STYLE GURU STYLE: White On White

For her spring 2015 collection, Diane von Furstenberg portrayed visions of the French Riviera during the ‘50s. Feminine silhouettes and lots of leg gave her collection a playful and light mood. From nautical stripes to Japanese graphics in full bloom, each piece of this collection held its own significance. And because there was so much variety in the DVF show, color was the unifying factor; pastels, navy blue, bright pops of yellow and white are so perfect for spring. By far, one of the best trends for spring is the all-white ensemble and DVF did it so well.

To capture the essence of DVF’s collection, I opted for this look but mixed it up with a print. Finding white in my typically dark closet made executing this look very interesting. I will tell you finding the balance between Olivia Pope and a summer resident of the Hamptons was surprisingly difficult; avoiding certain silhouettes also made dressing down a challenge. Rather than recreating piece for piece, I broke up the white noise and added a graphic striped top and black ankle boots. I also found that the more accessories I added, the more it took away from the all-white effect. So, I kept it simple with my pink watch and white sunnies.

White on white? I know what you must be thinking: Who does she think she is, Kim K? I have to admit I was wary about wearing head to toe white because of the pretentious associations of doing so (another reason for my graphic additions). However, if there is one thing Kim Kardashian has done exceptionally well it’s maintained one of the best neutral wardrobes I’ve ever seen; raiding her closet may, or may not, be high on my list of priorties. So, for you Fashionistas/os that may be accident prone or a magnet for stains, this may be a trend to avoid. Step one to preserving your white look is keeping it clean, of course! But, what would life be without a little risk? Go for it, Fashionistas/os!

Get My Look: 1. A striped top. 2. High-waisted white shorts. 3. Retro white sunglasses.