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the new vanilla

May 17, 2016

Gone are the days when white was reserved exclusively for that narrow slice of summer between Memorial and Labor Day. Gone along with them is our narrow perspective on how to wear it. Forget what you think you know about the pure whites of years past: this season we’re indulging in new hues, blending them together for a head-to-toe take. From tropical getaways to elegant evening galas, see how Style Director extraordinaire Becky Jantzen is styling this versatile spring trend!

set the tone

Draw the eye and break up the monochrome, bright white ensemble with subtle tonal stripes. Then step into something completely different with our Slimmie—the best of both skinnies and boyfriend jeans! It boasts a medium rise and is straight through the hip and leg for a chic, streamlined look.

Vacation Shirt, Slimmie, Azul Bead Bracelet, Dolce Charm Earrings, Rag & Bone Booties

gray expectations

What you used to know about heather no longer applies! Introducing the all-new heather white, a super-soft gray that’s redefining expectations and coming out to play on sweaters and tees. Add a little shine with a simple (read simply dazzling!) Helios Necklace.

Vineyard Sweater, Long Sleeve Double-V Tee, Slimmie, Helios Necklaces, Kate Spade Bag, French Connection Shoes

vintage meets modern

Our favorite way to play with off-white is to match classics back to modern pieces—think double-breasted jackets and distressed jeans for a totally timeless look. Add a colorful tank and sleek silver accessories, and you’ve got a look that’s ready for any date night.

Piazza Jacket, Layer Tank (heather tiger lily), Destructed Slim Boyfriend, Villa Necklace, Villa Necklace (as a bracelet), Gucci Sunglasses, Acne Studios Shoes

must-have mélange

If there’s one piece that beautifully encapsulates our vision for spring whites, it’s got to be the Blanca Cardigan. A gorgeous mélange of white, ivory, and cream that pairs back to just about everything! Try it with the Villa Pant for an exotic, sunset-dinner-on-the-beach vibe.

Blanca Cardigan, Classico Top, Piazza Pant, Locket Necklace, Dolce Charm Earrings, Dsquared2 Shoes

in with the new

This season we’re turning to fashion-forward silhouettes to give neutrals an opinionated twist. We’re loving the added interest of an asymmetrical hem peeking out from under the nipped and cropped Neo Jacket. Then play with your accessories—try rocking the Locket Necklace as a bracelet!

Neo Jacket, Asymmetrical Tank, Piazza PantDolce Charm Earrings, Dolce Charm Necklace, Locket Necklace (as a bracelet), Birkenstock Sandals

mixed media

Mixed media is all the rage on the runway, and the lace back and tonal stripes of our chalk-colored Sophia Sweater are perfectly on trend. For weekends, keep it simple with a white cami and playfully distressed jeans, then add a head-turner like our Lagoon Earrings for a pop of vintage charm.

Sophia Sweater, Simple Cami (white), Destructed Slim Boyfriend, Lagoon Earrings, Tarte Lipstick

So now you know we’re completely over the moon about off-white! Here’s what we want to hear from you: tell us which bright, summery shades you’re pairing with this trend, and most importantly, where you’re wearing it!