3 Effortlessly Cool Ways To Work An All-White Look IRL
Scan through those fashion archives and you’ll realise that while pulling off an all-black-everything outfit is no big feat, the same can’t be said about a head-to-toe white look. Yes, it’s monsoon, and no, it is not a feasible colour story for a seasonal ensemble. But honestly, an all-blanche look is for those select few who are fashion rebels and disapprove playing by the rules. Case in point: Deepika Padukone who rocked this all-white look earlier this week. Damn right, she’s every girl’s style inspiration! But you can also work this non-colour like a pro — with a little help from me, of course! In case you’re looking to take on a washed-out look in style, scroll on for some pointers that will help you with the trend.
1. Keep The Shade Similar From Head-To-Toe
Despite it being white, this hue (like any other) has a number of shades that, when put together, hardly ever work in tandem. For instance, if you team an ivory blouse with an off-white skirt, you’ll see that, more often than not, the end result is clashing. What’s the safe way to work white then? By matching the shade from head to toe. Yes, just ensure that the shades of white in your outfit complement each other. Here I’ve worked an exact shade of white for the top and the pair of culottes, and teamed it up with a pair of stark white sneakers with a hint of rose gold. If you’re one to work a more sleek outfit, this all white pant suit like Sonam Kapoor is something you might want to take a cue from.
Mango Premium Poplin Top (Rs 3,490)
Mango Premium Knotted Poplin Trousers (Rs 6,790)
Vaph Robin Women’s Sneakers (Rs 4,300)
Zara Contrast Mini City Bag (Rs 2,290)
Manifest Design Dune Cuff (Rs 2,700)
Kerkes Triangle Earrings (Rs 349)
Rayban Black Matte Sunglasses (Rs 8,091)
2. Add A Pop Of Colour Via Accessories
The only way to break an all-white look is to work an accessory that not just adds a pop of colour to your ensemble, but also helps amp it up. It’s a sure-shot way to highlight the attire you’ve donned. One fail-proof way to go by this is to team your all-white look with metallics; gold or silver work well with white. Just like how Esha Gupta has worked a pair of silver stilettos with her all-white look. Or like Deepika Padukone, who adds some high-impact drama to her head-to-toe white attire with golden shoulder-duster earrings. You can also add something more fun; I’ve used a red cross-body bag here that readily amps up this entire look.
H&M Off-The-Shoulder Blouse (Rs 2,699)
ASOS Midi Skater Skirt With Poppers (Rs 1,779)
Zara Cross-Body Bag With Detail (Rs 1,690)
Next Single Band Footbeds (Rs 2,190)
Shop Lune Feather And Bar Necklace (Rs 950)
Chic Accessorizer Nacre Cuff (Rs 400)
3. Allow Varied Textures In Your Ensemble
The only way to ensure that your look stands out is by varying the pieces you wear in terms of texture. Experiment is key. Add a chunky garment over something more structured lest your look turns flat and fussy (another look from this diva, Deepika Padukone). Or just add a tailored shirt to a pair of jogger pants, the way I’ve done for this one.
H&M Sleeveless Blouse (Rs 799)
Zara Trouser With Side Stripes (Rs 2,790)
Forever New Block Heels (Rs 2,195)
Cord Halo Sling Bag (Rs 4,400)
Oomph Multi-Layer Choker (Rs 640)
H&M 3-Pack Rings (Rs 699)
Style Fiesta Chocolate Rimless Sunglasses (Rs 2,000)