Dressing head-to-toe in one colour has its advantages. It’s simple, eye-catching, saves time in the morning and you can walk out of the house absolutely certain that everything you’re wearing matches. All-black outfits have been a menswear staple for decades and minimalist dressers swear by the understated power of navy blue. I’ve always liked tonal dressing with greens being a favourite of mine in recent times. But white? All white?
Usually, that’s left to nineties boybands, Simon Cowell loafing about a Mediterranean villa or P Diddy at peak bling. It’s a big look, and one that’s easy to get wrong. With all that being said, I’ve always enjoyed seeing Rafa or Roger rushing around the hallowed turf of Wimbledon and they definitely pull off the all-white look.
Here’s my tips on embracing this warm weather trend:
First up, when I say all white, that includes off-white. Otherwise, you’ll look white as a sheet. To give your all-white outfit some depth, think chalk, ivory, stone, ecru and neutral tones which can be especially flattering for those with a paler complexion.
To avoid looking like a crime scene investigator, you can break things up with contrasting shoes, belts and accessories.
If the thought of all-white fills you with dread, you can con your way to a similar effect while incorporating a well-placed stripe or some subtle colour. If I’m allowed to cheat slightly I might wear a Breton top, depending on the weather and I would also consider khaki to be an almost-neutral.
The all-white trend is tailor made for the warmer months, helping you showcase your Summer tan whilst avoiding any obvious sweat patches when things start to really heat up, but it’s still important you pick your moments. Avoid wearing all-white on a big night out when there’s absolutely no hiding spills and stains and steer clear if you’re eating spaghetti or indulging in red wine!