how to wear it: all white

Nothing combats summer heat quite like a crisp, cool, all-white ensemble. This simple and deceptively easy to put together look has that special “it” factor…. one that perfectly combines “on-trend” and “utterly timeless,” and makes this aesthetic one I sport frequently during the months of June and July. But the key to creating a perfect all=white look is not what you might expect… it’s all in the accessories!

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SHIRT   bell sleeve top (wearing XS)   |   NECKLACE   double layer necklace   |   BAG   reversible mini tote bag   |   SUNGLASSES   round tortoise shell sunglasses (only $7!)   |   SHOES   ankle strap wedges (on sale for $17)   |   JEANS   white skinny jeans   |   WATCH   gold watch   |   BRACELET   tory burch wrap bracelet

A big part of what makes the all-white look so appealing is it’s instant freshness. Rather than viewing the white as a neutral, and therefore a canvas for colorful accessories, view it as your statement. Everything you complete your all-white with should allow the white to shine, so stick with neutral, streamlined, classic details in similar neutral shades.

In this outfit in particular, I wanted to play up the beautiful bell sleeves of this $44 top(Such a great summer buy, friends.) I stuck with caramel shades, adding in a pair of fun $7 tortoise shell sunglasses and elongating ankle strap wedges. (This pair is from H&M, and looks far more expensive than $17 in my opinion!)

You’ll also notice the cutest little cross body that’s new to the blog today! Y’all… remember the reversible tote we all went crazy for this past fall? Nordstrom has made a mini, and it’s the cutest thing! Classic, reversible, versatile, and at a great price point. Grab it here before it sells out!

Finally, I finished off the look with a stunning necklace designed by one of my dear friends, Madeline. As my friend Marge described it, “It’s feminine but fierce.” A little out of my comfort zone, and I love it. Check out more of Madeline’s amazing designs here!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Sadly, I had my nose to the grind for nearly all of it. The good news, though, is it was in order to get ready for a junior high inner-city service project I get to help out with this week! Already excited to see how the Lord uses these 6th-8th graders in big ways. Wishing lots of blessings over your week!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Sara Kate said:

    Very very pretty!! I love the necklace!!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  2. Aubrey said:

    I love all white styles especially for summer cookouts.

    xx The Coastal Confidence

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  4. Naomi said:

    You look so adorable and fresh in this ensemble, I have followed your blog for a while and this has to be one of my favorite outfits on you! I immediately bought the top, thank you :)

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  5. Jamie said:

    The caramel shades look so classic with the white! Love this look!


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  6. paula said:

    I love the detailing of this top and the necklace. This is a beautiful white look. Good luck with your service project. I am sure it will go great!


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  7. Love your necklace, and the bell sleeves are adorable!


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  8. I really hope that the bell sleeve trend stays around for a long time because they’re so cute!!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

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  9. Kathryn said:

    Well if this isn’t just the perfect all white look! Love, love, love!

    xx Kathryn

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