Style Advice of the Week

White, without a doubt, has been the color of the year. We saw the color dominate various runways in the recent spring 2014 collections, and white will certainly be a trend that carries into breezier looks this summer season. The trend has been cleanly executed in numerous ways from menswear-inspired tailored pantsuits to prim (but edgy) night on the town looks. The similarity between them all is the key to pulling off this trend – monochrome. Donning white from head-to-toe is the way to go this summer, and today’s Fashionisto shows us how to transition the trend into a casual look ready to take on the sunny weather.

This Fashionisto wears a casual white pleated dress that he created himself. The dress’ length and roomy shape is ideal for the summer heat. It is also easy to quickly throw on and run various errands in, or even to wear over a bathing suit on an outing to the beach. Check out this casual and loose-fitting dress from NASTY GAL that would complete the look just as well. The pleats and the tiered design of both dresses respectively give them a bit of flare that allows these otherwise very basic pieces a unique silhouette and dimension for a fun and fresh look.

The best aspect of a white dress is that it can easily be dressed up or down. You can go the casual semi-sporty route and pair your dress up with white Converse and a cute mini backpack like this Fashionisto, or go for a rad city-stomping look in these Jeffrey Campbell platforms and stacked silver rings. We love the white monochromatic trend because it accomplishes a polished look effortlessly, so just a few accessories and perhaps a natural shaded lip is enough to top it off.

The white trend is definitely versatile and can be done dozens of ways beyond my suggestions. If you are like me and have always shied away from white clothing in fear of ruining them, don’t shy away anymore! Use this summer as a time to let loose and experiment with the color and try out your own combinations of white monochromatic outfits. It is a trend I am excited to try out myself…as soon as I get some white into my overwhelmingly black wardrobe.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “If you got it, flaunt it.”


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