Sometimes an all-white outfit can be daunting, especially during the early springtime months. However, there’s no reason to shy away from white before Memorial Day! Here are a few guidelines to follow if you want to take the all-white plunge but you’re not sure where to start.
1. Layer up.
This denim jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe for years. It’s perfect for grounding an all-white ensemble, and layering is always a necessity in early spring. You could also add a cute cardigan, a blazer, or a utility or moto jacket (currently drooling over this little blush floral number).
It’s not necessary to be matchy-matchy with your accessories, but it helps to stick to a theme or a vibe. I love all white with rose-gold accessories (loving these Kate Spade earrings and these J.Crew sunnies). For this shoot, I opted for a more neutral palette with this bag (the perfect goes-with-everything clutch, and it’s under $20!), consigned wedges (these are super similar!), this gorgeous wooden watch (c/o Jord), and vintage wooden bangles (dying over this one though).
3. Add a pop of color.
If all white just seems too intimidating, a bit of color can help to break up your monochromatic look. This pop of color can come in the form of a layer (see #1!), accessories (see #2!), or you can opt for something a little different. Bandanas are a huge trend right now. I’m loving the one I’m wearing in this shoot, and I also purchased this one, too. They’re a great, inexpensive way to try out a trend, and you can wear them several different ways.
4. Add texture.
Anytime you wear a monochromatic look, adding different textures can give your outfit visual interest. This eyelet top has beautiful, scalloped edging (and it comes in several other colors if you’re not feeling the all-white look!).
5. Find the right fit.
White can be tricky. Just as black tends to be slimming, white can accentuate every curve (and hey, that’s not always a bad thing!). Finding the right fit is essential to a successful all-white look. I’m a HUGE fan of these jeans that fit beautifully if you have a curvy shape. Because I’m an hourglass, I try to always wear mid- to high-rise denim, since it usually hits me close to where my waist is most narrow. Because I’m petite (read: short! lol), I like to cuff my denim to hit at the most narrow part of my ankle. Noticing a theme here? You always want your clothes to hit your where you’re smallest!
Photography by Julie Kahlbaugh of JKFotohaus
Do you have any other tips to add? Let my readers and I know by leaving a comment!
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