How to Wear White on White

What’s the hottest trend that celebrities and fashion bloggers have been rocking these days? If you don’t know it yet and if the title didn’t give it away, it’s the white on white trend!

Yes, white is the new black and nearly everyone is raving about it. Who would have thought that wearing an all-white ensemble can be so bold? Not everyone does it before for fearing it would look too hospital uniform-ish. But now, a lot of style aficionados are embracing the all-white trend with both arms.

I personally find this fresh, light and versatile. Hot summer days are fast approaching so it’s nice to have this trend to fall back to. But it’s also easy for it to flop. You really don’t want to look like you are competing best dressed with a doctor so here are some style tips on how to make the white on white trend work:

1. Wear your white shirt with cropped pants.

white on white 1A.L.C Georgie Shirt, $326.00
Vince Cropped Flare Pants, $245.00
Schutz Shen Metallic Sandals, $185.00
Citrine by the Stones Luz Pua Earrings, $275.00
Jules Smith Surf Bangles, $105.00

Loose white shirts with pockets just like the A.L.C Georgie shirt featured here makes a wonderful silhouette when paired with cropped tailored pants. It has a clean look but the loose quality of the shirt will make the ensemble look and feel relaxed.

Kick up the outfit by throwing on metallic pieces such as the metallic sandals from Schutz and jewelry.

2. Go for the summery, retro-inspired look and pair up a cute babydoll top with shorts.

white on white 2Free People Dorothy’s Babydoll Top, $68.00
BB Dakota Jennisa Lace Shorts, $68.00
Sam Edelman Jayden Oxfords, $150.00
Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses, $225.00

Complete the retro look with a pair of oxfords and white sunglasses. You can also accessorize with a head scarf or twist head band. Arrange your hair into a simple beehive and then put the head scarf. Instant 60’s glam!

3. Take your halter top and wear it over pleated skirt.

white on white 3Porter Grey Embroidered Tank, $385.00
Vera Wang Collection Parasol Skirt, $695.00
Jeffrey Campbell Everly Cutout Booties, $195.00
orYANY Tanya Satchel, $375.00

Don’t tuck your halter top in your skirt. Let it drape over your pleated skirt to create a dress illusion. Accessorize with buckle booties and then add a pop of color through your bag.

4. Make a nondescript white tee look more interesting with a peplum pencil skirt.

white on white 4Theory Bianata Tee, $75.00
Sass & Bide Laugh Out Loud Skirt, $350.00
BCBGMAXAZRIA Jovian High Heel Sandals, $275.00
Marc by Marc Jacobs Riviera Watch, $175.00

The black piping on the skirt and the shoes contrasted so well with the white that it broke off the color monotony of the ensemble.

5. Wear a boxy shirt with skinny jeans.

white on white 5Victoria Beckham Boxy Cropped Top, $245.00
James Jeans Twiggy High Class Skinny Jeans, $154.00
Kenneth Jay Lane Stick Necklace, $72.00
Versace Platform Wedge Sandals, $695.00

Channel runway fashion by donning boxy tops. Create a contrast by pairing it up with something skinny. White skinny jeans or faded blue denim pants are great accompaniments to this top. If you have a plain white top, accessorize with chunky necklaces for that statement look.

These are just some of the many ways to style your white tops. Use these as inspiration the next time you want to try the white on white trend.