White. It’s a palette-cleansing, back-to-basics aesthetic that signifies perfectly the arrival of the new season.
Opt for a streamlined or sporty silhouette, as seen at Michael Kors and DKNY, for work, while lace detailing and feminine shapes work beautifully for holiday wear. Kate Bosworth (above) gives a traditional white sun dress a modern twist with cold-shoulder detailing.
Details such as belts, buttons, asymmetric cuts and clever draping add interest to head-to-toe white and prevent it from looking bland and indistinct. Layering tones of cream and vanilla will also help to add definition to your outfit, as will a mix of textures. Try velvety silks with earthy linens.
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Fashion Editor’s tip: Style it with minimalist accessories to emphasise the clean silhouette and unfussy aesthetic. Cos is full of great separates with clean lines and strong detailing.
This article appeared in the June issue of IMAGE Magazine, on shelves now.