9 All White Outfit Ideas That Are Anything But Intimidating

June 11th, 2018 at 5:00am
All White Dress and Sneakers Outfit

Summer is finally here, and with the sunshine comes endless outfit possibilities and a whole rainbow of colorful looks to choose from. However, one of my favorite shades to wear is plain ol’ white. There’s something so refreshing and effortless about a crisp white top or a pair of white mom jeans, but wearing the hue from head to toe can be scary. Whether you’re worried you’ll spill your coffee all over your ‘fit (stain stick pens will be your new BFF—trust me, I’ve been there) or fear looking washed out, wearing an all-white outfit doesn’t have to be intimidating. Below are nine easy looks that will have you reaching for your summer whites all season long.

All White Dress Outfit

PHOTO: Maddy Haller, College Fashionista Alum

Style a White Dress with Neutral Accessories  

We’ve all heard the phrase “the simpler, the better” and that can certainly apply to all white outfits. Pair your go-to white dress with a neutral pair of mules and a matching bag for an easy summer approved #OOTD.

Get this look: Who What Wear Collection Sleeveless Lace-Up Tank Dress ($33), Everlane The Day Heel Mule ($155)

All White Tee Shirt And Pants

PHOTO: Maia Santos, Fashion Institute of Technology

Pair Dressy Pants and a Graphic Tee for an Unexpected Look

One great tip for monochromatic dressing is to combine pieces in new and exciting ways. This community member paired silky cream dress pants with a casual white graphic tee for a ‘fit I can’t stop thinking about.

Get this look: Primark White Beaded Slogan T-Shirt ($11), Zara Wide Leg Linen Trousers ($50)

All White Outfit Multiple Textures

PHOTO: Damisola Balogun, Purdue University

Mix and Match Textures for an Exciting Effect

If you’re worried about an all-white outfit looking bland, consider textures your new bestie. Mix and matching fabrics like cotton, denim, silk, and even PVC can make a monochromatic outfit look so chic. Subtle prints like snakeskin or polka dots will elevate your look even further.

Get this look: ASOS Design Festival Hooded Transparent Raincoat ($64), Jeffrey Campbell YAMS-BKL Boots ($165)

All White Summer Essentials Outfit

PHOTO: Lee Ann Jastilla, Emerson College

Accessorize White Basics with Black Accents

Some of our favorite summer staples are tube tops and denim shorts, so why not grab white versions of both to pair together?Black accessories like heeled mules and statement sunglasses transition this look from a day at the beach to poolside dinner with your squad.

Get this look: Forever 21 Ribbed Button-Front Tube Top ($15), Levi’s 501 Shorts ($70)

All White Overalls Outfit

PHOTO: Kyla Trinidad, Rutgers University

Layer a Bright Tank Under Overalls

Maybe you’re not 100% ready to completely commit to head-to-toe white, and that’s okay! Try breaking it up with a colorful tank layered under a pair of overalls. Keep your accessories neutral to let the splash of color really pop.

Get this look: Madewell Esperanza Cover-Up Jumpsuit ($98), Zara Tank Top ($8)

All White Matching Set Outfit

PHOTO: Mackensey MoorUniversity of Central Florida

Go for a Matching Set and Coordinating Sunglasses

Matching sets are ideal for monochromatic looks because they’re already a made for each other. This community member cinched her cream co-ords with a color-coordinating belt and added thick framed sunnies to finish off her warm-weather approved ‘fit.

Get this look: H&M Fine-Knit Top ($18), H&M Paper Bag Shorts ($35)

All White Outfit Colorful Lipstick

PHOTO: Brittney Hughes, Fashion Institute of Technology

Add Bold Lipstick for a Pop of Color

Even color lovers can rock a white on white summertime look. Layer a deep V-neck jumpsuit over a graphic tee with just the slightest hint of color. Let your makeup do the rest of the work and match your lipstick to your tee’s design. #MOTD goals, amiright?

Get this look: Cotton On Tbar Fox Graphic T Shirt ($15), Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick in Shade Ouch! ($8)

All White Trendy Outfit

PHOTO: Avery Rizzotto, University of South Florida

Stay on Trend with Tie-Front Details and a Simple Print

Keep your all-white ensemble current with one of the most popular details ATM—a tie-front neckline. Whether you opt for a trendy dress or choose chic top, this trend looks to die for in white. Bonus points if your look has a trendy pattern like this community member’s heart print frock.

Get this look: Forever 21 Chiffon Polka Dot Plunging Tie-Front Dress ($28), Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers ($75)

All White Romper Outfit

PHOTO: Alyssa Dichoso, Columbia College Chicago

Grab a Romper for the Perfect Warm Day Ensemble

Rompers are the move on a hot summer day when the last thing you want to worry about is your outfit. The easy essential pairs well with matching slides for an effortless monochromatic look that’s a no-brainer to recreate.

Get this look: PacSun LA Hearts Off-The -Shoulder Romper ($35), Who What Wear Collection Piper Lucite Heeled Sandals ($33)

Opening image by Avery Rizzotto.


  • Kate Day

    Kate Day is the Social Media Editor at College Fashionista. When she's not writing or scrolling through her FYP, you can find her drinking Peach-Pear LaCroix, over-analyzing Taylor Swift songs, and hanging out by the Chicago Lakefront. Follow Kate on Instagram @kaateday.