Last Updated on 16th June 2011
This season caused a whitewash on the catwalk, as the fashion gentry sent out milky washes and chalk whites to juxtapose perfectly against spring’s bolder counterparts.
Thakoon, Stella McCartney and Calvin Klein all hummed a harmoniously stripped-down, minimal tune as they played with crisp tailoring and languid shapes in clinical, crisp white – and it’s our favourite seasonal shade.
We particularly love how the colour has toughened up from cutesy to utilitarian this summer, with clean lines and metallic makeup providing a futuristic pop.
Needing little in the way of accessories and adornment – a metallic heel and a slim nude belt make the perfect partners to a trouser suit – layering white in different textures works beautifully by adding a subtle hint of definition to a dramatically dreamy look.
And for those preferring a more daring white venture? Step out with a bold lip, neon accents and statement sunglasses to add a harder edge to a heavenly look.
If you’re lacking a little light inspiration, take your pick from our edit of our halo-worthy white pieces below, clinically proven to be on-trend and practical…