How To Accessorize a White Outfit for Summer

Eke Esther

While we love to experiment with bright, bold colors during the summer months, there’s something to be said for a classic white outfit for summer from head to toe. An all-white outfit is just as eye-catching as a hot pink outfit or tomato red outfit. And the best part? White ensembles are super versatile and look just as effortlessly elevated as a simple button-up and shorts outfit. Whether it’s for a party or you’re looking for something breathable to combat the sweltering summer heat, you can’t go wrong with this classic monochrome.

We’ve rounded up 15 of the best ways to wear white this season, from matching sets to satisfy fashion minimalists, to layered looks for any mood or occasion.

15 White Outfits for Summer

Summer Suit

Say goodbye to the sweat-drenched suit and hello to the cape variety this summer. This light and breezy uniform will not only keep you cool when the heat rises, but it’ll also make you look like a powerful fashion executive.

Slip Dress

Slip dresses are all the rage right now. Not only do they look great on their own, but they look even better when you pair them with layers of clothing and accessories. 

Vest as Top

Vests are a must-have for your summer wardrobe. Wear yours without a shirt and team it with your go-to bottoms: miniskirts, maxiskirts, or anything in between

Day-to-Night Jumpsuit

If you’re looking for the quickest way to get dressed in the morning and still look put together, why not try a jumpsuit? White denim is fresh and cool, and it gives off a laid-back, lived-in look. Pair it with heels and some chunky jewelry for a relaxed fit.

Silky Separates

You never have to worry about what you’re wearing with simple, easy matching separates. For a more polished look, tuck your top in. Or leave a few buttons unbuttoned for a more relaxed look.

Easy Layers

This timeless look never goes out of style. Layer white jeans with a tucked white tee, a black belt and a gold chain. Top off the tee with a casual button-down. Throw on some cool shades and some architectural sandals and you’re ready to turn your soccer mom look into Hamptons ready.

Wide-Leg Pants

Wide-leg pants are one of those things you can’t hide from if you try. They’re a summer staple in lightweight linen and have a flattering silhouette that’s perfect for warm-temperature dressing. Look for a nicely tailored trouser-style pair (otherwise you’ll end up looking like you’re on the beach).


Who would have thought that nothing but a solid wash of white would instantly elevate your everyday hoodie? Metallic shoes don’t hurt either.

Look for Lace

Airy lace is a must-have for summer. We love the long sleeves and short hemline ratio. We call it business on top, party on bottom. And FYI, flip flops are totally cool as a shoe.

Tonal Coordination

Simple yet statement-making, a fitted jersey top with a midiskirt is the perfect combination. When it comes to choosing separates, the colour doesn’t always have to match (cousins don’t have to be twins). Complete your look with a pair of heeled boots, or better yet, platforms with socks!

Bermuda Shorts

There’s a new wave of Bermuda shorts out there, and they’re easy to pair with bra tops and blazers. Don’t forget about your shoes, either: elongate your legs with pointy toe pumps or heels with no ankle strap.

Dress and Boots

If you’re thinking it’s time to get rid of those tall white boots, you’re in luck. A matching dress and slouchy white boots are the perfect summer outfit you never thought you’d need. It’s the perfect way to change up your go-to white dress look.

A Cotton Classic

A cotton poplin dress is a must-have for any summer wardrobe. From puff sleeves to tie straps and cutout details, you can’t go wrong with a poplin dress. It’s like a white button-down, but summer-ready.

Combine Textures

One of the easiest ways to add texture and accessories to an all white outfit for summer is to look for accessories. This is the most popular way to add texture to an all white dress, especially if you’re one of the non minimalists who still loves an all white dress code. 

Accessories such as lace, crochet, eyelet, and other fun details are all great ways to add texture to your all white dress. However, you don’t have to stop there. You can add bold accessories such as statement shades, or jumbo sea shell necklaces to any tonal pattern.

Lean Into Contrasts

A classic white dress can be worn over and over again throughout the summer. You can dress it up for a cocktail party or down for the weekend depending on how you style it. In case you were wondering, we love Dad sneakers.

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Eke Esther is a professional content writer that focuses on fashion and lifestyle. She has worked as a freelancer for years, helping several organizations achieve remarkable results. Giving you the newest fashion designs and trends is her main goal. You'll get blogs of the highest caliber that fit your tastes.
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