It’s the dog days of summer; now’s the time to sport your best summer white looks. Summer white is a classic that will always be in style, and like black, white is super chic when done right and can go from morning to evening any day of the week. The color white looks fantastic against a tan and reflects the sun’s harsh rays while darker clothing holds in the heat. In a pinch, summer white is an easy, go-to look for effortless style, but like any trend – good styling makes all the difference.
The Timeless Classic White Shirt
Most women have more than 1 white classic shirt – in fact, some fashionistas have up to 15 classic white shirts and claim they are all different. You should explore different designs that express your own personal style and consider the cut, fabric and design details. The different style options are vast: button-downs, roll-up sleeves, button-cuffs, stand-up collar, collarless, gauzy poet blouse, etc. They can all look stylish when worn with the right accessories.
You want your classic white shirt to be able to go from business to travel to casual, and a versatile choice is one in a no-iron, wrinkle-free fabric. Here are few fit details to consider when purchasing your classic white shirt: A tailored style is more figure flattering than a loose cut. Rounded shirttail hem reduces bulk when tucked into a skirt or pants and when worn untucked, takes attention away from your hips. Check how the shirt fits over your bust so it is not too clingy or gapping between the buttons. Picture yourself in your fresh white blouse, summer cropped pants and a beautiful pair of shoes – the essence of easy and sophisticated style.
White T Time
White tees are fashion staples as much as the classic white shirt. But all t-shirts are not made the same, if you want your summer white tee to become one of your lasting wardrobe pieces, then you want to consider a few things. If the fabric is made from closely woven cotton, it will hold its shape longer, be more durable and really soft. A combination of cotton/modal or linen/cotton blend is generally the best fabric. A men’s tee, in one size smaller than you normally wear, works for a loose fit. Tee shirts are made in V-neck and round necklines; if you have a long face, a V-neck will likely flatter you most. Test for transparency and check for the drape to determine if it will hold its shape. You can pair it with everything from a ball gown to your favorite denim cut-offs, this simple garment is an essential building block for style.
Notes on Summer White
White Parties are parties where attendees must wear all white. They began as circuit parties in the 70’s to support the LBGT community and are now popular theme parties held worldwide from The New Museum in NYC to pop-up dinners in Paris.
More than $20 billion is spent annually on t-shirts and every brand claims to have the ‘perfect’ or ideal white tee. This has resulted in prices rising from $10 basic to $150, with designer labels selling tees for even higher prices.
T- shirts were first worn as undergarments by Navy men a century ago. Then they became a workwear staple for blue collar men.
It took two Hollywood movie stars to popularize the Tee: James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause”, and Marlon Brando in “Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Wild One”.
On average, we expect our t-shirt to last about 4 years.
White Hot Summer Accessories
Summer white apparel, be it a crisp white pair of jeans, little white dress or jumpsuit, can be easily dressed up or down to fit any occasion. Wearing a glamorous all-white ensemble may start in the summertime but is so fabulous that luxurious all-white looks now extend into the winter months. The monochromatic outfit is the perfect backdrop for distinctive jewelry, taking your outfit from playful to formal, preppy to fashion forward.
Summer white provides a fresh canvas for you to express your personal style with panache. Take a look at our Summer Jewelry Collection below to find the necklace that takes your look to the next level.
The Summer Collection