As the temps begin to reach 80 and patio season is in full swing that also means it’s time to break out your summer whites! White dresses, white shorts, white skirts, white tops, white sandals, white denim: all white, all the time. I get it, rocking all white outfits is no easy feat. It requires white or nude undergarments and a few other key tips to ensure your look is white hot verses not. Today I’ve got you covered with 5 easy tips on how to wear all white!
1. Try different textures
Want to make this monochromatic look anything but boring? Mix and match textures. Mix your favorite white pants with a lace top. Jewelry and print can also serve as “textures” in a way, in the sense that they draw focus and provide cool contrasts. The whole idea is to put things together your normally wouldn’t, have some fun! The varying fabrics add style while keeping the sophistication of the monochromatic look.
2. Match your whites
Believe it or not, there is more than one shade of white: Winter white, ivory and many more tones, but they don’t always compliment each other. Whenever you’re rocking a monochromatic ensemble, keep the tones in mind. You can mix shades but let your eye be the deciding factor. Before walking out, stare at your outfit in various lighting (bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, outdoors, whatever). Do the shades work together or does one white look so bright that it makes the other almost look dirty? Be mindful of how your whites work together.
3. Add in neutrals
All white (including shoes, bag, nails) can be a little daunting. I mean, how are you going to stay clean and live life in an outfit that’s a magnet for dirt? Not sure which shoes to pair with your white attire? Nude or silver pumps act as a neutral and still preserve the monochromatic style. The same goes for your bag and nails!
4. Break it up with accessories
Accessories are gifts from God to make us feel special and show ourselves love. I made that up, but it sounds true, doesn’t it? But seriously, accessories make or break an outfit. Let white attire be the backdrop and create art with accessories. Add a boho necklace to keep it beachy or try dainty pieces for an understated look that lets you be the focal point. My favorite is to add a pop of color with statement earrings!
5. Do your hair and makeup
The amazing thing about this trend is that it puts the focus on you. Go fun and trendy with a bright lip or go with matte makeup. Or just keep it neutral and natural to highlight just how fabulous you are. If you prefer spending time on your hair, do a braid, bun, loose waves, or whatever you’re feeling. Your hair and makeup get more attention when your outfit is simple and chic, so leave enough time for your beauty routine.
There you have it – 5 easy peasy tips to pull off all white outfits! If you have any questions or need help styling, shoot me an email. As always, I would love to help :).
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!
Photography: Dakota & Co.