Style Note: How to Wear Head-to-Toe White

Hey everyone, Allison here! When it comes to putting together a look that is sleek and sophisticated, I often find that going heavy on the neutrals and light on the brights works best. While many ladies swear by their collections of black basics, I think an all-white ensemble makes for a much more refreshing statement. It’s easy to feel intimidated when putting together a monochromatic look—especially one that’s all-over ivory. But if there’s ever a time to tackle this fashion obstacle, it’s now.

The Spring 2013 of collections of The Row, Stella McCartney, and Alexander Wang showed white in the form of pantsuits, separates, and gauzy gowns, thus predicting that adding white to your wardrobe is a must this upcoming season. If these designer duds aren’t convincing enough, take a peek at my 3 style tips below…

Style Note: How to Wear Head-to-Toe White

1. Transition the trend.
If you’re still bundling up this time of year but you’re dying to brighten up your look, don’t be afraid to “white out.” Pair a white structured coat or jacket like the Ruched Blazer from LC Lauren Conrad with white high-waisted pants. Then add darker accessories like riding boots or a fur scarf to keep the outfit cold weather appropriate. Try incorporating white into cozy textures that are made to be worn in the winter, like wool, cashmere, and cable knits. Don’t pull out your linens and silks until the spring or summer. As long as the warmth of your outfit is suitable for that season, the trend will translate and transition beautifully.

Style Note: How to Wear Head-to-Toe White

2. Cream dream.
If you have more cream than white in your closet, you can still achieve the same monochromatic effect. I love the idea of pairing a milky-hued tuxedo jacket with cream silk pants on days when the air is crisp and chilly but the spring sun is out to play. Cream can also give off a softer vibe than bright white if you’re an avid follower of the “no white before memorial day” rule. Keep the rest of your look neutral with a metallic clutch and nude heels.

Style Note: How to Wear Head-to-Toe White

3. Take the plunge.
Once the spring has officially sprung, feel free to pull out your eyelets, lace, and linen. Mixing and matching textures works well with whites—lace and cashmere looks just as chic as an all-white ensemble that is 100% silk. I would suggest grounding your monochromatic look in springtime with a pop of pastel, like a pair of mint green flats or a robin’s egg blue cardigan. But when summer hits, adding white accessories to your outfit is totally a must.

There’s really no excuse not to try this trend, since it transitions gracefully from season to season. Now the only question is…

How will you try the white out trend?

xx
Allison
Team LC

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Photos: Harpers Bazaar, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Miamarionette
Categories: Allison Norton, Style Note
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  • Melissa mould

    love this, so chic and classy.

    I’ve got a new style post on my fashion blog today, which is channeling all black :)

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/#

    Mel x
    UK Style blogger

  • Alyssa

    I’m not a fan of wearing too much white in the winter, but I definitely love the last two looks. All white is a little daring and very chic. Gorgeous! I love wearing white lace sundresses during the spring and summer.

    http://www.alyssamarierose.com

  • Sarah Pickell

    I love the cream suit option!! beautiful and totally work appropriate!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I love the full skirt look, which is how I would wear my head to toe white ensamble. Shirt and skirt.

  • Adrienne Scott-Trask

    Loving the white on white….these outfits are incredible!!
    -Adrienne. xo

    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/
    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/

  • redheadrachel

    I don’t think I could pull off an all-white look, but I do adore a white, eyelet skirt. It’s perfect for spring and summer!

    Rachel
    http://www.theredheadfashionista.com
    http://www.thehautenotes.com

  • HistoryBeauty

    I don’t really care for head to toe white. I think it looks better as one item, like a skirt.

    Check out my beauty channel and blog!!
    http://www.youtube.com/Historybeauty

    http://historybeauty.blogspot.com

  • Breezy Svacina

    I am IN LOVE with that last look. The (lacy!) fully skirt, creamy sweater, pop of gold on the platforms, and the Charlotte’s Web clutch?!? That may very well be the most beautiful outfit I’ve ever seen!

  • Donna Hale

    I can’t get enough of the all white looks and the B+W looks for spring! I’ve been experimenting and should have a post up soon on my take of bright spring with mixing white.

    http://www.soyouagree.com

  • megan magers

    i’m obsessed with the third photo here. that skirt, are you kidding me? so feminine and classic. love the pop of gold on the heels! would love to try something like this xo

    http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

  • Katjusha Bricman

    I love wearing head to toe white!!!!
    http://laurenconrad.com/user/photo/2609569

  • Marianne Jarvis

    I’m really loving this white on white trend!! I really want to incorporate a white blazer with white jeans as a casual look. I also want to try out all of these looks however I like the last look the most and I want to try to add lace or white cashmere to a white summer dress for a more dressed-up look ! :) Xx

  • Maria Ion

    very helpful advices! it is a trend that i definately gonna give it a try

  • Melissa mould

    i love how statement white is. I’ve been opting for the black and white contrast in my looks recently, Embracing monochrome :D

    You can see my black and white outfits on my style blog: http://www.mediamarmalade.com

    Mel xx

  • cynthia contreras

    These outfits are really cute. Love wearing White.

    http://www.cynthiasnydose.com

  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    Thanks for these tips, I’ll be trying them out soon! :)

    http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • Samantha Brown

    I love the all-white look but I have to admit I’ve been a little too intimidated to try it yet so thank you for these tips!

    Sam xx
    http://www.smart-twenties.com

  • http://www.pasteldress.com Karen T.

    all-white is so sophisticated. I would do that with a custom-made fitted dress, the structure would go well with such a sophisticated look :)

  • kels

    I took it a step further and made my boyfriend do my toes white!

  • Filipa Moreira

    i love to wear white in winter. I think that is really chic and sophisticated.

    xx Fi

    http://dieforstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

    https://www.facebook.com/dieforstyle

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