While we don’t follow the old fashioned rule of no white before Memorial Day, we definitely suggest wearing white more often, as the temperatures climb. There’s something about a pure crisp white that makes you look fresh and full of energy. It’s easy to throw on a pair of white shorts or a cute sundress on the weekends, but have you wondered how to wear more white at the office? Well, as always, we’re here to help!
The Blazer: There’s nothing like a great white blazer to update your summer wardrobe. You can go with a fitted blazer that nips in at the waist, or go for a more relaxed boyfriend fit. Layer these over sleeveless dresses and blouses for an instantly put together and office appropriate look.
The Trouser: Give your black work pants a break for a few months and choose some white trousers instead. If you work in a casual office, a pair of white denim is a smart investment. We’re also loving a great pair of wide leg linen blend pants. Linen is such a great fabric for the hot weather, the only problem is wrinkling. That's why we recommend a blend that’s more wrinkle resistant. We love these pants paired with a bright top, printed blouse or more casually, a graphic tee.
The Shirt Dress: A white dress can easily come off as too ‘vacationy’, (I’m not sure that’s a word, but you know what we mean!). If you’re worried about this, a great option is a belted shirt dress. It’s a classic silhouette and there’s really nothing more professional than a traditional button down. Avoid anything too flowy, and chose a more structured style.
The White Button Down: Speaking of a traditional button down….keep wearing yours all summer long. If you work in a more casual or creative environment, roll up the sleeve (or choose a short sleeve style) and tie a front knot (just make sure you’re not showing any skin).
The Pencil Skirt: A tailored pencil skirt in white is a brilliant choice. Pair it with a matching blazer for the perfect summer suit.
The Pump: We love a white pump. If you’re wearing a white trouser or denim, pairing it with a white pump will elongate your leg line, and who doesn’t want that?
Wearing white can be tricky, especially at the office. Before you head out the door, do a full body check to:
Make sure your whites are impeccable. No stains, no yellowing or dinginess. Throw a Tide Stick in your bag for unexpected accidents and use The Whites Detergent from our friends at The Laundress to keep your whites looking pristine!
Ensure nothing is see-through! Stand in sunlight to make sure you won’t be giving your co-workers a show!
Shop our favorite whites here!