3 Tips for Wearing White on White

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 WHAT I’M WEARING

free people scarf {similar here if sold out} | leith sweater | free people moto jeans {sold out in white; similar styles here + here} | bcbg rockstud heels {similar here + here (under $60!)} | tory burch bag {old; similar style here + here} | prada sunnies | michael kors runway watch | mac lipstick in ‘saint germain’

One of my absolute favorite neutral outfits is white-on-white. It’s so classy, however, I don’t wear it often because it takes the right combination of white pieces for me to really feel confident while making such a statement. After playing around in my closet a bit, I discovered it really comes down to 3 things…

  1. Add textures – An all-white look demands textures to add dimension and interest. I did this with several elements in this look above (my knit scarf, embellished shoes, moto jeans, etc.). Something as basic as white jeans and a white silk blouse would also work really well while remaining simple.
  2. Think monochrome – Adding harmonious shades of white is an easy way to make an all-white outfit more unique. For example, incorporating cream and ivory tones with bright white will add subtle dimension while warmer hues like tans, browns and golds will add depth.
  3. Limit one colorful accessory – White-on-white is meant to look effortless and classy, so don’t distract from it’s simplicity by adding too many colorful accessories. I’d limit it to one. In my outfit above, I wanted the clothing to speak louder than the bag, so I chose a more muted pastel pink. Colored shoes and a bold lip are also great ways to add a “pop of color” (yes, I just said that in 2017).

Do you wear white-on-white very often? What are your tips?

I can’t wait to try this look again in warmer months, leveraging these great ideas from Song of Style.

Happy Wednesday!

Photos by The High Pines.

Amanda

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  1. Thank you for the tips. I love dressing all-white, but it’s hard to have some variation sometimes. The texture tip is a great idea.

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  2. Natali says:

    Such a flawless, casual and monochromatic combo! I like your shoes and bag very much.

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  3. Oroma says:

    These are great tips, I love them all! You look amazing as well. x

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  4. Rach says:

    I couldn’t agree more on these tips! I love that chunky scarf!

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    Posted Feb. 8, 2017 | Reply
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