Nothing says summer like an all-white outfit. Whether it’s a Saint Tropez-style sundress or a structured linen suit, head-to-toe white exudes effortless polish (emphasis on effortless). There’s a certain calm that descends when pulling a white shift or a white shirt and jeans from your closet; you know you’ll look cool and minimal in a frantic world. The only challenge is choosing your accessories, the accent colors and textures that are all-important to your beautiful blank canvas.
Summer in the City
If you’re working towards the weekend, show them who’s boss. Try a white suit and underpinning with a jacket belted at the waist. Pin a brooch to your lapel and add a colorful silk scarf. Neutral mules and a top-handled bag complete the look; switch to a camisole and statement earrings for rooftop cocktails after work.
The Girl from Ipanema
When it comes to relaxing days at the beach or pool, consider a white one-piece with a short cover-up or long caftan. In a sea of tropical prints, stripes, and gingham swimsuits, you’ll stand out from the crowd, looking cool and chic. (Check out OBP’s guide to wearing pearl and coral jewelry by the water, coming next month.)
Any time is the right time for a Little White Dress, rapidly approaching all-star status in all the best wardrobes. Wear yours with strappy high-heeled sandals or embellished flats. Want a touch of color? We love Assael’s red Sardinian and pink Angel Skin gem coral, both of which are ethically sourced. Or choose Assael’s South Sea Pearl and Aquamarine Drop Earrings. You’ll be good to go all summer…and beyond!