28 ways to wear white this summer
The age-old fashion rule that you can only wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day is so yesterday, but the truth is the crisp hue still looks best with a sun-kissed glow. So whether you're avoiding a fashion faux pas or just want to update your wardrobe, celebrate summer with these white hot looks.
This Massimo Dutti lace dress looks effortlessly chic from afar, and up close the delicate details will stun; $98.50 at massimodutti.com.
Be a diva and hit the Hamptons in these Jennifer Lopez wide-leg linen pants with metallic sandals, beachy jewelry, a hat and oversized shades; $50 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
Stylish sandals make summer dressing easy. Gold studs add a touch of edge to these by Zara; $49.90 at Zara stores and zara.com.
From a day of shopping in the Hamptons to a night of drinks at a trendy outdoor hot spot with friends, this Ramy Brook "Lulu" jumpsuit will make heads turn; $445 at shopbop.com and ramybrook.com.
Dress this Elle textured peplum top up for a night on the Nautical Mile with a statement necklace, colored denim and wedges, or dress it down with denim shorts and sandals for a day strolling the boardwalk; $40 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
From beach to street, this perforated leather shopper tote looks stylish while carrying all of your summer essentials, $278 at Juicy Couture stores and juicycouture.com.
This David's Bridal Collection cold shoulder beaded sequin dress is perfect for summer soirees; $199 at David's Bridal stores and davidsbridal.com.
In a slimming shape with rich jacquard detail, this Massimo Dutti top is not your average white T-shirt; $55.50 at massimodutti.com.
Ladylike and oh so flattering, this David's Bridal collection sleeveless stretch knit peplum dress will have you feeling hotter than the summer heat; $99 at David's Bridal stores and davidsbridal.com.
This raffia fedora from Florabella with white linen trim is the perfect complement to easy breezy beach style; $118 at Everything But Water stores and everythingbutwater.com.
Cute white flip flops are a casual summer style must-have. These from LC Lauren Conrad "Valencia" sandals are $24.99 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
Show off your American pride all summer long in this Nautica American flag jacket with a white exterior and patriotic interior; $149 at nautica.com.
Throw on a maxi-dress this summer and all eyes are on you, guaranteed. This one by Love and Haight is $58 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
With a light, open weave fabrication, this L*Space tunic will keep you feeling and looking cool as you lounge by the pool; $108 at Everything But Water stores and everythingbutwater.com.
A romper is a summer wardrobe must-have, and this one by Vitamin A is soft and comfy with an adjustable waist; $92 at Everything But Water stores and everythingbutwater.com.
If you're not up to trying the colored denim trend, white jeans are a great summer alternative. These Juicy Couture distressed skinny jeans hug your body in all the right ways; $148 at Juicy Couture stores and juicycouture.com.
Strappy, open-toe heels elongate the legs and look great with summer dresses and slim-fit pants; $79.90 at Zara stores and zara.com.
With a pin-up girl style and white and navy blue polka dot print, this Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot underwire bikini is ideal for an all-American Memorial Day weekend celebration; Top $94 and bottom $76 at Juicy Couture stores and juicycouture.com.
Don't want to go all white? This Zara dress adds a pop of neon; $59.50 at Zara stores and zara.com.
Add some white to your accessories with this Monika Chiang Lava Swarovski stone necklace; $175 at monikachiang.com.
Show off your toned summer arms without revealing too much in this "Alexa" cut-out top by Ramy Brook; $295 at ramybrook.com.
Dream of sunny days in Mexico with Aztec-inspired prints like the one embroidered on these white cut-off shorts; $69.90 at Zara stores and zara.com.
Want to make a statement in white this summer and beyond? Invest in this EFFY Jewelry 14k white gold fresh water pearl and diamond ring; $850 at effyjewelry.com.
Guys can beat the heat in this Irish linen shirt with built-in climate control; $79.50 at jcrew.com (add a monogram for $10).
Summer whites are not just for women. These Dockers slim-fit tapered modern khaki pants will look sharp paired with a crisp button-down; $58 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
Men can rock these retro-cool Sawa for J. Crew sneakers in white with a sporty black stripe, a J. Crew exclusive that supports craftsmen in Africa; $110 at jcrew.com.
Your little guy will feel like the coolest dude at the barbecue in this Jumping Beans flag sunglasses Tee for toddlers; $14 at Kohl's stores and kohls.com.
Little girls will look too cute in this asymmetrical eyelet tank; $19.95 at GapKids stores and gap.com.