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Let’s be honest about wearing white. On paper, it sounds great; in practice, it’s not so simple as this fresh, flattering hue can be pretty high maintenance. If you can get through a full day without staining an all-white outfit, all power to you. If not, there are always white accessories.
There’s an undeniably fresh feeling that comes with adding a touch of white to your look, even if your usual style mantra is 'black is the new black'. Pull a white belt around a loose-fitting black dress to add a little structure while incorporating a striking colour pop into your outfit. Other accessories in white can add an unexpected twist to otherwise toned-down looks; try wearing a piece of white costume jewellery, like an oversized necklace, over a loose grey T-shirt to take wardrobe basics to a new level. For dressier days, team a white handbag with a pair of navy chinos, a Breton top and some flat sandals for a fresh take on preppy style, even if you’re not a member of your local yacht club.
If you’re confident enough to pull off white head to toe, adding a white accessory or two to complement your outfit is a wise move. The key to making monochrome getups work lies in playing with texture. So ladies, if you’re indulging your inner 90s film star by wearing a barely-there white silk slip dress, try offsetting this with a textured white clutch bag - styles with a chain handle in a metallic tone will really stand out - or a pair of chunky earrings. For a pristine daytime look in sunny climes, blend sporty sensibilities with off-duty model style by wearing a white jeans-and-vest combo with sleek accessories in white, such as a baseball cap or bucket hat.