Simple All White Outfit
In the spring and summer I like to wear as much white as I can before the weather turns and/or Labor Day (depending if you follow the old “no white after Labor Day” rule. Instead of just throwing on a white dress, I decided to put together a simple all white outfit comprised of a pleated white skirt with lace panel detailing and a white ruffle sleeve top. I love buying separates sometimes, because you can make so many more outfits with each piece vs a dress. Here are a couple of tips that I found helpful when pairing two white separates.
Using Separates to Create a Simple All White Outfit
- If you want the outfit to look like one piece, then you have to make sure the whites are the same color or really similar. Otherwise, feel free to mix and match! Many different variations of white (cream, ivory, stark white) can blend well with each other.
- Make sure one half of your outfit is more fitted than the other. If you have a billowy skirt, pair it with a top that is at least slightly more fitted than the bottom. If you have a loose or top with a lot of ruffles, pair it with a more fitted pencil skirt. Otherwise you may end up looking like a marshmallow.
- I love pairing my white outfits with light neutral tones like grey and beige.
- Accessorize! Accessories break up the white outfit to add more dimension and depth. I have used belts before in my solid color outfits as well.
Shopping Tips: If you are looking for a good place to shop for dressy whites, I love getting skirts and dresses at ASOS. The lace panel midi skirt I’m wearing is only $35 from there. I tend to shop for white tops at almost all of my favorites stores, because they are a staple in my wardrobe and I like different details on each one. I originally bought this one from Target, but since they no longer carry anything similar, I found an almost identical one at H&M recently.
Petite Tip: Make sure you don’t wear a midi skirt that is intended for someone taller or the length will hit you in the wrong place and make your legs appear even shorter. This skirt is actually a regular midi skirt, but because of the lace at the bottom, I actually cut a couple of inches off with scissors since it wasn’t a finished hem to begin with. If you can’t find a midi skirt in a petite size and you don’t want to get it hemmed, opt for a knee length or maxi skirt.
Have a good weekend and happy Saturday!