There’s something about a white ensemble that looks effortlessly chic for summer. Here are 12 fabulous white outfits to give you some inspiration, whether you’re looking to style white pants or a white dress.


What could be more summery than a white dress teamed with orange and worn with gladiator sandals? While orange can be a tricky color to wear, opting for an orange accessory is a great way to wear it. There are more tips in this how to wear orange article.

How to style a white dress |


The off-the-shoulder trend has been big for the past few summers and is showing no signs of going anywhere this summer. A stylish Bardot-style dress is paired with a pink bag, silver flip flops and over-sized sunglasses.

White dresses for summer |


Such a classy way to wear a white blazer or cape, here it is teamed with skinny denim, cats eye sunglasses and statement jewelry.

How to wear a white blazer |


Who says white is just for vacations? Here a workwear look is worn with white heels and a red tote bag. But, this dress would be equally at home with sandals for a casual look.

Striped dresses for summer |


Another look which shows that white and orange goes beautifully together, a floral shirt is worn underneath a white pant suit.

White suits for women over 40 |


While biker jackets may traditionally be worn in darker hues, this white moto jacket looks stunning in white. The look here is monochrome with the jacket worn over a black maxi skirt and teamed with tassel earrings and square sunglasses.

Wearing a white biker jacket |


This look shows that you don’t need a pop of color in every outfit to make it interesting. Here, the texture lifts this outfit through the use of embroidery and tassels, and the print on the pants adds another stylish element.

white tops for summer |


Broderie Anglaise is another look which provides an instant summer vibe. Here, this hero-piece top is teamed with jeggings and nude sandals.

White smock tops |


Layering a dress over pants is a 90s look which is bang on trend again. A shirt dress is worn over white jeans and finished with red loafers. There are more ideas here on how to wear tunics or short dresses over pants.

Wearing a dress over pants |


Simple, yet supremely elegant, a red cardigan is worn over a white midi dress. Oval sunglasses add glamour, while embellished mules add interest. There are more ideas here on how to wear red with white.

Pairing red with white |


The beautiful embroidery on this blouse is picked up with the tassel detailing on the cropped pants, while the straw bag and lace-up sandals perfectly finish this look.

Embroidered tops for summer |


Here, a white shirt is given added interest with polka dots, while pops of bright primary color are provided by the blue pants, red booties and yellow tassel earrings.

How to wear polka tops |

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There are more ideas here in this ultimate inspiration guide to wearing white.

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