Crisp, Cool and Classic - 405 Magazine

Crisp, Cool and Classic

White is the right look for summer.

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White is the right look for summer.

White clothes are always right during a hot, humid Oklahoma summer. We’re embracing white this season since it oozes cool, in both look and feel. And our new favorite head-to-toe white look is intentional, modern and elevated in its simplicity.

We’re jumping feet first into a minimal, clean approach. There’s no need for an armload of bracelets, layered necklaces or shoulder-grazing earrings. Less is more — and certainly makes it easy to get out the door in the morning for work or at night for a dinner date.

All white lends itself to an athleisure aesthetic, but it can also come across with a strong and commanding vibe. A classic white crew-neck T-shirt is a wardrobe basic, but a white ribbed tank, cropped crochet sweater or one-shoulder top with white jeans, shorts, miniskirt or linen pants are more of the moment. And think seriously about a blazer with shorts for a sporty but chic look.

Keep it interesting top to bottom by mixing fabrics and textures. Flowy, soft and romantic styles are fine, but consider garments with more structure or detail for a fresh take that’s effortless and fun. Anchor any white ensemble with easy-to-wear white slides, sandals or sneakers.

So, who’s all in for all white?

Etnia Barcelona sunglasses from Physician’s Optical; Karlie crochet top and TCEC pleather shorts, both from Refinery. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
Sunglasses and Envya swimsuit from Mode and sheer duster from Samia Moses Creative. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
Karlie lace and ruffle dress from Refinery and braided slides from J. Lilly’s. Photo by Shevaun Williams.

Photography: Shevaun Williams & Associates

Stylist: Samia Moses Creative

Model: Desiree Sandersfield, Tabb Agency