Few things scream Summer as much as adding white items to your wardrobe. White items look fresh, cool, crisp, light, soft and pretty. There’s also something graphic about them that works well with black. And of course, white is a slam dunk with any shade.
All my clients add white to their Spring and Summer wardrobes – some in higher volumes than others. Some like to wear white tops, footwear and belts. Others like to wear white jeans and jackets. Fewer wear white dresses, but white handbags are gaining momentum.
Here’s a selection of Summery white pieces, that are also available in multiple colour options if white is not your thing. The vibe ranges from casual to dressy.
- Sanctuary Julia Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Top: A casual and romantic off-the-shoulder blouse with streamlined flounces. A little see-through, but not too bad. Runs big.
- Maje Louison Lace Top: A stunning lace blouse that will stand the test of time because of its retro integrity. I LOVE the scalloped neck. A little boxy, but drapes well.
- Fossil 'Emerson' Print Leather Satchel: A satchel with photographic boho appeal.
- Eddie Bauer Women's Beachside Tunic Sweater: A beachy loose weave cotton knit pullover that looks better in person. Runs big.
- Eddie Bauer Women's Yarrow Point Top: A shark bite tee with a not too low scoop neck. Nice raw hem treatment. Great on a curvy figure or apple shaped body type. Runs big.
- Eddie Bauer Women's Beachside T-Shirt Sweater: A loose weave breezy beach top with flattering diagonal sleeves. Not too low neckline. Fitted but not clingy.
- Eddie Bauer Women's Favorite Sleeveless T-Shirt: A simple fitted sleeveless tee with a boat neck. Good on its own or for layering. Read the rave reviews.
- Eddie Bauer Women's Boyfriend Cropped Jeans - White: Great white boyfriend jeans for curvy figures. Thick fabric, and runs big.
- Lace Fit & Flare Dress (Regular & Petite): Gorgeous fit-and-flare WITH sleeves. Great V-neckline. Good on curvy petites with a defined waist.
- Tencel Denim Shirtdress (Regular & Petite): An almost white denim shirt dress made of super soft denim tencel. Curved hemline adds structure.
- Azure Saddle Bag: Pleather Saddle Bag Fabness.
- Clarks Glove Puppet: Easy perforated slip-ons that look sporty and crisp. Works on lower and higher volume feet, although inserting an insole is best for low volume feet. The white looks very bright on the feet so you have to be at peace with that. Comes in a few colours.
- 'Catherine' Denim Boyfriend Shorts: Streamlined boyfriend shorts that work with or without a belt. Good on an assortment of figures.
- COS Cut-out tunic shirt: Trendy Boxy Shirt Fabness. The short sleeves add structure to the silhouette. Fabrication is cool to the touch. Might run big.
- Everlane The Petra Magazine: A versatile tote that can be dressed up or down. Holds lots of stuff and lies flat against the body. Lovely quality.
- Elie Tahari Lennon Asymmetric Lace Skirt: Romantic Lace Skirt Fabness. Gorgeous quality.
- 'Joan' Cotton Peasant Blouse: Flouncy Fabness for Team Tall. Great length and drape. Runs big.
- CeCe By Cynthia Steffe Contrast Trim Sleeveless Daisy Jacquard Top: A soft and textured knitted tank with a retro Chanel flavour. Very comfortable. The short length is best worn with skirts. Layers well under a black topper.
- Harlowe Raw Edge Linen Top: Fun raw edge linen top to wear with skirts, casual pants or jeans. Not good on a large bust.
- Banana Republic Eyelet-Trim Shirt: The exaggerated width of the short sleeves on an otherwise classic shirt makes a trendy statement. Not good on a larger bust.
- Banana Republic Ruffle-Trim Tee: Relaxed Ruffled Fabness. A super cute tee that looks best semi-tucked.
- MELISSA MCCARTHY SEVEN7 V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Mixed Media Peplum Top (Plus Size): A mixed media peplum tunic with rave reviews. Comes in lots of colours.
- Gibson Cutout Yoke Detail Sleeveless Knit Top (Regular & Petite): Lace and cut-out detailing make items a whole lot prettier. Fine worn with a regular nude or white bra.
- 'Odynna' Pointy Toe Pump (Women): The ever so popular "Okala" pump has been updated to the "Odynna" and is just as comfortable and gorgeous. Lightweight and easy to walk in despite the almost three inch heel (the online heel height measurement is incorrect). A patent laser-cut toe box looks fresh. I vote blush or white for maximum newness, although the black and light nude are practical options.
- KUT from the Kloth 'Helena' Denim Jacket (Regular & Petite): The best white denim jacket of the season. A little stretch and plenty of shape. Crisp and comfortable. The item is very deserving of its high praise in the reviews.
- Söfft 'Innis' Low Wedge Sandal (Women): Soft, cushioning and quite supportive. Works best on high arches. Comes in wide, and does not work on low volume feet.
- L'Amour Des Pieds 'Daney' Flat Slide Sandal (Women): A super soft and trendy slide that looks as sporty as it does modern and graphic. Low volume feet need to size down half a size.
- J.Crew Short-sleeve popover shirt: A boxy shirt that works well on a curvy figure because the diagonal sleeves are in a great position on the arm. The curved hem adds structure, and the centre front placket adds vertical integrity.
- J.Crew Wrap dress in cotton poplin: A Summery fit-and-flare that's best on those who can fill it out.
- Linear Quilted Clutch Bag, White: Quilted white clutches are unique. Sporty and graphic.
- Perforated Saffiano Tote Bag, White: A versatile tote that works well for casual and business casual outfits. It's large but lies flat against the body.
- Ecco Soft VII Sneaker: Extremely comfortable and well made leather sneakers with great arch support. Works on regular and high volume feet. A little wide on low volume feet. Very cushioning and stable. High quality, simple, clean cut and modern. Quite chunky too. Comes in a greyed white and a few other colours. Read the rave reviews.
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