As we move into summer, we want to ensure our summer wardrobe is organised. When planning summer outfits, think about style and colour and look for lightweight fabrics and light or bright colours. What could be more summery than wearing white? Many people shy away from white, fearing that it might be unflattering or too daring to wear head to toe. Follow our tips on how to look great and keep cool in white this summer.

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Skin Tone

Many people with very fair skin tones worry that white will make them look too pale and washed out. In fact, white can look stunning on those with pale skin tones. If you opt for shimmery or iridescent fabrics, they will reflect light on to the skin, enhancing your complexion.


They might be impractical but in summer white shoes look fantastic and can really make an outfit. Sandals are the perfect summer shoe, and white mules or white strappy sandals look beautiful teamed with a summer dress. If you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt or shirt, a pair of bright white trainers can really lift the outfit.

Maxi Dresses

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According to the BBC, we should brace ourselves for another heat wave. Midi or maxi dresses are a great choice for keeping cool while keeping covered up from the sun. Check out fabrics such as linen, broderie anglaise and chiffon in white. There is a range of dresses to choose from at, for example, and you will look stylish and striking.


There are lots of styles of trousers to choose from this season. Cigarette pants with a structured fitted style look chic and sophisticated in white. Depending on the fabric and the cut, wide-leg trousers can either look smart or can look floaty and have a relaxed look. Team the white trousers with a coloured or patterned top and have a stunning outfit that looks always looks stylish.

Keeping Clothes White

Once you have chosen some beautiful white clothes, you need to ensure they stay looking bright and brilliant white. White is not the most forgiving colour where stains are concerned. For oil and grease, try using washing-up liquid to help to dissolve the stain. Dry clothes the old-fashioned way, and hang whites out on the line so the sun can keep them looking bright.