Roll over LBD as a new contender steps up, the LWD. Yes, black is out for the spring and summer seasons and white is the new go-to colour for designer dresses. With the warmer weather coming and winter fading fast white can provide all the key pieces you usually opt for in black, and was all over the SS/12 catwalks in the shows of designers – notably Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen
By swapping a LBD for a white alternative your evening wardrobe will be instantly revitalised and as with a classic black dress it can be worn with any other color giving you plenty of outfit choices, whether you are having afternoon classes, a romantic meal or an important business meeting. White also has the simple elegance that we associate with black dresses and when worn in a classic wrap, fitted or shift style it will scream sophistication.
Black trousers are a staple in office and eveningwear wardrobes everywhere, but these can easily be swapped for white to instantly inject this key spring trend into your existing wardrobe. White trousers teamed with a bright fuchsia blouse will look smart yet chic for the office while white jeans paired with stacked wedges and a metallic blazer will look perfect for long summer evenings. When the days get warmer try a white fitted skirt to take you from work to play.
The ever stylish and classic white shirt is an easy way of incorporating this trend into your wardrobe if a full dress or trousers aren't your cup of tea. Well, this season shirts and over-sized so team with tailored chinos, a pencil skirt or skinny jeans to give some structure to the outfit. Bold gold jewelry will make a statement against the white of the shirt.
Now you need to add color to any white outfit, try by mixing it with a handbag or a pair of heels in mint green, lemon or ice blue to also tie in the pastel trend and add a pop of colour. This style does not have to be about head to toe white, but by incorporating key pieces into your wardrobe perfect spring styling will be effortless.
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