This Anti-Trend Outfit Is How Women in Paris and NYC Look So Expensive


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Classic, refined, and elevated style seems to be a growing theme as we head into the summer, thanks to influences like the quiet-luxury aesthetic and Sofia Richie's wedding wardrobe. It seems like everyone wants to dress like a rich mom these days, and with all the chic styling ideas we're seeing, we can't blame them.

Sure, trends may come and go, but certain outfit combinations are forever. Women in two of the most stylish cities, New York and Paris, are experts in chic summer style, and we noticed that there's one warm-weather outfit they come back to like clockwork once the calendar strikes May 31: all-white outfits. They tend to favor the simplicity of a monochrome look, and true to form, these looks are already starting to bubble up in our social media feeds and IRL.

Whether it's the low-key combo of linen pants and a shrunken tee that Jennifer Lawrence wore in NYC this month or the elevated pantsuits that Parisian women are favoring, here's a look at the anti-trend outfit that stylish women are wearing now. Ahead, we're highlighting 10 iterations of the all-white ensemble and shopping pieces inspired by each one.


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Take a cue from Jennifer Lawrence and swap your jeans for linen trousers for the summer. They're just as easy to throw on but look sophisticated with a white tee and simple sandals.


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Break up the monochrome look with contrasting accessories like simple black sandals and sunglasses.


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Play with proportion—go with a streamlined tube top to balance out the volume of a billowy maxi skirt.


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Add a French twist to your jeans and a tee by throwing on a woven bag and opting for flared jeans.


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Pleated skirts are having a moment this season. Try one with a polished button-down shirt, and complete your look with silver pumps for a fresh, eye-catching pop.


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Is there anything more luxe looking than a white suit in the summer? Try layering one with an asymmetric top to lend the tailored ensemble a hint of trendiness.


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Canadian tuxedos happen to work so well in an all-white finish too. Since they lean simple, try a trendier accessory like wedge heels or a bra top.


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Break up the monochrome tones with a black blazer if you need another layer.


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Anchoring a delicate white skirt with black leather flats is a comfortable and practical idea for days when it creeps up to 90°F.


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Oversize, slouchy shapes feel so modern. Try pairing upsized trousers with a boxy white tee. Just be sure to tuck in the tee and go for super-sweet and charming accessories like slingback heels or a chain-strap bag.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.