Summertime and white clothes, the combination is about as intrinsically linked as can be. But that doesn't always mean that wearing white clothes is the easiest option when the sun comes out—and that's before we've even broached the whole ketchup-stain situation that is 100 percent likely to happen if you wear any of these outfits below (sorry, but there's no point in deceiving you).
Sometimes, though, you can feel inappropriately holiday-ready when you're stuck in the city and hitting the daily grind. It's all about striking the right white balance depending on your location, event and mood.
So we dug around the Instagram feeds and sites of our favourite style bloggers—because if anyone's already got this style tightrope practiced to perfection it's them—and came up with a few solutions. From the girls who have their beachy all-white ensembles curated and ready for your copy-and-paste manoeuvre to those who nod to the warmer weather but are London-bound, here are the 10 different ways you can incorporate some dazzling-white pieces into your existing wardrobe.
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Style Notes: Isabella Thordsen's get-up is just right for a chilly-but-sunny day: The slouchy knit and ankle boots still feel summery when set against a soft skirt and straw hat.
Style Notes: Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now knows a little white playsuit on the beach is a top-notch idea—especially when paired with super-simple basics like a straw tote and slides.
Style Notes: A white suit come summertime is a great thing, as Italian It girl Eleonora Carisi of Jou Jou Villeroy knows. She's kept it business appropriate with black accessories and a covered-up top.
Style Notes: Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe has paired simple tailored pieces with standout designer accessories—what better canvas could you ask for?
Style Notes: Impress your fashionable friends with the style nous to pair white separates and mismatched accessories. Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow's blue, white and red theme is a time-honoured and trusted colour palette.
Style Notes: Adenorah's Anne-Laure says this is the French uniform, but we'd happily steal the white jeans, navy sweater and espadrilles look for our own staycation in Blighty.
Style Notes: As appropriate for the office as it is for a weekday night out, this white lace-up jumper is the perfect way to update winter's all-black staples. Bravo, Aria Di Bari!
Style Notes: Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata used a relatively plain white maxi as a simple way to showcase her mix 'n' match boho accessories.
Style Notes: This razor-sharp, monochromatic approach to accessorising by Symphony of Silk's Lorna can move you into the big leagues. Even if your white clothes are delightfully flirty, this still cuts the mustard in the office.
Style Notes: The Haute Pursuit's Vanessa Hong has wisely chosen biscuit-coloured clothes for an inner-city fashion moment (less likely to look dirty from the off!) but brightens the idea up with ice-white sneakers.
Ready to rock an all-white look? Let us know in the comments box below.