Lookbook spring 2015: Crispy Whites

A bit later than usual, but just in time for spring, I managed to bring you another lookbook. Today’s theme is white. In recent years I’ve been very much enjoying wearing lighter colors. And so it happens that I have gathered quite a few of crispy white items in my closet. This post shows you a few of my favorite white items, one of them brand new and some of them were featured in my April fashion collective shoplog. Other pieces I’ve had for some time and I will be giving you all the details below.

I find that white is a great color to wear in spring/ summer. This is more of a transitioning lookbook in that sense too as some of these outfits, especially the first one with the dress, is more fit for summer days, whereas the full on jeans look is great for cooler spring days. All these outfits are quite casual, but that’s what I wear most days. There is a good mix of brands going on too, so let’s have a closer look at these outfits.

1.) The polka dot dress

White polka dot dress (Zara)
Black and white mary janes (Manfield)
Black bralette (Asos)
Necklace (Primark)

I bought this dress last year when I was in Barcelona. I hadn’t really brought a nice dress and I decided to purchase this. The skater shape of this dress hugs my figure nicely and it has a fun detail on the back. The back is very low cut and the straps go into two thin spaghetti straps towards the back. Since it is very low cut, I wear this with a black bralette that covers things up nicely and I usually also wear this with a jacket or a cardigan to make it more work appropriate. I kept the rest of the outfit simple to allow the dress to stand out.

2.) Office prep

White pleated blouse (Urban Outfitters)
Grey pleated skirt (River Island)Grey suede heels (Tube)

I like myself a slightly preppy outfit and this fits into that category. It is not entirely office appropriate as for most work places this skirt will be too short. I kept the outfit super simple and did not accessorize. The sleeves and top button all have a subtle silver detail which I love too much to overrule. Only when writing up this text did I notice that both the skirt and shirt have pleats, which make them such a nice match I guess. Paired with a sensible pair of heels, this outfit is a tad sexy (hello legs!) and a tad preppy. Me likes!

3.) White shirt + jeans

White sheer stripy top (H&M)
Light wash highwaisted denim (Binx by Topshop)
Tan peep toe heels with mesh detail (XTI)

I had to include a classic combo of a white shirt and jeans. I did change it up a little bit. I opted for a sheer, lightly baggy shirt which I tucked into the top of my super highwaisted jeans. These jeans are quite possibly one of the best things to have happened to my wardrobe in recent times. They are the Binx jeans by Topshop and they are very structured, not exactly skinny, but also not boot cut and I feel they fit me in all the right places. I loved the outfit by itself so much that I forgot to add accessories. Sometimes you have to let the clothes do the talking.

4.) A good basic

White v-neck t-shirt (Forever 21)
Black and white checked flannel shirt (Forever 21)
DIY distressed boyfriend shorts (H&M)
Converse sneakers

White shirts make for a great layering piece, which is why they are perfect for spring. Here, I paired it with shorts, but you could very well wear this combo with full length jeans of course. I just thought I’d opt for shorts to have some diversity in the outfits. I distressed this pair of jeans myself a few years ago. I just bleached them up, cut off the hem and added studs all over. It already came with the rips, but I like the end result. Paired with a checked flannel this is an outfit I would wear to a festival if it would be warm enough.

5.) Flirty & girly

Floral print cropped top with scalloped edge (Urban Outfitters)
White midi skirt with Broderie Anglaise (Zara)
Nude sling back peep toe heels (H&M)

 I first checked the ZARA website after I saw a stunning white skirt on Sammi from Beautycrush on Youtube. As I was browsing their website looking for that skirt, I stumbled across this one and decided I would have to check it out in store to see which one would look best. From this picture you can tell that it ended up being this one. I think it looks super feminine and girly and has a flirty edge to it because of the pleated detail and the texture. It’s a very sturdy piece, that definitely wasn’t cheap, but I know that this is an item I will be able to wear for years to come.

How do you wear whites?

7 responses to “Lookbook spring 2015: Crispy Whites”

  1. Wat heb je een leuke stijl! Ik draag veel off-white, dit combineer ik met jeans. En mijn sneeuw witte jeans combineer ik met veel kleurrijke blousjes!

  2. […] The main reason why I think everybody should own at least one flannel shirt (and not 10 like I do), is because it simply takes an outfit to the next level. Just throw on a flannel shirt and you instantly add a layer of interest to an outfit. And for those monochrome lovers out there, you don’t have to go for a crazy colored one to enjoy a good flannel, as I demonstrated in this white lookbook. […]

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