The Classic White Party
"Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at" - The Great Gatsby
The blistering heat, sun filled days and mouth watering barbeques with mint juleps on the deck are in full swing. The backyards are lush with greenery and bountiful heads of brightly hued flowers bob in the warm breezes. Sometimes, it is refreshing to be draped in all white creating a crisp and cool image against the summery backdrop. The simple and nominal pieces are stylish for an all white affair, cocktails with friends or for a lovely night on the veranda. Ah, summertime is here.
Crisp and Cool
"You can have whatever you want if you dress for it." - Edith Head
I. The One and Only Dress: Choose a white concoction that fits the occasion. Stick with token lines with a bit of movement to have a memorable effect at any soiree. After all, it is warm out and fabric close to the skin might be confining.
Swank Evening to Classy Casual
Trina Turk 'April' Fringe Eyelet Fit and Flare
|INC International Concepts Lace Illusion Flare Dress|
Be Cool in the Jungle - Jurassic World that is!
Add a Belt
|Diane von Furstenberg 'Memphis' Shirtdress|
"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you got that the rest really comes from it" - Diane Vreeland
II. The Breezy Pant: Select cooler tones for pants, shorts and capris. White creamy pants and soft hues of caramel white make for a whirlwind of cool breezes. Step confidently in shades of vanilla ice cream with sometimes a hint of coffee.
|St. John Collection 'Diana' Straight Leg Pants|
|AG 'The Prima' Mid Rise Cigarette Jeans (White)|
Must Have in White
II. The Crisp White Blouse: Effortlessly gorgeous and appropriate for any summer occasion from barbeques, work, day and to evening events. Wear with white jeans, shorts, pants or nothing at all.
|Theory 'Tenia' Cotton Blend Blouse|
Two Sophisticated Looks
Dress it Up
"Simplicity is the keynote of true elegance." - Coco Chanel
III. The White Jacket: Embrace a classic white jacket to be worn with jeans, skirts and pants. The effect is startling effective and unforgettable.
|Lafayette 148 New York 'Sadie' One Button Jacket|
"I don’t want to be this year’s fashion. I want to be forever. The kinds of clothes I design are the kinds of clothes that are timeless. I don’t want to be last year’s look. So in concept of my designing, I’m always very conscious of the timelessness and of not being trendy." - Ralph Lauren
IV. The Essential Tee-Shirt: It is important to have an abundance of high quality tee-shirts in white and black. The simple tee can be worn underneath jackets, with jeans, capris or shorts. Add jewelry or a scarf and defy beauty gravity.
|Stem Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Tee|
Finish with a Wee Bit of Pearly White Fun
IV. A Strand of White: A rope of pearls adds a spot of elegance to any outfit. Finish white on white with a beautiful faux or real jewels in creamy oyster tones.
|Majorica 8mm Round Pearl Endless Rope Necklace|