So Fresh, So Clean: Breezy White Essentials

Ultra-cool and fuss-free, clean bright white is the ideal hue for those seeking contemporary sophistication this summer. Whether you’re looking to update your home or simply desire a little white in your wardrobe, this season’s must-have shade adorns an array of items for a perfectly pure finishing touch…

Ethereal with an edgy twist, white makeup is an easy way to work this on-trend colour. A light dusting of pale shimmering eye shadow will make eyes pop while a designer compact will add a fashion-forward accent to your makeup bag; try Sisley or Clinique’s selection of sumptuous shadows.

    

Next up, clothing. Ladies, white is the perfect shade for the warmer climes and will keep you cool and collected in the hazy summer heat. LK Bennett is renowned for its timeless dresses, and this clean white style works for the office, day and evening. Coast’s beautifully draped top is a chic accompaniment to classic denim – or try Levi’s skinny jeans to wear the hue from head to toe. Finish with a few white accessories.

Boys, this simple shade is a suitcase essential. A basic white tee works beyond the summer season – layer under a patterned shirt on cooler days – and is a faithful staple you’ll wear endlessly. Team with Ralph Lauren’s bright white shorts for a clean-cut holiday look, adding versatile leather flip flops for casual at its best.

                

White might not be the most practical of shades (beware chocolate and red wine), however it is an effortless way of brightening up your home. A few simple touches will refresh any room; sleek dinnerware, lighting, comfortable cushions and luxe hotel-style bed linen will transform your living space into a minimalist dream. Swap a classic champagne flute for Linea’s dramatic Olga glasses – a must for the ultra-modern table setting, or make a statement with a chic settee. Linea’s Harry sofa blends soft leather with a ‘50s-inspired shape.

             
 
Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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