Whiter Shade of Pale
Neutrals may be your go-to fashion grab, but it’s doubtful you’re reaching for anything white on a daily basis. The reigning scream queen of non-colors, white evokes flashes of unwanted spills, post-Labor Day jeers, and VPLs. If you can get past all that, you’ll see that white is surprisingly versatile. Crisp and cool, a monochromatic white outfit can be styled to suit your mood: sleek, sporty, boho, or full-on avant-garde.
As with any solo color palette, it’s best to mix various textures and silhouettes to avoid looking like you’re donning a uniform.
Eyelet is a timeless choice for fabric, and you can’t go wrong with a good pleat or pin tuck detail. The most important tip to keep in mind is balance. (If you’re loving a white pencil skirt, choose a more voluminous top to pair it with, or conversely, a baggy pant with a more structured top.)
All things considered, there’s nothing quite as bold as a jolt of stark white against a sea of color. Just make sure to keep those whites bright – and your baking soda handy.
Jumpsuit and statement earrings, both available at Monkee’s of Wilmington; polka dot duster, (stylist’s own)
Knit tank, silk bomber jacket, pants, and pearl earrings, all available at Oliver Clothing
LOCATION: Casa Blanca Coffee Roasters, 7409 Market Street
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