7 July 2020

6 white essentials that always work!

Fashion blogger wearing white essentials in summer
Club Monaco dress | Vince mules | sunglasses



6 white essentials that always work!

Nothing feels more like summer than a clean palette of all white essentials. Whether it’s a simple white cardigan or a head-to-toe white outfit, you can’t go wrong with this classic summer color. And, since most of us are staying pretty close to home for the time being, it’s probably safe to say we don’t need too many things! Therefore, we want to make sure the pieces we do purchase have longevity and can be worn multiple ways.

Today, I’m talking about 6 white essentials you’ll live in all summer … and beyond. You likely already own these key pieces, but if not, here’s a recap along with some new favorite finds to consider. Keep reading to find out what the 6 essentials are!

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#1 White cardigan

Left photo: J.Crew cardigan | Mother denim | Mansur Gavriel bag | Schutz sandals

I wandered into the newly re-opened J.Crew store the other day and immediately picked up this expensive looking cotton crepe cardigan. It was only $45! It looks way more costly than it is, and I’ve already worn it two days in a row. I really love it thrown over the shoulders of, well, just about anything! As a matter of fact, it’s probably the way you’ll end up wearing it the most. Don’t wait on this one, because it won’t last!



#2 White dress


Left: Theory dress (on sale) | Marc Fisher sandals | Right photo: Michael Stars dress | Schutz sandals | Gucci sunglasses | YSL bag

White dresses are perfect for summer, and if you’re careful (don’t spill!), you’ll be able to wear them again many summers to come. Try them with sneakers or flip flops, or add a heel and you’re ready for any summer gathering. I love this Theory one and it’s on sale! (Also available here). If you need another white dress, give this one strong consideration, and this one too!




#3 White blouse

Michael Stars white blouse | Paige jeans | Valentino Flip Flops | Mansur Gavriel bag

Currently the fashion girls can be seen all over Instagram wearing pretty, feminine white blouses. Some have puff sleeves, some have football sleeves (yes … it’s a thing!), and some have ruffles or gathered sleeves. This is the style update for summer! This one is really pretty, and check out this one and this one too. It looks perfect with faded denim jeans or denim shorts.



#4 White shirt

Frank & Eileen shirt | Madewell jeans | Sam Edelman mules | Peepers readers

This simple white shirt has been the quarantine hero in my closet during stay at home orders. It’s comfy and stylish, and can be worn under a looser cardigan or with a cardigan (like the one above) thrown over your shoulder. I also like Grayson shirts (sister company to Frank & Eileen) — look at this one, and this one too!



#5 White tank

J.Crew cardigan | Paige denim | Michael Stars tank | Gucci sunnies | Givenchy bag | Black mules

Another fashion girl “it” item this summer, this staple is SO good it almost deserves its own post! I was thinking I’d have to skip the trend because most of the ones I found were too thin, and since I don’t have a six pack (hah), that was an immediate no-go! 😉 So when Michael Stars reached out and asked if I’d like to try a few things from their summer line, I immediately said yes. I was excited when I saw this tank was included; it met my standards of being not too see-through, and a little forgiving, and I absolutely love it and know you will too. I’ve also read good reviews on this one by AGOLDE.



#6 White jeans

Paige tee (back in stock) | Levi’s 724 denim | Marc Fisher sandals | Hat | Sunnies

White denim is one of those pieces in our wardrobes that needs to be reviewed every season — unless you’re super careful (unlike myself) and can end the season with no stains!! I really love the Mother jean in white, Levi’s 724 and the AGOLDE Nico, and you can never go wrong with Frame or AG. Just make sure you purchase sooner rather than later so you get the maximum wearing time! I recently covered more about white denim in this post. 

Thank you for reading! xo