My love affair with white continues – how to wear white in a casual chic way

by Sylvia

White pants and white jacket combined with turquoise blue |

Summer is well and truly here for many of you in the northern hemisphere and nothing screams summer more than white clothes. I love the fresh and clean look of white. I have already shown you my white dress, white knee high pants with short jacket and cream white ensemble of midi skirt and sheer blouse

But here are yet more white looks that have all gone with me on my trip to The Netherlands. They are 2 relaxed casual looks and this time white is combined with 2 different colors coral and teal.

I briefly showed you this versatile top from Covered Perfectly which looks good both worn as a top as well as layered underneath the Stella Carakasi jacket. To add some extra interest I have combined it with a very subtly designed necklace and even earrings from Moorigin, another new jewelry label I discovered recently.

This jewelry is ultralight and made of stainless steel.

At the top I’m pairing the top with my short white and light jacket. I love how the teal color looks with the bright red of the bag and shoes!

Teal and white outfit |

The asymmetrical tunic dress is from Stella Carakasi and fits perfectly with my sunglasses. Since it has long sleeves, I reckon this will be perfect for the cooler days in The Netherlands and looks great combined with leggings or skinnies. I wore it on my journey to The Netherlands as well (see this instagram).

Stella Carakasi asymmetrical tunic | layering with coral and white |

Here is another way the wear the white Stella Carakasi jacket. When you button up the whole jacket you can roll over the collar.

coral and white outfit | white pants and jacket|

Teal top: Covered Perfectly c/o
White Pants: In Good Company
Coral tunic: Stella Carakasi c/o (on sale!)
White jacket: Stella Carakasi c/o
Top necklace and earrings: Moorigin (bought at UrbanDefine shop at Orchard Gateway in Singapore)
Bottom necklace: Frans van Berkel
Red wedges: ToBe Footwear (old)
White sandals: Zara (old)

Do you like these looks? Which is your favorite? Have you been wearing your white clothes lately?


P.S. Also check out this fun video I created with FlipTV Asia where I share tips on how to dress after 40!

Greetje Kamminga

You are right, the red details of bag and shoes are perfect with the white and teal.
I say: white is the black of summer haha.
Great examples (nice jewellery as well) of casual, yet stylish holiday clothes.


I saw the video… and I agree with Melanie, there is a future for you on TV. You did great!! Hollywood, here she comes.


I love the teal top with the crop trousers and cap-toed flats. It’s a very sleek look and really shows of your slim figure. Very Audrey Hepburn. 🙂

Ana from Mrs. American Made

Great summer looks!


I agree with Greetje, white is the black of summer! Probably all year round for your climate anyway.
This style looks great on you, Sylvia!

Annette | Lady of Style

Anja van der Vorst

I like the white trousers with the red heels. The rest of the items and styling/silhouettes not so much, I’m afraid.

Monisha Kapur

I love wearing white, especially in the summer!! The asymmetrical tunic is great and I love how you paired it with the white pants.
Congrats on your move to the Netherlands. I spent some my childhood living there (Den Haag). It’s a beautiful place!!!


Thanks Monisha. Not actually moving here though. Just for the summer 🙂

The Style Crone

You are one of the reasons that I’ve been wearing more white, and loving it. I love the coral tunic as well. Just tried to buy it, but sold out. Oh well. I will just appreciate it on you!


I just watched you in the TV clip. You are a natural. You look relaxed, your advice is right on, and you are an incredible model. Have you ever thought of trying to get a gig like this on a regular basis? I’ve seen different women on TV giving advice on how to dress over 40 and they come across as condescending or ultra-conservative. Great clip.


Thanks Melanie. Lovely of you to say. I actually really enjoyed doing it but the chances of getting a ‘gig’ like this in Singapore is pretty much 0!

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