Styling your white wardrobe essentials

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It’s time for a fresh new look as crisp white everything brought a bright and breezy feel to the SS22 catwalks.

While last season’s offerings thrived on the ‘more is more’ aesthetic, encouraged by the collective post-lockdown desire to get as glammed up as possible for every trip out of the house, spring’s hot trends balance that touch of fabulousness we all want with the need for everyday style and outfits you can fling on at a moment’s notice to suit any occasion.

White and blue, printed, knitted, bodycon mini dress, £45, River Island

And when it comes to sophisticated, sharp dressing in the spring and summer months, there’s no hue that does it better than white.

Effortlessly chic and endlessly wearable, white is the perfect style palate-cleanser, and a great antidote to the juicy fruit hues which dominated the catwalks at the other end of the colour spectrum.

There was more than a touch of the bridal vibes on the SS22 catwalks as pure white dresses in every fabric imaginable sashayed along-from mini to maxi, beachy to fancy, it was a veritable feast of wall-to-wall white.

Glamour by Sonder Studio jumpsuit, £79 Sonder Studio

Whimsical ruffles and layers of tulle definitely channelled the bridal look, but find the right white dress and it promises to be a wardrobe staple for years to come; opt for a floaty maxi for chic holiday style, or reach for a crisp white shirt dress as the ultimate ‘throw on and go’ outfit for myriad occasions.

There’s something particularly striking about an all-white ensemble, but if you want to steer clear of those bride vibes, try your luck with chic co-ords. A white tailored trouser-and-blazer combo brings a non-trend touch to sophisticated suiting, while a knitted midi skirt and jumper combo offers spring time dressing which will still keep any chills at bay.

Junior sandals, Dune London

If your love affair with denim is in need of rekindling, ditch the indigo and black numbers for some bright white. Bleached jeans will lend a glam feel to your casual wardrobe, while a white denim jacket is a perfect summer cover-up.

When it comes to accessorising, every wardrobe needs it’s fair share of white footwear; fresher and bolder than black, they are perfect for brightening up your look. A good pair of crisp, white trainers are a perennial style go-to, offering a nonchalantly smart-casual vibe, while white sandals deserve a place in every suitcase when holiday season hits!


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