By Sam Wylie-Harris
Last week the Duchess of Cambridge demonstrated why white is a summer staple.
Wearing a perfectly tailored suit – which looks to be the same Alexander McQueen outfit she wore in Jamaica in March – Kate was a vision in all-white on June 22, at the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in London.
Whether you want to look sleek in a tailored blazer, breathe easy in broderie anglaise or work light denim, there are plenty of ways to wear white in the warm weather.
They bring a carefree, laid-back vibe to summertime dressing – and here’s how to work white outfits into your wardrobe…
Short lacy sundresses
A short sundress always looks effortlessly cool – and this season, it’s all about crochet trims, lace trims and eyelet details. You can wear yours over swimwear to the beach, and it’ll take you straight to the bar at night.
Boho midis and maxis
Broderie dresses in light cotton love a summer heatwave, and wearing yours in a midi or maxi style will really channel that boho vibe.
Pair with summery footwear – such as a block heel for a Seventies look, or a flat sole for casual days.
Tailored white blazers
As Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge well knows, summer suiting is having a moment – and there’s something so classic about a white tailored jacket.
A hero purchase, wear with faded denim trousers, cute cut-off shorts, or matching trousers.
Whether it’s skinny, boyfriend or raw hem, white denim jeans always look fresh.
It’s particularly on-trend to play around with proportions, such as wearing high-rise jeans with a cropped shirt and voluminous sleeves, or a straight-leg style with a slim-fit T-shirt.
With Wimbledon in action, tennis-inspired outfits are all the rage.
Think a trendy tennis skirt with plenty of pleats, teamed with a polo shirt or zip-through jacket – or maybe a sleeveless tunic dress which looks effortlessly cool, both on and off the court.