Those of you who know me best, know that I almost always, always where some form of black. Whether its a classic black pant to serve as the base for a funky top, or head-to-toe black when I'm working to really let my bags pop, I just can't seem to get away from it. But if there was ever a color (or non-color) to stand a chance against my favorite go-to, it is the one quite literally at the opposite end of the spectrum: bright white!
And while you'll see me wearing white year-round (I never was one to follow fashion rules), here are a few ways I particularly enjoy wearing white during the warmer months...
If you happened to be in Atlanta this week, you understand exactly why layering up is the way to go during the spring months. With temperatures rising and dropping at a moment's notice, you can't go wrong with a long cardigan layered over a classic white tee. Adam Lippes Pima cotton classic can be worn with everything from jeans to skirts, and when paired with a wide-brim panama hat, you will fashionably tackle the rays with ease.
1. CURRENT/ELLIOTT Boyfriend Jeans 2. ADAM LIPPES T-shirt 3. RAG & BONE Wide Brim Hat 4. KATE SPADE Hinge Bangle 5. KATE SPADE Bangle 6. MEL BOTERI Faux Taylea Python & Suede Fringe Leather Handbag 7. MARC FISHER Chelsea Boot
You know I couldn't stay away from black for too long ;) and there's not much better than when these two colors collide. Keep it light with small stripes on your top paired with your favorite white skinny jeans. This jersey top by T by Alexander Wang does double duty by working as a great layering piece as well!
1. J BRAND Skinny Jeans 2. T BY ALEXANDER WANG Striped Top 3. RAY-BAN Retro Sunglasses 4. JENNIFER MEYER Hoop Earrings 5. CORNELIA WEBB Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Cocoa Brown, Croc-Effect Leather Cara Envelope Clutch 7. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Espadrilles
DRESSED UP WHITE
You can never go wrong with a crisp, white button-down, but why give up the opportunity to satisfy your craving for a little drama with an updated version of this classic. Jacquemes adds an artistic touch to an otherwise monotonous piece, and this cotton mini dress can be adjusted to suit your level of confidence. Accessorize with a pop of color, and you will be a showstopper all summer long!
1. JACQUEMUS Mini Dress 2. MOON AND LOLA Earrings 3. RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses 4. DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Polish 5. MEL BOTERI Taupe Snake Print Emmy Convertible Clutch 6. BAUBLEBAR Monogram Necklace 7. JIMMY CHOO Pointy Toe Pump
Have I convinced you to freshen up your look with bright white? What other ways do you suggest we style this non-color? Comment below and let us know!
Ready or not, next week marks the beginning of May, which means summer getaways are just around the corner. To make sure you travel in style, we will be exploring what to pack no matter your final destination. Check back in to see where our first stop will be - hint: it's where your Mel Boteri bags are made ;) See you there!