White Heat

June 3, 2010 • Magazine

White Heat

White Heat

Sat, 2000-06-03 06:00

Jacqueline Zenn

Now that Memorial Day has officially passed, it is time to break out your summer whites (and to those who shun this convention, carry on). It is time for white pants, seersucker, white shoes, espadrilles, sundresses and all those other summertime favorites that only look right after the temperatures climb.

Beating the heat is easy in a crisp white cotton sundress like this ruffled Rebecca Taylor frock. Keep your white dress from looking too bridal by mixing it with edgy or bold accessories, like a belt covered in pyramid studs or shocking pink suede sandals.

One footwear choice you should avoid with a white dress? White shoes. Try combining them with darker pieces in instead, so the light color pops. These Vince Camuto espadrilles are delicate but sturdy enough to anchor an ensemble.

While they might seem a little difficult to pull off, white jeans are a refreshing choice, especially paired with tropical brights. The key to finding your perfect pair is to look for thick denim that doesn’t have a chance of being see-through but still has some stretch, and to consider sizing up for a more flattering fit. The Citizens of Humanity Amber boot cut jeans are an ideal option, with this simple silhouette and classic five pocket detail.

Of course, white linen pants are a true summer classic, and these Jil Sander pants are the perfect blend of breezy and tailored. As an added bonus, they are designed so that they can be rolled up and worn as shorts, making them an ideal vacation packing option.

One of the many fabulous things about the warm weather is pulling out all the pieces that you’ve packed away all winter as well as picking up some new favorites, so why not pick up a new sundress or pair of sandals this week? It is time to celebrate summer!

1. Rebecca Taylor ‘Summer’ Combo Dress $350
2. Vince Camuto Empire Sandals $118
3. Citizens of Humanity Amber Boot Cut Jeans $150
4. Jil Sander Wide-leg Linen Pants Now $626.50

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