White-Hot Style for Women and Men

Now that it's officially summer, it's time to prep your wardrobe for all of the white parties you will inevitably be invited to. Worried about wearing just boring, all-over white? Think lace, embroidery, eyelet, and other textures to break up the look. Also, this is a perfect opportunity to use your accessories to add a pop of color –– an orange enamel statement necklace, an emerald hued clutch with matching earrings, a bright printed espadrille. Or think like a Grecian goddess and stick to neutral and gold accessories (you can't go wrong with metallic gladiator sandals). Men –– you can add in your pop of color in a tie, belt, shoes, or even a hat. Here are ideas for some basic pieces to get you started.



  • White jeans or linen pants
  • White dress
  • White skirt
  • White linen or oxford shirt
  • White blouse or lightweight sweater
  • White shorts
  • White sun hat


  • White jeans or linen pants
  • Light colored chino/khaki pants
  • White or light colored chino/khaki shorts
  • White polo shirt or oxford shirt
  • White linen shirt
  • White lightweight sweater
  • Light colored or white cotton/linen blazer
  • White or light colored straw hat

Note to men: When putting together your look, keep in mind the weight of the fabrics. If you are wearing linen pants, the shirt should also be a lighter weight. A heavy cotton coat will look odd paired with a lightweight pant, and vice versa.