How to wear white this season
20th July, 2023
White is often the main staple of any great holiday wardrobe and this summer’s style forecast is proving to be no different. The simple, versatile hue effortlessly lends a clean aesthetic to any outfit, be it day or night, however this season there is a further focus on texture. Whether it’s cotton, crochet, wool or boucle, the emphasis this season is firmly placed on the materials and textiles the garments are made from.
White was seen all over the SS23 runways, Swedish brand Acne sent their models down the catwalk in delicate lace, structured crochet and tough leather all-white ensembles. Similarly, at Chloé, Gabriela Hearst’s collection exhibited buttery-soft white leather, cut-out details and knitted dresses all in a crisp, white palette. Fortunately, Fabric of Society has a host of this summer’s
most versatile shade in varying textures to see you through the season with ease.
Adding an injection of white to your wardrobe will not only give it an instant refresh, it also adds a current, forward-thinking aspect to it. Contemporary styles in white tones evoke ultra-modern and even futuristic notions. Take Materiel’s Stitch Detail Cropped Jacket and matching straight leg pants, the simplistic design and sharp lines of this pairing instantly conjure up ideas of innovation and modernity with its exaggerated stitching and accentuated shoulders providing a bold, statement look when worn together.
A good capsule wardrobe should include certain staple items, one of which being a crisp white shirt. But staple doesn’t mean it needs to be ordinary; take Korean-based label Kimhekkim’s contemporary take on this core item with their belted cotton shirt. The architectural design adds a
directional element whilst the tie belt offers a structural fit as well as offering an overly flattering look. Continue the tailoring concept by pairing with some well-cut trousers like Le 17 Septembre’s Wide Leg Fluid Pants; a monochromatic white outfit can instantly elevate your look, but if top-to-toe appears too bold then opt for an off white or cream tone to break up the block colour.
For easy, wearable pieces to work into your current wardrobe, Caroline Hu’s pleated maxi dress or Subtle Le Nguyen’s Asymmetric top and high waisted skirt are all modern staples that’ll see you through the warmer months with ease. To complete your outfit, look to Wandler with their Leo Box bag offering in white or Dentro’s Mirim crossbody bag; the ideal add-on for a SS23 refresh.