Style How-to: Wear White on White

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This summer, the white-on-white trend is hotter than ever. From runway models to street-style bloggers, this stark and modern look is seen everywhere—here in NYC and in fashion hot spots around the globe. But wearing all one color can be daunting for even the most chic lady, especially when we tend to stick to layers of black and dark hues to "minimize" or hide our shapes. What a shame!

Don't be afraid to take a break from dark colors and utilize cool, light hues. Take a peek at how to style this all-over white look in simple and practical ways for everyday use, whether for the office, a casual weekend, or night on the town.

WORKWEAR // 

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When wearing one color, it's important to add dimension and interest with differing textures and fabrics. This rich, ruffled white pencil-skirt is feminine and contrasts with the classic, crisp white cotton button-down for a look that's simple and dramatic. Pop on some ever-so-comfortable black patent flats and you are ready to work.

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Skirt, H&M  / Shirt, Gap (similar) / Flats, Tieks 

BOHEMIAN // 

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This light and airy crochet-patterned shirt could not be any cooler and is by far my favorite way to wear the white trend. Pair the top with a full, white midi-skirt like this denim number from H&M. (H&M can be a perfect spot for trendy pieces that won't break the bank.)

Thrown on soft brown gladiator sandals to provide structure and anchor this breezy Bohemian look, and a pretty geometric cuff adds a refined gold accent to this "whiteout" look.

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Shirt, (similar) / Skirt, H&M (similar) / Clutch, Primecut Bags / Shoes, NOMI (similar) / Cuff, Young Frankk

NIGHT OUT //

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Everyone loves the idea of wearing a vintage dress, right? Put on something like this sassy number for a unique night-on-the-town look. I love this dress because of its attractive, scoop neckline and minimal appliques. Remember to look for the right fit for your shape and keep it simple. The fewer embellishments, the easier it will be to pull off all white!

Toss on a fitted white blazer to bring this white-on-white outfit together in crisp completion. A structured blazer always adds strong lines to your ensemble and balances with sweet, more feminine pieces. Plus, it brings a strong urban element to your outfit.

Finish it off with a pair of dramatic black-heeled sandals for a mod contrast, and you're ready to hit the town!

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Dress, Local Honey (similar) / Tuxedo Jacket, H&M / Shoes, Steve Madden