Careful whilst sipping that Pinot Noir, ladies, but these chic all-white outfits perfect for Spring 2019 are definitely worth the dry-cleaning bill…
Head-to-toe white is both understated and bold, and somehow manages to effortlessly take minimal to the max in all the best ways: It’s almost as low-maintenance as black, with the advantage of being particularly striking in the spring and summer months.
Yerp, the all-white outfit is the perfect canvas to show off that healthy golden tan we’ve been waiting all winter for, too, whether that’s a IRL tan from your latest romantic jaunt in the Côte d’Azur, or from that bottle of bronzer hiding in your bathroom cabinet!
It can also suit any occasion, including formal and casual events. So, why get bogged down in black when you could be ? All you need to pull off the look is a little inspiration, and we can help. Here are our favourite style tips to help you master the all-blanc ensemble…
Layering an outfit for early spring weather is a constant battle between Am I wearing enough layers and Am I wearing too many? Essentially, there’s a harmonious balance in dressing for between-seasons weather and — guess what — striking that balance doesn’t have to be tricky…
That’s because white ensembles require very little navigation. You either choose whites to match, or mix up shades and textures (see below). So break out the white pieces that have been hiding in storage all winter and be realistic about the temperature outside: Pile them on and go forth!
Match your whites
If you’ve ever spent a Sunday morning searching for ‘white’ paint in B&Q , then you’ll be very well accustomed to the truth that there are a billion shades of white: Winter, ivory, eggshell, and many more tones — but they don’t always compliment each other.
Whenever you’re going for an all-white ensemble, keep the shades in mind. You can totally mix them, but let your eye be the deciding factor and check yourself in natural light, as well as indoors. Do the shades mesh well together or does one white look so bright that it makes the other almost look mucky?
Experiment with texture
Mixing and matching textures will add some je ne said quois to an all-white ensemble and make this monochromatic a little more interesting. Add some white fur to a wool overcoat, or pair a white jean with a tank top and knit kimono for an all-white take on casual wear. T
The varying fabrics add style while keeping with the sophistication.in the sense that they draw focus and provide cool contrasts while remaining clean and crisp. Pair things together that you normally wouldn’t and take a risk while styling textures together – you can’t really go wrong.
Invest in THE dress
The LWD (little white dress) is the boho cousin of it’s black counterpart, and it’s basically all we want to wear during the summer months. A spring-summer staple, and a versatile one at that: Choose one in a style that suits you and this little number can be worn to garden parties, the office, or for a cheeky wine bar visit.
The LWD is not just for holidays; when worn with a denim jacket or a tailored blazer and cowboy boots or loafers, it’s city-appropriate too. Instead of wearing sandals or heels, keep it from veering into overly girly territory and try it with a sleek sock boot.
Nab yourself a neutral
If you’re the kind of person who finds all white (including shoes, bag, nails) a little bit daunting, then add some nude or neutral colours (a camel coat for cooler spring days does the perfect job!) to your get-up.
Nude, silver, and even millennial pink can amp up the outfit and tone it down while still preserving the monochromatic style. Accessories can also help transition your white-on-white vibe seamlessly from desk to dinner, and – if they’re well chosen – can telegraph uptown elegance or downtown cool.
Opt for easy-breezy classics
Airy coordinates speak to spring, but our forever-style crush Victoria Beckham didn’t forget a few fashion-forward twists with her look: her skirt sat low on her hips, giving off casual holiday vibes that matched her white leather toe-loop sandals; her white shirt was crisp and effortless; her chic leather clutch played contrast to the look.
Break it up with fun accessories
Accessories are gifts from the gods to make us feel special and show ourselves love. Okay, we made that up, but it sounds true, doesn’t it?
Accessories make or break an outfit. Let white attire be the backdrop and create art with compelling ad-ons. Add a pair of statement stilettos to keep it sophisticated (how cute are this pompom pair!?) or try subdued and dainty pieces for an understated look that keeps you as the focal point.
Tan a day or two before
White really pops when you’ve got a tan, but for us Londoners, fake baking is the only way to go. Stay safe and get glowing sans the sun with a self tanner at least a day before…
A few hours is not enough time for the tan to really take to skin, and you don’t want to end up looking like a white-hot mess. Plan ahead; keep your duds dazzling and your tan intact.