The SS14 catwalks last year revealed that the colour white was making waves in the trend-land of the new year, and Chanel’s Spring Haute Couture show last week confirmed this signal – White is Hot.
White can be a tricky one to pull off – too much can make you look either angelic or bridal. And wearing white during the day can be just asking for trouble, especially on bottom. But it’s an essential statement colour. Wearing white in the right way signifies effortless and eternal style. We’ve picked out some high street samplings of the basic colour that you can work into your night time wardrobe so you can be an ethereal beacon of chic.
The white collar was a consistent element of the SS14 runways. A smart stiff collar will polish off any look, whether it is peeking out from beneath a cropped knit or worn alone with a contrast colour or pastel skirt. Ralph Lauren made a prep statement this year, and this ZARA shirt will allow you to emulate that.
This MISS SELFRIDGE white leather-effect peplum top maintains a feminine silhouette, and the PU leather finish adds just the right amount of edge to shed off some of that innocence that comes along with wearing white.
Create a crisp and clean look with a white dress. FOREVER 21 combine the digi-floral designs of spring with a cheeky cut-out in this brocade number. This RIVER ISLAND shift with sheer panelling is a perfect step in the direction of the catwalk creations seen at Antonio Berardi’s show last year.
A white jacket will be a breath of fresh air for those girls dying to shed off the dark layers of winter outerwear. Pair this RIVER ISLAND waterfall jacket with fitted black skinnies for a streamlined effect.
Classic colours like tan and black enhance the white elements of this MISS SELFRIDGE winged tote. The timeless colours of the bag mean that it will outlast the spring season trends, and can be worked with many looks all throughout the year.
Burberry Prorsum, Hervé Léger and Chanel carried embellished pastels and whites for this season and this statement neckpiece from RIVER ISLAND captures that decadence glamour to add the right amount of white and sparkle to any outfit.
Kenzo SS14 (Image: fashionising.com)
You don’t have to wear white clothes to work this trend. A pop of white eyeliner can also brighten up your look. A wearable way for using white on the eyes could be achieved with a line above your usual black winged liner, this will frame and embolden your eyes in a refreshing way.
By: Rachel McLaughlin