Perfect Summer Whites for Perfect Summer Days & Nights
Nothing spells summer as clearly or as glamorously as wearing white.
For that short spell of the year, June till late August (well, in that short spell of the year in the UK, obviously it’s different for you ladies in other parts of the world) we have the perfect excuse to dress head to toe in white.
White, of course, is lots of different shades. There is snow-white and ivory, natural and ecru, and then there’s cream (with a choice of ‘double cream’ which is a rich, buttery tone straying towards lemon, or ‘single cream,’ which is closer to ivory)….
There is a shade of white to suit everyone, but if the piece you truly love is in a shade of white that you love less, you could wrap a scarf round your neck in your best white or in your best bright or, you could wear some statement jewellery to alter the focus close to your face.
Another decision is whether to wear your summer whites head to toe (which we think is the way to go), or whether to add a pop of colour (and we wonder if you hate that fashion-speak phrase as much as we do?)…
And do keep in mind that you can get extra use from white clothes, shoes and bags for resort wear and cruisewear…
Summer whites for work can seem a bit impractical, but we think this combination spells style and efficiency for high summer.
White can be risky for a wedding, but this is Occasion outfit is dazzling without looking bridal (unless you’re an older bride and you want it to be bridal in which case just switch the silver bag for a little one in white!)
We love evening separates, in particular these wide-leg white palazzo pants which can be paired perfectly with the high-neck top or the cropped jacket, and also recycled with a white blazer and brogues for a smart but less formal event.
Instead of reaching for blue (or black) jeans, reach for white jeans when heading out to lunch or a flat-white with the girls.
We love this funky, fashion-forward way to wear white. The hi-lo skirt gets a grown-up edge with those flatform brogues and the long-sleeve stars tee pairs perfectly with it, as well as with white jeans.
How do you like to wear white in the summer?