White is one of the biggest trends this season. Even normally dark and edgy Alexander Wang showed a majority of head-to-toe white looks on his runway for Spring 2011. Since I was going with monochromatic staples this month, I wanted to play with texture. So I brought in leather, lace, rubber, earthy elements and a touch of shine.
Here’s the breakdown of the 6 Fashion Staples I’ll be wearing at least 6 different times for the next 30 days:
1. Neutral Beaded Necklace (White House Black Market)
Since I’ll be in two beach locations over the course of June, I wanted to bring some resort accessories into my look. This bauble necklace combines straw, marbelized beads and some metal flowers. It’s perfect worn alone, or layered with other statement pieces.
2. White Lace Blazer (Gracia Fashion)
White lace dresses instantly bring up thoughts of walking down the aisle. That’s why I love this white lace blazer. The material is unarguably feminine. But the structured tailoring provides a nice masculine contrast, perfect for layering over dresses or wearing with jeans.
3. White Eyelet Blouse (White House Black Market)
When temperatures rise, a feather-light blouse is heaven sent. Especially one that features eyelet cutouts to let the shirt breathe. A relaxed fit allows you to tuck the top in, or leave it out over tighter bottoms.
4. White Rubber Watch (MICHELE)
I received this timepiece last year when I participated in the LBD Experiment. The rubber brings a sporty element to any outfit. Plus, white watches are everywhere right now!
5. White Leather Skirt (Forever 21)
I know, leather + summer don’t exactly go together. But this white faux leather skirt was impossible to resist. The slight A-line shape makes it more flattering than a skin-tight mini. And you can’t beat the price: I got it on sale for 18 bucks!
6. White Cage Heels (Report Signature)
White shoes are difficult. In the wrong material they can look bridal. And you also run the risk of feet looking ginormous. The edgy cage style leather lets a touch of skin show through, solving both problems at once.