Now that summer is finally on the horizon, it’s time to start adding white to your work wardrobe – if you haven’t already. And we’re not just talking about the go-to, tried and true white blouse; we’re talking about pants, dresses, and everything in between. Remember, white goes with just about anything and everything in your closet — just think of it as your new summer neutral. If you’re wondering how to style white for work, look no further, we’ve put together our favourite ways to style white for work this season!
By mixing layers, your outfit will instantly give off a more playful and carefree vibe. Walk into your next meeting with a flowing white-layered blouse (as pictured above) and you’ll be getting everyone’s attention for all the right reasons.
The White Blouse
There’s nothing better than a simple white blouse. And come on, they can be worn dressed up or down. To truly turn some heads, pair your white blouse with cropped flared pants, and a pair of heeled mules. Trust us — you’ll look sophisticated and ready for après work cocktails.
Trousers are definitely an office-approved wardrobe staple, especially in the summer if you can find a pair in white. We love the monotone look lately, so we recommend styling a pair of white wide-leg trousers with a structured blouse, and a pair of white pumps. If you’re looking
for a way to make your monotone look more exciting, we recommend rocking a bold lip to add a splash of colour.
The White Out
The key to wearing white separates is that you want your pieces to go together, but not match exactly. Pair pieces in fabrics that have the level of formality and play with texture. We love how this frilled poplin top is styled with a pair of flared crops, as they give off the same vibe.
The Pleated Skirt
If you want something a bit more lightweight, mix your usual white or cream work blouse and style with a pleated skirt, pumps and a structured carryall bag. This look is not only perfect for a hot summer’s day, but it definitely gives off some #girlboss vibes.
The Cool Girl Uniform
If your work is a bit more casual and you’re allowed to wear sneakers, we recommend trying out this fashionista approved look. Style a slouchy t-shirt with a pleated white midi skirt, your favourite sneakers and a chic leather coat.
The White Dress
Whether you prefer sporting a maxi, a mid-length, or a halter-style dress, a white dress is a must-have for summer. The key is to make sure to keep your shoulders and knees covered with either a cardigan or long short sleeves and to keep accessories neutral and office-friendly.
Your initial thought was probably similar to ours, “white will get dirty and ruined!” Well maybe, but if you carry emergency stain remover or Tide-to-Go, most stains can be removed quite easily and you can wear white all summer long!
Inspirational Image courtesy of Pinterest
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3. Darted Trousers, $69.90, available at ZARA
4. Frilled Poplin T-Shirt, $35.90, available at ZARA
5. Girl on the Street: NYFW Day 7, courtesy of Pinterest
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