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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Opening image by Avery Rizzotto.