12 beautiful ways to wear the all white trend
Summer’s in full swing which means it’s finally time to swap our all-black uniform for this season’s all-white trend. While we’re huge fans of the look, white outfits are admittedly hard to pull off.
As with all of our fashion woes, we’ve turned to our seriously stylish Style Panel for advice. Their key tips: play with textures, accessorize with bold colours and always carry a small instant stain remover in your handbag (ok, so that last tip was ours, but we still stand by it).
Question 165: How do wear the all white trend? Read the answers now! »
Adrienne Naval, 21
Toronto | Adrienne Naval
All-white outfits are one of my favourite kind of outfits to wear. It instantly adds an elegant and sophisticated vibe in my opinion. In this outfit, I decided to make a fancy top a bit more casual by wearing jeans. I paired it with my go-to mirrored sunnies which took the look to a whole new level.
Adrienne’s wearing: Top, Boohoo. Jeans, Topshop. Sunglasses, EyeBuyDirect.
Hafsa Pathan, 28
Toronto | Hafsa Pathan
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not the biggest fan of wearing all white. With a one-year old at home, I can’t wear anything white, ever. And truth be told, I had to change out of this outfit within minutes of him waking up from his nap!
However, when I am brave enough to don all-white, I prefer tossing in a bit of colour, but nothing too crazy. Here, I’m wearing navy blue shoes that take away from the outfit, but not by a lot.
Hafsa’s wearing: Shirt, H&M. Pants, Zara. Waistcoat, Zara. Shoes, Maison Valentino. Sunglasses, Prada.
Jameela Ghann, 25
Calgary | Jam and Tea
When I wear the white trend I turn to texture! I love this lace because it elevates what would otherwise be a simple white dress. The details on the pattern scream summer and is elegant enough to wear to an afternoon garden party. I like to accessorize with a bold earring and geometric rings and cuffs. White can be unflattering, so wearing white in a flattering cut is key to pulling off the all white trend. Shift dresses are my go-to during all year round and that is why this white lace dress works so well for me.
Jameela’s wearing: Dress, Zoharous. Jewelry, Alora Boutique. Shoes, Diesel.
Kayla Short, 29
Halifax | Short Presents
Wearing all white is super scary I mean we are all one laundry day or coffee mishap away from a disaster am I right? A lot of folks think that white is a good option to wear under white, but actually you’re better off with nude or pink (true story). And the key to any monochrome dressing? Play with texture. If you’re going to wear a white denim opt for a white gauzy blouse or vise-versa. You just want to make sure to show dimension.
Kayla’s wearing: Shorts, Aritzia. T-shirt, Envy Clothing. Shoes, Soft Moc. Bag, Aritzia. Sunglasses, Givenchy via Smart Buy Glasses.
Kira Paran, 31
Edmonton | Northern Style
I love the light airy feeling of the all white summer trend. For me the key to wearing all white pieces is pairing an outfit with neutral accessories and finding white pieces that are not see through. If you’ve tried shopping for the all white trend you know the second key can be hard to find. A lot of pieces in the store are far too sheer to be called a top or a dress, let’s face it most are more like a beach coverup. Embrace this trend to stay cool but air on the side of caution when it comes to how much you are really baring.
Kira’s wearing: Dress, Morning Lavender. Shoes, Aquazzura. Bag, Chloe. Sunglasses, Karen Walker.
Krystin Tysire, 22
Vancouver | Girl In Betsey
I went for a girly but basic look (because really, I’m rarely seen in anything else) and used my peonies for the pop of colour in my ensemble. This white lace dress is perfect for summer events, dinner parties and anything else really. I liked to dress it down with the denim jacket for a casual look. My heels have become a recent fav in my wardrobe as of lately, seriously loving lace ups!! For the jewelry, I went with subtle pieces such as the beautiful black and gold bar necklace from Mejuri. I love wearing all white, it’s one of my favourite looks and I can often be seen donning a white frock with a denim jacket over top for chillier days.
Krystin’s wearing: Dress, Forever 21. Heels, AMI Clubwear. Necklace, Mejuri.
Laura Mitbrodt, 31
Victoria | Laura Jane Atelier
I love to wear white dresses in the summer especially white lace ones like this shift dress from California Moonrise. I find that if you accessorize your look with colourful accessories and statement pieces you can break up the look and add a pop of colour. I chose to keep things simple with this look and paired my dress with a rose themed accessories and some vintage inspired sunglasses.
Laura’s wearing: Dress, California Moonrise. Sunglasses, Chic Wish.
Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | Yomanchic.com
I love wearing white during the summer days, it keeps things simple and fresh, but also elegant at the same time. Despite all of this, I know that wearing head to toe white outfit can be tricky. My solution is to break up the whites by mixing different shades, fabric and textures. To add some edginess, but still keep the look sporty and relaxed, I paired it with black slide sandals.
Coloured accessories are another way is to play up with your outfit and give the monochromatic style a fun update.
Liat’s wearing: Top, Club Monaco. Pants, French Connection. Vest, M Boutique. Shoes, Zara. Bag, Banana Republic. Watch, Daniel Wellington.
Mikayla Kuehn, 19
Toronto | Makstyle.ca
I tried out the all-white trend with a cute little off-the-shouder top and a pair of white shorts. I went for simple and pretty! The shirt I’m wearing also has cute little bows on either side, and I’m all for feminine details! I slid on my white Birkenstock sandals to complete the look, and added a pop of colour with a bright pink lip.
Mikayla’s wearing: Top, H&M. Shorts, J.Crew. Sandals, Birkenstocks.
Neguine Boustantchi, 23
Toronto | Neguine Boustantchi
I am normally an all black girl, but summer is the only time of the year where I allow myself to wear white. I love how it always combines perfectly with the tan lines and red lipstick. Summer always makes me feel more adventurous with my style, I like to give my personal touch to clothes like knotting this classic white shirt and pairing it with a sexy pair of lace shorts. I also love to keep wearing my sneakers for a more casual look.
Neguine’s wearing: Shirt, Ralph Lauren. Shorts, Oysho. Sneakers, Adidas Stan Smith. Bag, Chloé Drew.
Sarmistha Goswami, 35
India | Style Over Coffee
White is a beautiful colour and can be worn all year round. It’s also one of my favourite colours and I love the all-white trend. When it comes to white, I love investing in classic pieces that will not go out of trend with changing seasons. For example, a classic white denim and a white tee combo is here to stay forever and I have teamed them up to create my white-on-white outfit. This combination is perfect for a day out and can easily be dressed up with a white blazer for the evenings. I am carrying a white sling bag to complete the look.
A pop of colour always adds a spark to an all-white outfit and I did that with a pair of mirrored sunglasses and a dainty red heart-shaped pendent. I have worn a dash of red on my lips as well.
Sarmistha’s wearing: Jeans, Levi’s. Tee, Femella. Sunglasses, Idee. Bag, Lino Perros. Finger Rings, Accessorize. Shoes, Miss Bennett London. Jewellery, Local shops in India.
Teresa Yoo, 25
Toronto | What T Loves
Recently, I became obsessed with anything white. Before this summer, my fear of getting them dirty turned me off when it came to purchasing or wearing whites but now I don’t care. I experienced the true beauty of white for the first time when I tried this baby-doll dress. You look extra tanned and glowing against the white, and its brightness and crispness makes everything look so fresh. I don’t know what took me so long to finally love this classic style, but here I am now, dressed in all whites!
Teresa’s wearing: Dress, Zara. Shoes, Adidas. Sunglasses, Ray-Ban. Bag, from Mexico.