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FLANNELS Five: Ways To Wear White

FLANNELS Five: Ways To Wear White

This summer’s colour palette is white hot. Who knew there were so many shades of white? Whether bright, off-white or even cream, the colour without a hue actually has many – at least in Valentino’s book. It may be one of the most impractical of colours, but since when has fashion been about practicality? Fresh, sophisticated and versatile, here are five ways to wear the shade (if you can call it that) of the season.


White sneakers: established wardrobe classics despite the impracticality of the shade. But who really cares when they’ve got a Gucci web stripe and diamante bows on the tongue? Wear with frayed denim and a statement Tee or midi skirt.


Bow down to Fendi. With white taking centre stage this summer, Fendi’s bow-ed blouse has stolen the limelight and our hearts. Chic, sophisticated but still easy-to-wear, the (fashion) crowd is going wild for ruffles, bows and prettiness all in monochromatic colourways this season. Wear with a bias-cut or jean skirt.


There can be few things prettier than white embroidered cotton. Zimmermann’s picture-perfect, prairie-style dress conjures up images of broderie anglaise and summer evenings in the south of France. Sweet and traditional without being saccharine. Wear with a statement bag and wedges.


A white Tee may not be revolutionary. In fact, it’s about as essential as wardrobe staples get. That being said, no rundown of ways to wear white would be complete without its inclusion. Saint Laurent’s luxe cut and directional logo make this shirt anything but basic – the next step in the evolution of the humble white Tee.


Valentino has it all in hand with the ivory-coloured mini Rockstud. An everyday classic, this bag that captures a mood that is equal parts elegance, equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, so you can be both at once. Wear with black leather and rock-chic inspired pieces.

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