What could be more desirable for summer than crisp clean white, dazzling in the sun or framed by a blue sky? What’s more to the point is that when you go pristine for 2015, you’ll be reflecting a trend that’s been embraced by designers and taken up by celebrities.
Think of the Kardashian-Wests, including both junior and their reality family, who celebrated in all-white for Easter – but maybe we mean off-white as in Kanye’s street wear line. Rita Ora covered up for The Voice finale in virginal suit and trousers over a corset bra, but glammed it up with feathers and beads. The other mentors – suit-men in dark clothing – became a mere backdrop for Rita – how cool was that?!
The spring 2015 runways saw Christopher Kane and Jill Stuart showcasing a snowy range, while Hermès rocked a boxy vibe. Marissa Webb stuck to milky shirt-dresses, while Céline was mad for white fringes (and the rest). Meanwhile, DKNY worked the hue with structure and cut outs, stressing sporty credentials with washed-out trainers.
Strange as it seems when we’re talking about totally one colour, you can really let yourself go here. Edge a silk dress with filigree, or go for all-over lace. If that’s too revealing – and let’s face it, we’re not talking red carpets – wear it over a cream, coffee or pink lining, or pull on a vest. Hop into some filigree shorts and imitation reptile mules, and dress up the whole with classy jewellery.
Sometimes that little pop of colour emphasises the lack of it elsewhere. Pair white jeans and blouse, and top with a bright pink fedora, or cinch with a narrow tan belt. Accessorise with animal print heels, and paint lips and nails boldly.
Top white pleats with a slouchy shirt, or change the emphasis with a fitted tee. Think ivory for a menswear-inspired jacket and skinnies, or make like the driven snow in denim and a blazer that sprouts brown-buttoned accents. Pair wide-leg trousers and oversized sweater in white, or embellish a pale maxi with silver beads, and add a pearly faux-fur jacket. Alternatively, team a chalky faux-leather mini with matching crop for chic simplicity.
Forget the little black dress (for now, anyway), and re-invent it as the opposite. Show your love for the total look by adding alabaster heels, or mixing it up with trainers. Conversely, contrast with black shoes or ankle boots. White is definitely the new black this season, so go work it!
The featured photo is of Angelica Blick wearing an all white outfit, skirt from Zara, top from Estradeur x Fanny Lyckman, blazer from Gina Tricot and the bag is from Yves Saint Laurent
Sheer white lace will always look glamorous, but it will look especially so when worn with an all white outfit! Nada Adelle pairs this gorgeous playsuit with strappy white stilettos to make this look.
Playsuit: Misha Collection, Shoes: Public Desire.
Sara Donaldson is looking a picture in this white maxi skirt and tee combo.
Skirt: Michael Lo Sordo, Shirt: LNA
This white tailored suit is the definition of cool – just pair it with some matching shoes. Via modernlegacy
Trousers: Karen Millen, Blazer: Modern Legacy, Sneakers: Wings & Horns
Look stunning in this all white outfit! Via Lian
Top: American Vintage, Trousers: Ana Alcazar
We love Petra Karrison’s take on the all white trend with these matching white shorts and blouse!
Nada Adelle matches a white elastic waisted dress with lace-up sandals and a jewelled bag to create the perfect summer look.
Lee Pure White Dress – Ivy Revel, Phone Case – Skinny Dip London, Sunglasses – Taylor Morris, Jeweled Bag – Skinny Dip London, Lace Up Sandals – Red Herring
Linda Tol creates an elegant summer look with her white mini-dress and coordinated white sandals
Dress: Ermanno Scervino. Sandals: Celine, Sunglasses: Kyme, Bracelets: Susan Alexandra
This white fringe dress is the perfect look for spring. Via Danielle Bernstein
Dress: Honey Punch
The best way to style an all white outfit for spring is with a stunning white crochet top, mini skirt and a pair of simple strapped heels. Via Rebecca Laurey
Top/Skirt: Tibi, Heels: The Mode Collective
Tina Sizonova in a white lace midi skirt and a white cami top accessorised with a sidebag
Skirt/Top: Love Republic, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Accessorise A White Dress: Amber Fillerup Clark is wearing a DKNY dress
White Outfits For Summer: Silvia Garcia is wearing a long sleeved white Zara dress
All White Spring Trend: Veronica Ferraro is wearing a white sweater and trousers from Peserico
All White Outfits 2015: Figtny is wearing a Mango sweater, Asos trousers, a white mac coat and clutch bag
Casual All White Outfits: Mary is wearing a dungarees and a plain tee from Topshop with Adidas Stan Smith sneakers
An All White Outfit: Nicoletta Reggio is wearing a sleeveless dress from Zara over a pair of Proenza Shouler pants
Alexandra Guerain is wearing an all white suit from Kiabi with white Converse
White Outfits For Spring 2015: Linh Niller Huynh is wearing a white Elliot shirt dress
Figtny is wearing a white outfit, shirt dress and bucket bag both from Aritzia
Jacey Duprie is wearing white mules with colour block from Tory Burch, white camisole dress from Alexander Wang, and the bag is from Yves Saint Laurent