Street Style Trend: Summer Whites

Latest trends, Reviews

I love that I live in a country that’s pretty much has summer weather year-round. For those fashionistas in the Western Hemisphere, summer will officially be in full swing in a couple of weeks. I’d like to take a cue from these street style stars and follow their lead on this trend–summer whites.

White is such a classic and clean color. I love its purity. I love its timelessness and elegance. All white was considered poor sartorial form for just a couple of years ago but now, white is an all year long style staple. Yes, even whites in the fall/winter fashion season! But nothing beats the effortless effervescence of all white in the summer. Peep my picks and styling tips below, and rock your best white #OOTD this season.
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Wrap dress + jumpsuit = TOTAL CHICNESS. I love how this one-piece integrates a classic flattering wrap dress silhouette on top. Add a sleek hairdo and you’re set.

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A breezy white tee and mini combo looks summer festival ready with buckled strappy sandals and a playful ikat textile satchel. Increase the coolness factor of this look with layered jewelry.

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A linen wrap dress with a slit feels like the perfect intersection of classic and current. The leather mules and black oversized sunnies make this look feel so Olsen twins inspired. I really love the Olsen Twins‘ style!

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Modern boho chic is in. A voluminous white maxi skirt, tassel necklace, and printed cropped top is the recipe for bohemian hippie style.

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Can I really make a street style trend roundup without Olivia Palermo? No. Here she is in all her stylish glory, wearing an elegant all white summer look. Love the Audrey Hepburn inspired neckline worn with edgy snakeskin lace up heels. fc4d9a2fdf5525645440e9ce341aa4af

The 70s are so in right now! Give your all-white look a little bit of 70s flair with a pair of earthy brown platforms. Want more 70s fashion inspo? Check out this link.

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I love ripped denim, it just gives an edgy and rock n’ roll vibe to any ensemble. Contrast your ripped white denim with a crisp white shirt and finish it off with a menswear inspired flourishes like a Panama hat and patent brogues.

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Chiara Ferragni is the top blogger for a reason, her style is simply amazing! I am in awe of how dynamic she makes all white look, especially for the transitional season. Lace up shorts plus snakeskin sneaks? Oh yes!

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Mechanic jumpsuits are another top trend for the season. It certainly is a departure from the more billowy, hippie chic kind. Pair with a messy top knot and your fave sandals for a great off-duty look.

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Eyelet details looks so amazing in white, it just resonates with how feminine and fresh white feels when worn in the summer. Take note of the shoulder cut-out details and the super trendy flat mule.

Images from Pinterest and WhoWhatWear


So which look did you love? Which one will you be copping for your summer outfit? I, for one, am excited to style my white denim! See it on my Instagram @stylewithkate.

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Sporty Looks for Summer

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Alexander Wang was definitely one of the pioneers and trailblazers for the resurgence of the athletic trend that is sweeping the fashion industry at the moment. Gray sweats, sneakers, and mesh tops are moving out of the confines of the gym, and are now firmly planted in the style spotlight. Sports luxe have been spotted on the backs of the most stylish set, like Miroslava Duma, Olivia Palermo, and Chiara Ferragni to name a few, this fashion trend show no sign of slowing down.

Sprint-Trend-SportyYou can count on more sportswear detailing and materials propping up even in the most classic of silhouettes. From Gucci to Marni, DKNY to Marc Jacobs, locker room wear is a trend that’s here for the long haul. Incorporate this sought-after look into your wardrobe, and get inspired with my top 10 picks for the best sporty summer looks:

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Wearing your sneakers with a relaxed tee and tote in a matching color is an advanced style move that makes your casual attire look a little bit more polished and pulled together.

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Trousers with a single vertical white stripe is an understated nod to jogging pants. Take it to another level by using it to diminish the dressiness of the sequin top and studded heels.

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Mesh details are hot, hot, hot this season. Turn up the volume on this sporty material when you wear it with distressed jeans and menswear inspired loafers.

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The drawstring and pocket detail of these shorts allude to its gym attire origins, but the ankle strap sandal and oversized camel coat make it look updated and super chic.

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Change up your crop top, and go for a sports bra instead. Wear with a high-waist pleated skirt, and give a fresh and twist on the athletic trend.

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You won’t look a like a dad when you wear sneakers with jeans and a blazer. Just bear in mind that your separates should be tailored and not baggy.

main.original.585x0 (4)A striped sleeved T-shirt gives a subtle nod to sportswear. Topping it off with a crystal statement necklace and lucite heels makes it unique and personal.

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Never downplay the value and impact headwear can add to your ensemble. Just by simply wearing a baseball cap, you can dip your toe into the athletic wear trend. Opt for baseball caps done in a more luxe material, like this leather cap, and avoid sports insignia at all costs.

new-york-21-682x1024You need not be limited to blazers and boxy jackets when choosing a piece to complement your favorite graphic print pencil skirt. A varsity jacket is the way to go, when you want to add a bit of sporty glam to your street style.
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Gray sweatpants must always be paired with something more formal or a more rigid or tailored shape to it. By using a leather vest to layer the look, you don’t look like you’re lounging at home or sweating it out on the treadmill.

Why not try this trend out for size? You might be surprised at how many chic points you’ll score!

Images from: WhoWhatWear, Fashion Magazine, Valley Magazine, Lauren Messiah, GlamAsia, Pinterest, Refinery29

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Power Dressing 101

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Dressing for the office can be tricky. For the modern chic woman, brown, black, and navy pantsuits simply won’t do. There are certain professional guidelines that need to be followed of course, but that doesn’t mean that work wear should be boring. There are so many ways to inject a dose of fashion fun into your everyday office attire.

Different offices have different dress codes, but here are some general style guidelines and styling tips to spice up your work wear:

1. Embrace Color and Prints

No need to confine your office style to neutrals and plain colors. Add some punchy colors and prints into the mix, but always make sure to pick colors and patterns that are a bit subdued and not too loud. Stripes and polka dots are your best bet when it comes to prints, and when it comes to colors choose hues that are more jewel toned than neon. Anchoring your outfit in a basic color like black, white, navy, or brown will keep you looking professional.

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2. Extra! Extra!

Accessories are a great way to ease into adding more color and prints into your work wardrobe. A shot of color from your jewelry, scarf, belt, purse or heels can liven up an all-black office attire.

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3. The New Pantsuit

Say goodbye to the oversized shoulders and rigidly structured pantsuits from the yesteryears, and welcome the new and improved pantsuits of 2014. Done in luxurious fabrics and with more relaxed tailoring, these pantsuits definitely take your office pantsuit into contemporary fashion.

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4. Shirt dress Redux

Shirt dresses have immense potential to be the workhorse of your work wear closet. Prim, proper, and ladylike, shirt dresses feels breezy yet put together. Always add a belt and pearls to emphasize the polish of your ensemble.

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5. Modern Black and White

Stuck in your white button-down and black trousers uniform? Get out of that fashion rut by falling into crisp silhouettes with more stark and graphic black-and-white designs. Black and white has already been tried-and-tested for the office, but these geometric motifs will make you look more current and on trend.

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Adding little personal style flourishes here and there may even increase your productivity and spark your creativity! Never underestimate the power of fashion to influence your mood and your personality.Fashion is all about creative self-expression and the four walls of your office shouldn’t stop you from doing that.

I hope this post inspired you to get more playful with your office looks. Have a great weekend ladies!

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