5 Tips for Styling your Little White Dress


The Canadian Tuxedo, chunky Birkenstocks, white after Labor Day—the style scene has officially given age-old fashion faux-pas a big “forget you!” this past year by making these traditional transgressions into trends. Winter white, for example, rocked the runways of Valentino, Celine, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and others for the 2013-2014 cold weather season, with little regard that Memorial Day was a whole 5 months away. Not to fret—this definitely doesn’t mean that looking whimsical in white post Memorial Day is a look of the past. A light and breezy dress in ivory, eggshell, or even cream is sure to evoke the sense of summertime this season calls for. Here’s how to style yours!

1. Throw on a jean jacket
This classic piece can be used to dress down a fancier white ensemble or up the boho factor on a more casual frock. We love its laid back but fashion forward effect.

2. Make it black and white
Accessorizing with black details, for example with dark pumps and a clutch, adds a dramatic effect to your little white dress. This graphic color combination was a runway favorite over the last year.

3. Try all white everything
Monochrome is definitely the look to try right now. Stick to the same color white from head to toe, completing your dress with a shawl, shoes, and a tote that perfectly match.

4. Add something bling-worthy
Sometimes, less really is more. Simply add a brilliant statement necklace to your little white dress and call it a day.

5. Brighten your shoes
Add a pop of color via your pumps by choosing a shade that really stands out. For summer, play with coral, red, purple, seafoam, or yellow.