That whole rule of not wearing white after Labor Day is just plain antiquated in 2019. However, there's no denying the fact that on a hot day, nothing feels more suitable than a simple, summery all-white outfit. Not only is it a chic approach to staying cool in 80-plus temperatures, but it also gives your aesthetic an effortless, just-back-from-holiday kind of vibe, whether it's true or not. Another benefit to wearing white-on-white is the fact that it can adapt to any personal style. Minimalist, ladylike, borrowed-from-the-boys, bohemian, or beachy, all work — you just have to know which pieces to play with.
Before assembling your streamlined look, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, when styling white pieces together, it can be smart to choose items that vary slightly in tone; this helps to add a touch of dimension to the outfit. Second, experiment with textures. If you're wearing an eyelet blouse, rotate in a pair of linen trousers to give your look a little bit of contrast. And finally, feel free to accessorize with bags and shoes that aren't white. This helps to ground the look.
Ahead, see how to wear white-on-white this summer based on your personal style aesthetic, and don't forget to pack the Tide To Go Pen, just in case.
Nod To '90s
If '90s-era Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are your forever mood, then snag a white pantsuit and style it with a ribbed sporty top. The look feels fresh and almost unbearably cool.
Evening Avant Garde
If you're staying up late, then you might as well look good doing so, right? Style a statement white blouse with slacks in a similar tone for an evening look you and everyone around you won't forget.
Give your next outfit wild west-appeal with a button-down shirt tucked into a white midi skirt. To finish, a leather belt and flats or cowboy boots.
For days when you're set on assembling an outfit that doesn't stick to your skin but also makes you feel polished, consider a simple white shirt and roomy slacks — it's perfection, every time.
If Alexa Chung is one of your personal style icons, then a sweet mini paired with a sheer blouse is a combination you ought to give a go this season. Accessorize with Mary-Jane flats and a barrette.
When the beach is on the weekend itinerary, a white-on-white outfit should be within arm's reach. A linen blouse with breathable pants is a good place to start.
Pack your holiday suitcase with an off-white tank, white billowy trousers, and simple sandals for a cool, laidback look for your OOO time.
West Coast Effortlessness
Embrace a California aesthetic with a top tied up to your waist and breezy slacks to finish. Toss on a pair of clear-frame lenses and you're good to go.
Athleisure translates to an all-white look with a ribbed tank and wide-leg pants. Dress the ensemble up with a leather belt and heeled mules.
New York Cool
A cropped white top and high-waisted jeans are the perfect combination for a fun night on the town.
Prim And Polished
Say hello to your new date night look. All you need is a satin blouse and snug-fit white jeans.
A ruched white top worn with linen pants is très chic! Wear it to brunch, picnics, bbqs, and any other Instagram-worthy culinary situation (just be sure not to spill).
Nothing to wear? That'll never be the case when you have a plain white tee and jeans in tow.
Mix And Match
Proof that mashing together your favorite trends and statement pieces can be chic, especially when they all happen to be white.