Dare to Wear White-On-White Before Memorial Day

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Editors Note: Who made those “no white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day” rules? Always reminds us of this hilarious clip featuring Kathleen Turner in “Serial Mom”.

Clean, simple and timelessly chic, white-on-white always looks fresh. And there’s no need to wait until Memorial Day to don your warm weather whites – now is as good a time as any to steal the spotlight in this tonal look. Whether it’s a pristine living room, vintage-chic bathroom or classic sheath dress, white continually feels elegant and modern. Interiors inspire fashion, and vice versa, so check out below for five of-the-moment looks inspired by five spectacular white rooms – and then grab your whites and get ready for summer!

Shine On

room image from House Beautiful, photographed by Francesco Lagnese

Take your style cues from a bathroom of marble and mirrors. A flirty sequined skirt and shiny metallic heels get toughened up with an oversized vest and leather link bracelet. Add a men’s style watch and some silver chandelier earrings and head out for a night on the town.

Naturally Neutral

room image from Elle Décor, photographed by Gordon Beall

The perfect weekend-wandering outfit balances stark white with naturals and warm browns. Give a simple embroidered blouse a boy-meets-girl makeover with white denim shorts, perforated tassel loafers and a gold and wood bracelet.

Go for the Gold

room image from Elle Décor, photographed by Eric Piasecki

A yellow, gold and white living room inspires an easy Sunday brunch look. Gold studded sandals add rocker-shine to a crochet dress and sleek bomber. Grab a stack of rose gold bracelets and some shades, and enjoy brunch al fresco.

Snake Charmer

room image from Elle Décor, photographed by John Ellis

Python-print sandals echo the tile floor of a vintage-chic bathroom. Pair silver and grey accessories with white skinnies and an open-weave sweater, and you’re ready for all your summer errands.

Simply Black and White


room image from Elle Décor, photographed by William Abranowicz

Classic black and white (with brown accents) is always chic, decorating at home or dressing for work. Juxtapose a white sheath dress with black heels, a tortoise cuff, and a color block statement bag. An attention-getting ring ensures that it’s not all business.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Linda says:

    I would love to know who the clothes are from??

  2. Avatar Paul Julch says:

    Thanks for your patience with my reply! They are all actually from an old blog post, so the specific styles are no longer available – but you can see the blogpost here and at least see which store/designer they are all from: http://urbsuburbstyle.com/blog/2013/5/20/the-intersection-white-out?rq=white%20out

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