When it comes to putting together a sleek and sophisticated look, a good rule is to go heavy on the neutrals and light on the brights. While many ladies swear by their collections of trusty black basics, sometimes an all-white ensemble makes for a more refreshing statement. It is easy to feel intimidated when piecing together a monochromatic look, especially one that is all-over ivory. But if ever there was a time to tackle this fashionable obstacle, it’s now.
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The spring/summer 2o13 collections of designers like Stella McCartney, Simone Rocha, Alexander Wang and The Row showed white in trouser suits, separates and gauzy gowns, thus predicting that adding white to your wardrobe is a must this season. Of course there are a lot of different trends to try out, but nothing screams summer like white…here are a few ways to create looks will last all summer long…
1. If you have more cream than white in your wardrobe, you can still achieve the same monochromatic effect. Cream can give a softer look than bright white, and is a perfect choice for weddings. Keep the rest of your look neutral with metallics or nude tones.
2. A great-fitting pair of white jeans will become a summer staple. You can team them with simple styles, like a plain black t shirt, floral tops, or bright tunics. Plus, they look great with every heel height from towering stilettos to basic flat pumps.
3. Once the good weather has finally arrived, feel free to pull out your eyelets, lace and lined. Mixing and matching textures is something that works well with whites – lace and cashmere look just as chic as an all white ensemble that is 100% silk. Add a pop of pastel to break up your look, like a pair of mint green ballet pumps or a cornflower blue jumper.
4. There are many reasons why a white, lace dress will be a brilliant buy: it will never go out of fashion, you can dress it up or dress it down…the list goes on. Opt for shoes and accessories that complement your dress, but aren’t too matchy – white on white is a bad idea here.