Hello loves, I have a confession to make…I’m obsessed! There is no denying this has been a HOT summer. I’ve honestly gotten my moneys worth out of my linen clothes this year. The high temperatures have had us all searching for the lightest fabrics and the brightest colors. Among my favorite go to options has been all white! Now you may say to yourself “Kira this is a no-brainer in the summer months”, but I for one do NOT subscribe to the “no white after Labor Day” rule. So simple and chic this classic look will make everyday feel like a vacation, even at the office. Here are a few suggestions on how to don head to toe white:
- Work Wear – First off kudos to you if you own a white pantsuit! In my opinion this is as much a staple as the iconic black pantsuit, every woman needs one (or at least some variation). Now the question becomes how can I wear one without looking like a Scarface extra? The key is to balance such a semi formal look with relaxed touches at the office. In the summer months try draped silk tank or a cream camisole under your suit. Opt for a layer of long thin chains (preferably gold) , gold hoops and a “boyfriend” watch. Grab your favorite nude platforms and a camel color hobo bag and your all set. In the colder months just replace the tank with a button down and a printed scarf, or even a thin cotton turtleneck and ankle boots.
- Evening/Date looks – Take your white ensemble from day to evening with the right accessories. A crisp white button down looks amazing paired with a white pencil skirt or even white dress shorts. Add a strappy sandal a clutch and statement earrings and your look is complete. Going to a birthday dinner? A yatch party? Try a white jumper or a great maxi dress and you’ll look like you stepped out of an editorial shoot. Wanna try this in the fall? Mix and match white separates and swap the sandals for booties and knee boots. *TIP: It is possible to wear white straight through winter as long as you change the variations in shade as the temperature drops. Say goodbye to paper white in favor of ivory, eggshell, winter white, and cream.
- Weekend/Casual looks – This look is the easiest of them all to achieve. Spending the day at the beach? Off to the mall or the movies? Throw on a pair of white denim shorts and a loose racer back tank with your favorite white canvas sneakers. Haven’t worn those white skinny jeans yet? Pair then with an off the shoulder blouse or a fitted white t-shirt. Take your white jeans from summer to fall by adding boots and a chunky oversize sweater, or a turtleneck and a denim vest.
I hope these have been helpful suggestions. Break out from your normal routine and try embracing “white hot” styles today! Xoxo, KIRA