Saturday, May 28, 2011

White Out

The white trend is really rising in popularity thanks to the overall Spring/Summer trend of minimalism.  Monochromatic looks really make a statement and what better color for Spring than crisp, clean white?

White was all over the runway for SS 2011

Look to classics such as Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger for inspiration
In addition to runway and designer inspiration, I saw monochromatic neutrals and all-white ensembles in go-to stores such as Gap, J. Crew, and Banana Republic!

Photos taken by Michal, Camber's Mom
(Previous photo credits go to Chandler, my sister!)

White Forever 21 Skinny jeans - $10 (FC)
White J Crew tee - $7 (FC)
White Loft short sleeve cardigan - gift, Mom
Brown vintage Dooney & Bourke - $40 (FC)
Brown vintage brown belt - $2 (thrifted)
Brown vintage sandals - $8 (FC)
Many of my friends have expressed that an all-white outfit is quite daunting.  My advice would be:
-Anchor the look down with neutrals - Brown looks great with white and is a natural choice for the Spring season.  Black is another great and easy option!
-Utilize statement pieces - Monochromatic looks really lend themselves to making a statement with accessories.  I chose this funky multicolor beaded necklace but the options are endless: big, colorful earrings; a fun scarf; or a really crazy belt would all look great!
-Bleach is your friend - If you are nervous that you will get stains somewhere on your outfit, remember, the beauty of "white" is that it can be bleached!

-Start simple - If white seems too much, try the monochromatic look in a color that you feel really confident in (tans and browns, black, or any color of the rainbow).  And remember to play with texture!

Does an all-white ensemble sound like something you would try?  Let me know what you think or post your own look in the comments!

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