We love to wear white during the summer; it’s light, it’s easy, and it makes us look bronzed. Perhaps that’s why so many designers incorporated the colorless trend into their S/S 2012 collections. Here are some of our favorite looks from the runways and how to achieve them this summer.
A word of advice: make sure you have a Tide-To-Go pen with you when wearing these looks!
Louis Vuitton went all out with white for their S/S 2012 collection. Everything was white from the clothes, to the accessories, to the iridescent runway and the prancing white carousel horses. We love the ultra-feminine white, eyelet daisy button-down blouse, the shirt, and the clear plastic purse. It's a perfect day look for shopping or brunching in the city!
There is nothing more classic than a white, tailored shirt. And the androgynous look is always in. That is why we love this white shirtdress by Jil Sander. We love the look for summer workdays, but recommend a shorter hem and unbuttoning a few of those buttons to avoid looking too clinical.
Belted White Jackets
Although a jacket is probably not essential during the warmer summer months, we just couldn't resist including this beautiful coat by Céline. We love the big pockets and cuffs, and how the boxy fit of the coat is made feminine with the large add-on belt. It’s a great look for cool nights and even to wear through September.
White Short Suit
So maybe a short suit isn't office appropriate, but it sure is fun! Take this version by Marni for instance. It's conservative on top, but shows lots of skin on the bottom, making it a slightly sexy version of the classic summer suit. Wear something like this to summer-time showers or any occasion where the dress code is more on the traditional side.
Perhaps the most practical for summertime is this structured, sleeveless jacket by Dries Van Noten. Besides the obvious fact that it's airy, the sleeveless coat is another great choice for those summer days when you have to be at the office. Another reason we love this look is the slight difference between shades of white throughout the collection.
When trying to achieve the all-white trend, it is not essential for your whites to be the exact same shade. As you can see above, the look is just as sharp in slightly different shades of white. The most important thing, as with any trend, is to have fun with it!