White is white hot right now in fashion. Monochromatic looks in different textures and fibers are chic and appear effortless. Here on the west coast, very few play by the old rule of waiting until Memorial Day to pass before wearing the non-color. Nonetheless, we honor those of you down south who still abide by the code. Here are four head-to-toe looks in all white for your summer events!
Look 1: Wear this out to brunch with girlfriends. And don’t worry, if you spill coffee on this denim, it will wipe right off without spoiling your crisp white bells! Thank you nano-technology! Find these at Sabina’s Style. This fitted tee by Isabel Marant is on sale at Odessa! I’m obsessed with these understated rose gold earrings which you can find at Alder & Co. The peep toe booties are at Solestruck. And the canvas and leather tote is from Will Leather Goods. All Portland shops!
Look 2. This girl has no fear. I imagine her working at a creative agency bringing her brilliant ideas to life. She can rock casual with a designer twist like nobody’s business. Unique, high quality pointed toe flats are hard to come by. These are on trend given their marbled effect and cross the line in to forever status with their fit and colorway. This look transitions seamlessly from day to night with a simple switch into heels and a layer of leather. She’s probably got a backpack with her skateboard tucked inside or she’s riding Uber.
Look 3. Did you know that women are coloring their hair white? Kevin Murphy created a hair shadow to apply for an ombre effect. It works as a simple highlight or you can cover all your locks. Whether your white is natural or non, this outfit offers comfort and sophistication for your day to day. Take it on a sunny day with shades to the farmers market or to an off-site industry event with a tonal wrap to protect those arms from the chill of air conditioning.
Look 4. Why not don a little white dress at your next soiree? This halter dress by April Pride is oh so flattering on. Take it out on the town belted with heels and glamorous drop earrings, or wear it to the beach, loose, with a floppy hat, straw tote and sandals. These shoes are a bit ridiculous, but I love them anyway. The unexpected colorful crystals at the heel make me want to try them on with everything! I can’t get enough of this RMS Beauty Lip Stain available at Echo Natural Beauty. And don’t stop at french tips, paint all the way down in white. Essie offers a palette of neutrals to compliment different skin tones.
This column appeared in GoLocalPDX, May 29th.