As temperatures heat up, my own fashion color palette is cooling down. All-white ensembles, though shockingly paler than the punches of color we've been seeing everywhere, are both impeccably chic and fool-proof in its minimalism. And though I'm a rule breaker when it comes to white before Memorial Day/after Labor Day, blanche pieces are early summer perfection.
Pure white pieces look polished in silky fabrics as seen on the Chanel, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein, the master of minimalism, runways. Another fresh take on the look are off-white pieces in ivory, eggshell, and cream, colors (or lack there of) for which can strike maximum appeal by adding ivory jewelry with a stack of gold bangles to add a gypset, exotic edge to an otherwise minimalist look. My inspiration for an all-white color palette is drawn from some of my favorite style icons, with the likes of Bianca Jagger, Lauren Hutton, and Brigitte Bardot (below).
Wardrobe essentials include a classic white blouse, wide leg trousers, linen shorts and, though I've sworn off skinnies for the moment, a slim pair of white denim pants. I believe all women should own a fabulous white bikini as well as a quality pair of crisp white espadrilles (I'm still fawning over a recent purchase of a Ralph Lauren Collection pair).
An old editorial of one of my favorite models, Hana Soukupova
I adore this photo of Park Ave/Palm Beach Princess C.Z. Guest, who perfects an all white look with her golden tan and platinum chignon... making me dream of a late-June Boca vacation...
"The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and have a good time." C.Z. Guest