White parties are a summer classic. I love nothing more than all my friends getting together on a beautiful summer day for drinks and snacks dressed in all white. But there’s one problem with white parties… everyone looks the same. One of my favorite things about fashion is how we can use it to express ourselves, but when there’s a strict, all-white dress code, this can be tricky. However, if you get creative, you can totally be the star at your next white party.
Let’s start with this white romper. It is one of my favorite things in my closet right now. It’s lightweight and has a drawstring at the waist so I can wear it loose or rock it fitted at the waist with a pair of cool sneakers and a ponytail. It’s perfect for a white party because, well, it’s white. It is unique and trendy because it has a subtle embroidered bird print on it, rather than a solid white dress or simple white pants.
Rather than white shoes, I decided to rock light, metallic wedges that won’t completely stand apart from the all-white theme, but still pop a little bit. I love a wedge in the summertime, and I really think there isn’t a better shoe to wear to an outdoor party. The shiny gold straps let my personality shine through while allowing me to bring in some other gold accessories, like my stacked bracelets.
Now on to the fun part… that metallic lipstick. I love bold lipstick with white, but for a white party where literally everything down to the smallest toothpick is white, a more neutral lip might be a good call. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring, though. Try a gold metallic lipstick to put a shimmery twist on a basic nude. I love this lipstick because it ties in with my sassy shoes and looks great on a variety of skin tones. Layer it over a lip primer and it will stay all day, no matter how many mimosas you have. It’s awesome for summer, but I’ll definitely be sporting it in the fall and through the winter (hello, my new favorite holiday shade). It’s just bold enough to be the perfect conversation starter.
Next time you receive a little white invitation in the mail, remember to get creative and let your personality (and metallic lips) stand out in a crowd.
What’s your summer party style? Tag @CFashionista on social media or comment down below your go-to style!