denim and loop around a scarf for an off-duty, eclectic weekend look. Either way, you’ve got a fresh, cool style. Banana Republic Heritage ivory safari blouse, $98, bananarepublic.com