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The pristine simplicity of wearing a crisp, all-white ensemble is a summer tradition that's worth preserving — especially since it makes getting dressed in the morning so easy. So celebrate the season’s glory in a range of styles from casually sophisticated to downtown edgy.
Our one advice: Back away from the melting ice cream cone.
1. Fitted shirt
Exude consummate summer perfection in this classic white cotton button-down, offering just enough movement to flatter your curves. Perhaps the best part is you don’t have to iron it. It’s essentially wrinkle-free! Pair it with white skinny jeans and you’ll look as fresh and pristine as a white lily.
Fitted Non-Iron Textured Shirt, $59.99, Bananarepublic.com
2. Skinny jeans
These crisp, classic summer white skinnies feature a mid-rise and boast an elongating seaming that serves to lengthen the silhouette (i.e., legs look longer). Moreover, the fabric has a nice bit of stretch to maintain its shape — so no wrinkling or crinkling! Pack this pair for every weekend trip.
Blank NY Jeans, $88, Bloomingdales.com
3. One-shoulder dress
This breezy, modern, one-shoulder number features a flared skirt with cunning oval slits at its sides and a pretty tie waist to cinch in as you please. Plus, it’s 100 percent cotton for maximum breathability.
One-shoulder dress, $69.95, Hm.com
This smart, snappy straw fedora features a dimpled top with subtle metallic weaving throughout for an amplified, summer-white radiance.
Fedora, $29.95, Gap.com
5. Leather espadrilles
These casual, slip-on espadrilles feature a rounded ballet-like toe with the extra bonus of pretty ribbon stitching around the border.
Umara Leather Espadrilles, $100, Frenchconnection.com
This graceful tunic dress features a softly rounded neck, subtlety draped cape sleeves and a delicate braided belt for the closest thing in comfort to going out in a robe.
Full Tunic with Plaited Belt, $49, Zara.com
7. Crochet One-Piece Swimsuit
This 100 percent cotton, white-on-white one-piece hides decorously under a delicately weaved crochet sheath. It’s sexy, yet demure with a whimsical air that's very reminiscent of Amy Adams in "American Hustle."
Dawn Dreamer swimsuit, $106, Nordstrom.com
8. Eyelet swim cover up
This charming eyelet cover-up features a delicately scalloped neckline embroidered with tiny filigree designs around the neck and shoulders — perfect for tossing on post-swim.
Glam Eyelet Dress Swim Cover Up, $129, Bloomingdales.com
9. Leather cuff
This clean, understated leather cuff is the perfect topper for a summer outfit. It conveys an edgy, downtown coolness without stealing the limelight.
Leather Peg Cuff, $35, Bananarepublic.com
10. Pearl ring
Like wearing a piece of modern art on your finger, this chunky golden-toned pearl ring makes a bold, glamorous statement.
Faux Pearl Ring, $19.99, Frenchconnection.com
11. Lacy boyshorts and bralette
This semi-sheer lace bralette with adjustable straps features a refined rose petal theme. The edges, trimmed in a corresponding artful motif, make it the perfect piece for peeking out of a white tunic or draped blouse.
Signature Lace Crossover Bralette, $46, Hankypanky.com
It’s been said that true elegance has something hidden — and these lacy, pure white boyshorts offer a ladylike way to celebrate femininity.
Signature lace boyshorts, $29, Hankypanky.com