Ways to Wear White This Summer

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Embrace white this season – a classic hue that evokes a luxurious, classic and understated style.

Shades of white work beautifully to lift any look and instantly make you feel ready for warmer weather and longer, sun-filled days.  How you wear your whites will depend on which dominant colour category you fall into.


Whites Light and Deep
Light and Deep

If you fall into the LIGHT colour category, like Cate Blanchett (above left) then you can wear white on it’s own this summer as it perfectlyu complements your light, delicate look.   A Soft White or Ivory will work best for you.  Accessorise with Stone or Taupe as Cate has done. 

For those who fall into the DEEP colour category, you need to add darker shades to your white outfit to ensure it harmonises with your dark hair, eyes and lashes/brows.  Try pairing it with black for a classic monochrome look or opt for Forest Green, Royal Purple or True Blue to inject some contrast.

White warm and cools
Warm and Cool

If you have red toned hair (any shade from strawberry blonde to auburn), green or blues eyes and warm toned brows then you fall into the WARM dominant colour category.  Your colours need to have a yellow or warm tone to them, so avoid whites that are too start or ‘cool’ in their appearance. Instead opt for Cream or Soft Whit.  Pair with a Light Navy denim jacket and gold jewellery to achieve a stunning summer look. 

COOL dominants will have ash toned hair (be it dark brown, blonde, white or grey) and fabulous blue, green or clear brown eyes.  Soft White and Rose Beige will look great on you and you can combine these with many other shades from your palette. Try Soft White with Icy Green or Sky Blue for a refreshing combination or go bold and pair Rose Beige with Cassis or Hot Pink to make a statement!

whites clear and soft
Clear and Soft

Those who fall into the CLEAR dominant colour category will need to add some bright pops of colour to their white outfits to reflect the contrast in their natural colouring.   Have fun with colourful accessories like necklaces, earrings, belts and bags to give your white outfit the wow factor!  Stripes are a key look this summer and perfect for injecting some colour.  Team white jeans with a Breton top or soft knitwear.

For the SOFT colour category you look best in colours of medium depth so you will need to add some complementary tones to your white pieces to balance them, Sage, Grey-Green and Khaki all look great worn with white for a casual summer look.  


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