9 Unexpected Ways to Wear White This Summer
White is the unofficial color of summer wardrobes, but sometimes it just feels so…expected. Never fear. Here are nine ways to incorporate some bright white into your outfits without looking like everyone else.
High-Waist Shorts + T-Shirt + Cardigan
Not totally on board the shorts train? Try a pair with a high, tied waist like Olivia Jeanette’s. The cut is super flattering, and in a neutral color like white they can be worn with pretty much any top (though we do love this summery yellow option).
Denim Jacket + Dress + Neck Scarf
Blue jean jackets will never be out of style, but a white version is a slightly unexpected twist on the classic. Throw it over a sundress and, taking a page out of Krystal Bick’s playbook, take the look to the next level by tying on a silk neck scarf.
Wrap Top + Midi Skirt + Printed Flats
Take it from Katie Sturino: A wrap top has the same flattering effect as a wrap dress, but is slightly more interesting. Pair yours with a crisp midi skirt and add a pop of fun in the form of a leopard-print flat. So easy and so stylish.
One-Shoulder Top + Paperbag Waist Pants + Mules
Back at it with a high waist. Monroe Steele knows that a one-shoulder top is this season’s off-the-shoulder top, and maximizes the figure-flattering potential of hers by tucking it into cropped trousers.
Camisole + Kimono + Jeans
The kimono’s amazing, obviously, but let’s talk about Grace Atwood’s base pieces: A silky cami and jeans look as great on their own as they do under, like, any jacket.
Peplum Tank + Crop Flare Pants + Espadrilles
Easy, breezy and beautiful. The slight flare of Emily Byrski’s pants mimics the peplum shape of her top, giving the combo a subtle grace note without coming off too matchy-matchy.
Pajama Top + Shorts + Slip-On Loafers
Oh, you thought you couldn’t wear pajamas in public? Think again. To keep a bedroom-inspired outfit from looking too, well, bedroom, stick to solid, neutral colors, give it a French tuck and finish the look off with a classic pair of loafers.