Wearing White for Summer Is Nothing New—But These 15 Outfits Are Fresh

Florals for spring, whites for summer—groundbreaking, we know. But let's face it, there's a reason we keep coming back to these staples season after season. It's because wearing all-white outfits for summer is a style move that's as classic as ever. Even in the most oppressing of heat waves, all-white outfits promise to keep us cool. So since those dead-of-summer days are right around the corner, there's no better time to start thinking about fresh new ways to style the monochrome look.

Disclaimer: You won't find tried-and-true outfits in the below slides, but you will find 15 brand-new ways to wear white that you probably haven't thought of before. If you plan on wearing a monochrome 'fit this summer, think about experimenting with volume, texture, and varying shade of off-white. Go on to see the all-white outfits that have us extremely ready for summer.

All-white outfits for summer



Instead of head-to-toe optic white, pair your whitest whites with other natural tones like cream and beige for a nice neutral palette.

Three words: breezy white dress. This summer, look for creative updates on the style staple, like puff sleeves or a lace-up detail.

White outfits for summer



Just like with any tonal look, playing with fun textures like smocking really makes your outfit pop.

Rethink your all-white outfits in terms of volume and proportion to create a brand-new kind of silhouette.

Teaming a crisp poplin shirt with chunky-soled sneakers creates a winning combo.

Our one rule of thumb when it comes to wearing white pants of any kind is to err on the more relaxed side.

Invest in a stylish white top to upgrade your tired blouses.

White outfit ideas



Go for all white and add in one major pop of color.

A matching set always looks cool and this beige version is doing the trick.

Mix your true whites with off-whites and creams.

Silver metallic shoes make an all-white outfit really shine.

Professional tailored pieces are given new summery life via a tailored suit.

One word: Eyelet. Double down on this delicate texture to make sure you'll never be bored of the color.

It's so simple, but a good quality (and breezy) white button-front shirt dress is an office and heat wave–friendly piece everyone should have on lock.

White outfit ideas for summer



Fuse elegant pieces like a satin skirt with a classic pair of white sneakers.

Now you're ready to wear your post–Memorial Day whites all summer long.

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