Summer whites—as essential to the season as a great cocktail and surf tunes. The trend is easy enough to pull together, but sometimes we could use a little extra inspiration to take the look further. Do you want to be casual-cool meets bohemian? Or perhaps you'd like a more feminine and flirty vibe? Here, a few outfit formulas, inspired by fashion's greatest muses...
Nothing says summer like a great pair of white jeans. Make like Jean Shrimpton and pair your denim with an easy button-down top—in white, of course—and finish with a natural straw hat and slide-on sandals.
Prefer your jeans on the more relaxed side? Try our wide-leg Blake jeans—and cuff 'em, like Kate Moss here—for an added dose of ease. Complete the look with a slightly oversized button-down and a pair of easy flats.
Or… why bother with jeans at all? Countless style icons, from Rihanna to Bella Hadid to Sarah Jessica Parker's alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, have worked the borrowed-from-the-boys look to chic effect. Size up with the shirt and add a belt to cinch the waist. Beach tip: Swap a cover-up for this and layer over peekaboo swim—just add heels for the day-to-night switch.
You will never go wrong with a classic white dress, especially when it's styled à la Audrey Hepburn. Recreate this timeless look with our forever-chic Positano dress, and finish with sky-high wedges and a casual updo.
No one pulls off a white jacket quite like Bianca Jagger. Whether sitting front row at a fashion show or exchanging vows with Mick Jagger—yes, she wore an ivory blazer over a white dress to her wedding—the former model cuts a cool, cool figure. Above, inspo for summer-ready suiting—in linen, naturally.
Want to add some dramatic intrigue to your all-white look? Take a page from Jane Birkin and play with texture or pattern—in a chic crochet or eyelet dress. And while you're channeling the chanteuse, tie a scarf around your wrist or bag. How-to tips for that here.