White may be the most intimidating shade on the color wheel to invest in, but it yields the most powerful rewards. (See: above.)
So, knowing this, we counsel you to follow the likes of Beyoncé, Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Chrissy Teigen—who are officially making the white-blazer-worn-over-the-shoulders A Thing.
The cape-like styling trick not only takes your look next-level in the matter of seconds, but works for any kind of outfit, formal or casual. If you're at the office, throw it over a classic white button-up and trousers. For girls' night or a hot date, use it to top off a cocktail dress in a vibrant print or streamlined solids for a color-blocked effect. If you're feeling particularly daring, keep in mind that Memorial Day Weekend hath past and wearing all-white is totally kosher—not to mention, the epitome of chic these days (see above!).
Aside from pure aesthetics, what we love most about this trend is that the look can be yours for under $50. With sleek details including a tuxedo-like shawl and buttoned cuffs, this totally economical, linen-blend H&M style is dripping in sophistication and a dead ringer for their designer style.
Don't, we repeat, don't sleep on this new, seamless summer staple.
H&M Linen-Blend Blazer $49.95; hm.com.