White isn't only reserved for the tennis court now - nor is it just a summer staple. White pieces can transform any outfit and always look elegant and fresh. Follow these guidelines and you'll be all-white in white every time.
All colors work with white. Black and white are classic, and, according to Juicy Couture designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor, jewel tones look particularly vibrant set against this shade. They suggest pairing white jeans with a jade green top or Capris with brightly colored flats.
Don't be afraid of wearing head-to-toe white says Skaist-Levy and Taylor. "As long as you keep the entire silhouette narrow (think cigarette pants and a slim-cut T-shirt). " Also make sure the shades match - a cream top seems dirty next to pure white pants. And to keep your outfit from looking overly coordinated or like a nurse's uniform, combine textures.
White accessories are a great way to update your wardrobe is you're still scared of donning anything paler than... well, black. White earrings, necklaces, shoes, belts and, of course, handbags, can be teamed with almost any outfit.
The little white dress is fast becoming an evening-wear favourite during the long summer. Dress it up with a bright clutch or jeweled gold sandals.
White pieces need frequent washing
, so plan on buying cotton ones that you can throw in the machine - or make friends with your dry cleaner. White T-shirts and tank tops, in particular, can start to look worn-out after a couple steamy summers; retire them without guilt.