I need to replace a few key white items in my wardrobe.
White clothing, shoes, and accessories are a year-round staple and make up a good portion of my closet. That being said, with so much wear, they can quickly appear tired and need a seasonal refresh. With summer right around the corner, knowing white outfits will be in heavy rotation, I’m stocking up now on their replacements in silhouettes both familiar and new.
I need a variety of t-shirts and tanks for easy layering. My current t-shirt style/cut of choice is ATM’s boxy, cropped version. The short length looks good undone, but can still be tucked into a high waisted skirt or pant without a bunch of excess fabric to deal with. The cotton is heavy enough to not appear sheer yet still supremely soft. For tanks, I keep returning to James Perse, Splendid and Michael Stars. Their ribbed cotton is the most flattering and substantial enough to wear on its own.
During my last spring cleaning, I heavily edited the white denim in my closet. I parted ways with any jeans that were not high-waisted, so I need to restock this core essential. I prefer thick cotton with little to no stretch for white denim because it’s more universally flattering. I’m also on the lookout for a pair of white casual pants, linen or cotton, that can go day to night. These from Theory are extremely versatile and have a matching jacket. Perfect.
It’s still cool enough to wear sweaters, but being mid-May, I’m focused on pale, spring hues and of course, white. I picked up this cozy, soft cashmere crew from Jenni Kayne last week. It’s a great weight and shape and comfortably gets me through cool, foggy mornings and chilly evenings. I would have bought this style too, but my size is sold out.
Lastly, my go-to sneakers and flip flops are showing their wear. In their present state, they’ll have a hard time keeping up with any of the new, crisp white purchases. I’ll stick to my favorite flip flops by Tkees (aren’t these pretty with the sliver of gold?) and give these Common Projects, Alexander McQueen and Acne Studios sneakers a try.
Source: photo: Katelijne Verbruggen