Whites! So this post is a little late in coming (by a day, don’t shoot me!) but it’s one that I wanted to take time over. A white ensemble looks so fresh and is by far one of my favourite palettes to work with so I wanted to share the post in the best way possible.
Whites: Where to begin?
Right now, the biggest challenge when pulling together a white outfit is the quality of the fabric. How many times have you tried on a white top and it been completely see through? It’s so irritating but there are a few ways to make sure it doesn’t happen. Most notably, check the material and the price. If it’s cheap then more often than not, go figure.
Finding what to wear
When putting together an outfit don’t make a beeline just for pure white pieces. Putting together pieces in the same hue (e.g. brilliant white) can have an opposite effect to the luxe look you’re trying to achieve. If I’m looking for a Winter/Spring white outfit, I’ll have a palette in mind normally consisting of cream, eggshell, ivory, and vanilla tones. Mix it up. This is especially important when picking a white maxi skirt or dress so you don’t end up looking too bridal.
To wear an all white co-ord with confidence, look for a mix in fabrics as well as tones. It makes the look more interesting and the perfect blank canvas upon which to accessorise with jewellery, bags and shoes. Think ribbed skirts (like this ASOS one), cosy tops (like my fluffy one here) or even a nod to Victorian lace and tough denim (shop them below).
Micro Trends & Popping Pieces
The best thing about an all white outfit is that you can experiment with the micro trends you perhaps may have struggled with before because you didn’t know how to style them. I’m personally not a fan of Western pieces but I would wear a cool pair of Cowboy boots (like my Chloe ones here) with a white maxi and leather jacket. Similarly if you’ve something that’s quite jazzy (like a cool Ganni scarf) then a white outfit is a good base to let it do the talking. I teamed this outfit with these statement earrings and bag.
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Top – Asos
Skirt – Asos
Shoes – Kurt Geiger *gifted
Bag – Topshop
Earrings – Asos
Words & styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin
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