10 All-White Outfits to Wear Now (and Even After Labor Day)

From breezy linen sets to playful puff-sleeve dresses.

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A summer capsule wardrobe simply isn’t complete without an assortment of all-white outfits. For starters, gauzy pieces plastered in vanilla-like shades can offer a sense of solace amid sweat-inducing temperatures. Not to mention, there’s something about a monochromatic look that’s unequivocally polished. For these reasons, I’ll be filling my closet with all-white outfits to wear over the next several months, and even past Labor Day (September has its fair share of heat waves too). Call it a sartorial sin, but I’m willing to break an obsolete fashion rule for the sake of keeping cool in style.

So, for outfit inspiration, I turned toward the street style scene. While perusing countless images captured outside of fashion week venues, I discovered a range of all-white outfits. In Milan, one showgoer opted for a timeless suit set, while in Paris, a city dweller wore a polo top paired with a pleated skirt (a trendy tennis-inspired outfit which has recently become one of the fashion crowd's latest obsessions). I also caught sight of linen sets, drop-waist summer dresses, and tailored vests styled with pencil skirts.

Bottom line: According to the fashion set, there are plenty of ways to dress in chalky hues from head to toe. Ahead, I’ve listed 10 all-white outfits to pin to your style mood. Wear these looks throughout the summer—and as we begin to transition into fall.

Lounge Shoreside in a Linen Set

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Look no further than an all-white linen set to round out your summer wardrobe.

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Nothing says warm weather style quite like a linen button-down shirt paired with coordinating flowy bottoms. Although you can wear this look for practically any casual occasion, I would recommend slipping into this set for your next trip to the shore. Amp up your seaside style with seashell jewelry, a raffia beach bag, and a pair of espadrille-inspired wedge sandals.

Dabble in the Drop-Waist Dress Tend

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The latest look to rotate through fashion's fast-paced trend cycle? The drop-waist silhouette.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing drop-waist dresses just about everywhere this season. With endless ways to embellish this look, I’ve gone ahead and made your life a bit easier by giving you this image for reference. Follow this savvy showgoer’s lead and allow your dress to take center stage by opting for neutral-toned strappy sandals, a mini handbag, and subtle pieces of warm gold jewelry.

Lower the Hemline With Bermuda Shorts

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Prioritize comfort with a pair of spacious Bermuda shorts.

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If you’re not in the mood to wear tight, thigh-high bottoms, take the roomy route and consider a pair of relaxed Bermuda shorts instead. As for styling, tuck in your top to showcase a flattering high-rise fit, and cinch your look with a luxe designer belt. Also, take note of how this outfit plays into the art of contrast by way of black accessories.

Embrace a Prim and Proper Look

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Raise the sartorial bar with streamlined separates and charming accessories.

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Step into your ladylike era with a crisp high-neck top and matching tailored trousers, both of which work together to exude a high level of sophistication. Whether you’re heading to an upscale garden party or a posh luncheon, this pairing will fit into a variety of elevated dress codes. Top off the look with a sculptural bag, elegant heels, and pretty pearl earrings.

Ace the Tennis-Core Style

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Tennis skirts aren't just meant to be worn on the court. Style yours with a polo shirt, socks, and sneakers.

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In the game of rivaling fashion trends, tennis outfits are certainly in the lead. Perhaps it’s because more than anything, these sporty getups have a timeless appeal that makes them worthy of the “closet mainstay” title. Channel your inner athlete with a preppy polo-inspired tank and a perfectly pleated skirt. Take the look a step further with white mid-calf socks and lace-up sneakers.

Allow Subtle Hints of Color

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Don't be afraid to zhuzh up your all-white look with a different hue.

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Although this is a roundup of the best all-white outfits, I had to make an exception for this delectable look which incorporates a dose of cherry red. For those looking to enliven their all-white outfits, bend the rules a bit with a subtle splash of color. As this style maven demonstrates, you can easily do so with a pair of playful socks.

Add a Tailored Vest to Your Office-Friendly Wardrobe

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You can count on a tailored vest to refresh your closet of workwear outfits.

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Searching for a way to upgrade your collection of summer work outfits? Get the job done by teaming a tailored vest with a structured pencil skirt. Simple by nature, this streamlined outfit is guaranteed to ease the stress of getting dressed for the office. Before you leave the house, make sure to slide into a pair of kitten heels and sling a sturdy laptop bag over your shoulder.

Hit the Town in a Halter Neck Top and High Rise Pants

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Dressing up for a night out just got a bit easier with this foolproof outfit.

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Listen up, I might have just discovered your new favorite going-out outfit. If your social calendar is jam packed with fun-filled happy hours, romantic date nights, or festive dinners, you’ll need an uncomplicated look that you can wear on repeat. Try a peekaboo halter neck top and sleek high-waisted pants. Dress up your outfit with glossy patent leather heels, a quilted shoulder bag, and shimmering silver jewelry.

Stay Cool in a Billowing Dress

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On sweltering hot days, avoid tight clothes and choose loose-fitting garments instead,

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To fend off sizzling temperatures, pull on a lightweight puff-sleeve white dress with an airy silhouette. Make sure that your dress of choice is crafted from lightweight fabrics like cotton, poplin, or linen to guarantee ample comfort. Complete the look with minimalist accessories like barely-there stud earrings, simple hair clips, and a mini handbag.

Level Up With a Power Suit

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For a boost of confidence, slip into a bold blazer and a pair of wide-leg bottoms that take up space.

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Lean into corporate dressing with a sharp suit set. To fully master the look, you’ll need an oversized blazer enhanced with slightly padded shoulders and a pair of dramatic floor-sweeping pants. Avoid tripping over your hems by wearing heeled slide sandals, and carry a sumptuous crossbody bag by your side.