Trend of the week: White

Picnics, garden parties, long walks on the beach — it’s only right in white, says Annmarie O’Connor

INSPIRATION

Designers took the no frills approach to summer elegance with a clean white palette.

While Miu Miu and Raoul indulged in textured luxe, Sportmax and Belstaff made pared back utility look oh-so-pretty.

We loved Chloe’s summer-worthy macramé, ruffle twill and breezy grosgrain fabrics – perfect for an ice-cream on the prom.

STYLE NOTES

Offset stark white with metallic accessories like a chunky silver watch or a golden tan.

Look sharp in a crisp tailored white suit a la Bianca Jagger. Maximise the cost-per-wear ratio by wearing the jacket with jeans and the trousers with your favourite chunky knit..

Create more feminine appeal with fabrics like broderie anglaise, lasercut leather, gauze and sheer chiffon.

White can be infamously unforgiving.

Buy trousers a size larger and avoid VPL with a nude coloured thong.

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