TREND Report: white out

Above: Images from Celine S2011 Runway, Alexander Wang S2011 Runway, Ann Demeulemeester S2011 Runway.  Rebecca Minkoff Boyfriend Mini Bag, Halston Heritage Novelty Suiting Slim Pants, Alexander Wang Tempest Knotted Sandal, 3.1 Phillip Lim Cross Back Tank, Dominic Jones Dagger Necklace, Maje Silk-Satin Blazer.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think ‘summer’?  Ok, besides sun and the beach and vacations…Let me rephrase that: What is one thing that comes to mind when you think of summer and Memorial Day??  Obviously, the correct answer is finally getting to wear white again (if, of course you follow that age-old fashion rule).  Either way, warm weather seems to scream at us to put down our black jumpers and black pants and dark jeans and throw on something a little lighter.

On the SS2011 runway, Alexander Wang traded in his usual dark palette for much brighter colors and lighter fabrics, including multiple all-white ensembles.  In real life, an outfit comprised of only white may seem a daunting and, honestly downright scary, task to take on, it can be really simple while having a stunning effect.  The key to white this summer: mix fabrics and designers.  Also, light neutrals like pale tans or creams are an easy alternative to pure white and tend to be more flattering.  To style the bright light trend, feel free to either toughen the look up with deadly edgy jewelry and bold colors, or keep the look feminine with structured, ladylike pieces.

Donning all-white for this season may seem like a trend us dark-clothes addicts are a little extremely hesitant to try, but let’s be honest, if Alexander Wang, the king of all-black ensembles can put away the darks for one season, so can we.

Allison of Lady in Red Lipstick

Jai From The Fat and Skinny

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