05/24/2014It's summer time! Well, in my head it is.
Go for a clean look this season by donning an all white attire, even if it's just once. In contrast with blacks and other colors, white clothes require an extra bit of care to keep them clean. Call them high maintenance! Regardless, grab that bleach and revamp your browned-whites or buy new ones. Whatever you decide on, here are some sets to inspire you.
One of my favorite all white looks is pairing a see-through top/sweater with a skirt but for this set, I used an asymmetrical skort to add some geometry. Wear a pair of white strappy sandals with chunky heels and a structured tote with gold straps for a simple yet classy look. Sweater: Rebecca Taylor || Skort: Topshop || Strappy Sandals: Charlotte Russe || Chain Bag: Mango
Stylish Day out? Night out on the town? This suited look with a pair of white shorts and tuxedo blazer will be your loyal companion. If it's a night time event, you're sure to stand out (in a good way) thanks to the striped hologram detail on the top. I am in awe of Giuseppe Zanotti's creations e.g. these caged booties which add the right amount of jazz to this outfit. Accessorize as needed. Textured shorts: Reiss || Blazer: Mango || Top: The Outnet || Shoes: BergdorfGoodman || Clutch: BCBG || Bracelet: Calvin Klein || Watch: Harrods
A white top with floral appliques, a full, pleated skirt made with jacquard fabric and an underlying silk organza band, a pair of Charlotte Olympia pumps with textured gold heels, a box clutch with finger inserts and a pair of pearl studs. What else screams "sophisticated?" Skirt: Orlakiely || Top: FarFetch || Heels: The Outnet || Clutch: Prinkko || Earrings: Henribendel
I would never give up a pair of white jeans! For a relaxed/casual look, pair it with a loose-fitting tee or layered top. I think it adds a flair of effortlessness. The white vest is also a cool addition; your choice! Finish off this look with a nice pair of white sneakers for day and sandals for a night time look. Cropped Jeans: American Eagle (for full length jeans, see H&M) || Top: Miss Selfridge || Vest: Mango || Ankle Strap Heels : Lulus || Sneakers: DSW || Bag: Forever21 || Necklace: Aeropostale
****Notice**** I recently got a complaint from one of my friends that the items featured in the weekly 4 Ways to Wear series are too expensive. I apologize to everyone who feels the same way. When creating these sets, I focus on the cut, style, quality and uniqueness of each piece rather than the prices. Please know that these looks can be re-created for less. More like waayyyy less!
What's my solution?.... In next week's post, I'll provide a link to a mailing list so that for every 4 Ways to Wear post, you'll receive an email with links to similar items if you do sign up.