4 Unexpected Ways To Wear All White

While the idea of waiting until Memorial Day to wear all white seems like an eye roll of a fashion rule, there is still something to be said about the crisp head-to-toe look that feels highly appropriate for summer. It's light, it's clean, and it reminds us of the preppy weekend getaways ahead.

But, it's no shocker that the alabaster look also has its fair share of naysayers. White is prone to stains, it can end up looking a bit bland, and it's tricky finding new ways to mix things up. While we won't be able to help you out with spilled wine or salsa, what we can do is offer up four white-on-white outfit ideas that we highly encourage you to try — all using key summer staples as a foundation piece. The Tide To Go stain remover is all on you, though.

White Culottes
We can't stop raving about these gaucho-inspired pants because, well, the cropped style is just too perfect for the summer months. For an easy office outfit idea, pair the wide-legged structure of culottes with a silky, cropped tank to keep the proportion balanced. Top it off with a professional-looking light jacket (since your office AC is bound to be fah-reezing). Bring it all together by adding comfy sandals and a bucket bag to take you into that Summer Friday.
White Dress
Since wearing cotton from head-to-toe can feel a bit monotonous, mix things up by wearing a sheer T-shirt dress that has a bit of texture to it. (You absolutely will need to wear a white slip underneath!) Then, have a bit more fun with the accessories: subtle punches of color like thin red stripes on a bag or a thick navy swipe on your cross-strap sandals. Bonus points if you can work this outfit into a patriotic Fourth of July weekend.
White Overalls
The point of wearing overalls is to make 'em stand out, since they are doing most of the leg-work (quite literally) on the outfit anyway. So, let your white overalls shine by wearing a contrasting top underneath for maximum visibility — an easy sailor-stripe T-shirt can provide just the right amount of flair. And, when it comes to accessorizing, keep the footwear light with silver slides and wear a bejeweled bucket hat that will sparkle under the sun. A handsomely-sized tote can serve as a go-to carryall.
White Skirt
If you're down to fully commit to the white-on-white, be as straightforward and unfussy as possible. Since you can never go wrong with a simple white T-shirt, pair that with a voluminous A-line skirt that sits on the waist. (For an even cheekier time, go shorter on the crop top if you so wish.) A cutout, heeled sandal elevates this look for a great night out, while a substantial backpack keeps you looking pretty casual.

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