Granted, head-to-toe white may sound like a daunting prospect at first (a subsequent trip to the dry cleaners seems inevitable). But there’s something irresistibly polished and put together about an all white ensemble, as proven by Burberry, Coperni and Thom Browne, whose spring/summer 2021 runways all featured generous amounts of white.
The Row founders Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have long been advocates of a monochrome outfit: their recent autumn/winter 2021 collection, shown a few weeks before New York Fashion Week kicked off, was rendered in a dreamy palette of whites, creams and camels.
Tempted yet? Mixing textures and tones is the key to creating a modern look that will remain an effective wardrobe solution beyond one season. Think: cosy cashmeres and silks, highlighted by silver or gold jewellery.
Simone Rocha has elevated an ivory knit with the addition of pretty pearl detailing, meanwhile Jimmy Choo’s recent collaboration with Marine Serre has provided the perfect pristine heel to uplift any outfit. For a more opulent look, take inspiration from influencer-approved Scandi designer, Cecilie Bahnsen, whose masterful approach to the balloon dress is as breezy as it gets.
Here, five ways to style an all white outfit.