With so many mixed messages surrounding how to wear white, when you can wear white, and how you should do it, it’s no wonder that so many of us seek the comfort of a dark color palette. Forget everything you’ve heard about these pseudo-stringent rules (“no white after Labor Day,” etc.), and embrace wearing fresh whites at any point during the year. Yes, summer whites may be the most intuitive, as they include the breezy linens like button-down shirts and the cotton dresses we typically take with us to the beach. But what about winter whites, the more underrated of the washed-out neutrals? We love how layering different shades of white and eggshell make for a fresh combo, no matter which dates our calendars display.
Go on to see how to wear fresh white pieces (and head-to-toe monochrome, if you're so inclined) during every season.
For spring, try swapping out one key item for its white versions, like jeans or a blazer.
A delicate white dress is a closet staple, and while it's not quite warm enough to wear on its own in spring like it is in the summer, it works well layered underneath a long coat.
Ecru jeans and a white button-down should be the easy outfit combination you keep in your back pocket.
If you're into the all-neutral look this spring, consider grounding the whites and creams with dark accessories.
Try a breezy white top with your favorite blue jeans (or shorts).
A basic white tank with belted trousers is the easy summer outfit I know I always rely on and wear on repeat. I highly recommend stocking up on the basic tank to see you through the season.
Are LWT's (little white tops) a thing? Because they definitely should be.
A woven basket is just what this summer outfit needed.
A basic white T-shirt works for any season, but we're loving it styled with the suiting trend as seen here.
One of our favorite ways to wear white in the fall is through our denim choices. A pair of white jeans—while a standard of the summer months—can be easily styled with knee boots for the fall.
Team a white breezy blouse with tailored trousers and ankle boots for a timeless and fall-approved look.
White ankle boots can freshen up any look, whether or not it involves other neutrals. Invest in a pair and give your black ankle boots a rest (because we know you probably wear them to death already).
The allover neutral look is trending right now, and this is the perfect way to combine fall-friendly layers with variations of white, cream, and beige.