White magic: 14 essential summer wardrobe pieces

27/06/2013

Marlijn Hoek in White in the wild | Marie Claire Netherlands May 2013 (photography: Carmen Kemmink, styling: Marjolein Mos)
“It is the colour the human eye sees when it looks at light which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum, at full brightness and without absorption. It does not have any hue,” Wikipedia kindly informed me when I google “white”.

I loved the scientific sound of that. I also loved the fantasy and poetic mood of the description. Most importantly, it made me think of how something so hue-less can make us experience emotions as strong as love and desire.

Marlijn Hoek in White in the wild | Marie Claire Netherlands May 2013 (photography: Carmen Kemmink, styling: Marjolein Mos)
So pure, white has always been one of the top choices of the classy and elegant colour palette. No wonder it is the signature colour of the Wimbledon – just a few days ago Federer was told of for wearing trainers that had orange soles, a small detail that could have been easily ignored, was, in fact, against the official rules. Perhaps, it was a clever marketing move because those Nike’s were sold out without 24 hours. Who knows…

My obsession and need for white is obvious – I do talk about it a lot on the blog and I certainly have a few white pieces in my wardrobe to enjoy during the warm seasons.

Marlijn Hoek in White in the wild | Marie Claire Netherlands May 2013 (photography: Carmen Kemmink, styling: Marjolein Mos)
The only missing item are the jeans, though. I have  been looking for something “easy-breezy” and stylish for a while and at this point the J Brand jeans boyfriends seem like a smart investment. Aidan will look good as the style isn’t clingy allowing the bodily fluids circulate freely, and isn’t too lose to make the hip area swing in the wind as if living the life of its own.

I sat there totally absorbed into the sparkling spotless whiteness of the newly discovered denims creating the looks in my mind. The white was so beautiful I suddenly found myself dreaming of having a completely white summer wardrobe… The head-to-toe load of pure gorgeousness created with the help of a few basic pieces that can be mixed and matched, from the perfect blazer to the most gorgeous bag. I did end up with three pairs of shoes, after all, it’s my ultimate dream – the pumps for pretty much any occasion, the ballerinas – for walks and work and the sandals for the beach and any form of blissful occasions of total relaxation.

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Where to buy: Blazer, Burberry London (£207, sale), necklace, J.Crew (£110, free shipping), white trilby, Ralph Lauren Denim&Supply (£32, sale), shirt dress, Ines de la Fressange (£42.50, sale), ballerina shoes, KG London (£65, sale), classic court shoes, LK Bennett (£187), racer-back tank top, T by Alexander Wang (£85, sale), merino wool v-neck sweater, Uniqlo (£19.90), lace pencil skirt, Jigsaw (£118), cateye sunglasses, Spitfire (£24), suede sandals, K Jacques St Tropez (£188), Aidan, J Brand jeans (£288), silk shirt, L’Agence (£156, sale), leather tote bag, Jaeger (£199, sale + free delivery on orders £200+ with a code FREE200).

P.S. And talking of Wimbledon. My favourites are both out, so I am no longer watching the tournament. Last night I couldn’t look at the screen – it was too painful to see Federer lose.

Photo source: Marlijn Hoek in White in the wild | Marie Claire Netherlands May 2013 (photography: Carmen Kemmink, styling: Marjolein Mos)

28 comments:

  1. I have the aidan white boyfriends in my shopping bag as we speak - just waiting to check out x

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  2. Lovely white pieces! I'm much too clumsy to wear a lot of white, haha!


    Away From Blue

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  3. Happy Summer to you,dear Natalia....:)))*

    How amazing is all these WHITEIS,so pure and cool!
    I do love your choice beyond much,really I do:)*
    And here by I want also a long one skirt...,just good to combinate with all these pieces.

    Hugs from here,
    ***Violetta***

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  4. I love white - there is something truly poetic that wearing the colour evokes, particularly during the summer months. And a pair of white J Brand Aidan's would be absolutely perfect; I've never found a better boyfriend jean and white would add such elegance to it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. The fedora hat, the flat sandals, the sunglasses, the jeans ... everything is part of the summer essentials. Beautiful round-up, Natalia! I love white and I wear it wisely as it's not the colour that suits me best.

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  6. I love all the clothes!!! My favorite color is white

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  7. You've inspired to look into getting a white trilby :)

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  8. I definitely need a white blazer and some white heels!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Hi Natalia! I also when I think about a total white outfit I soon think of something classy and elegant!:) That definition is perfect! I either havent found yet the perfect white jeans, the ones by J Brand are just flawless!:) Kisses! xo

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  10. I ahve almost everything but I must admit that i am now craving for that white dress!
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  11. totally agree with that! I'm becoming a little into whites lately. I actually just posted an outfit featuring white pants haha. anyway great post!

    xo,Carla
    www.CarlaViolet.com

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  12. the total whit is my preferred
    i wait you on my blog
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    kiss

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  13. bellissimi capi (; Reb, xoxo.

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  14. White is just perfect for summer ^^
    Perfect selection :)

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  15. Haha I use to be a goth. But no more. I am actually meeting a friend for dinner and drinks tonight and will be wearing a white denim vest over a printed maxi dress. Let there be white!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  16. Белый цвет несет в себе огромный эмоциональный посыл, он может быть ярче неона или иных броских цветов. Я очень люблю предметы одежды этого цвета, но, пожалуй, редко ношу. Всему виной не практичность этого цвета)
    Хорошего дня!

    Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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  17. Loving your Wish list
    Belle soirée

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  18. Great selection, dear Natalia <3 I like it really to wear complete white if it´s hot - but unfortunately it´s so cold again here in Bavaria, so it´s impossible to transcript your wonderful inspiration ...

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  19. I need more white in my wardrobe. I love the colour but find it really hard to find clothes that tick all of the right boxes for me when looking for pieces in white. I really like the dress and skirt you've chosen here, very pretty.

    Jodie | Future Freaks Me

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  20. I don't know if I could wear full white just on its own but I do love the shirtdress, crisp shirt and blazer. It was great hearing your insight on my last post...Happy End Of The Week!

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  21. Fabulous round up as ever Natalia - loving those jeans and sandals in particular!

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  22. I love head to toe white! It look so chic!
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  23. I love wearing all white. Especially in summer. It's so chic looking that it makes me want to wear all white all year long.

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  24. OMG Nat! It's an amazing selection made of so cute pieces!
    Xxx dear

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh I lurve your picks - and the first image is so fab Natalia,
    Happy weekend lovely,
    Ax

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  26. WOW, that is one beautiful look!! really awesome. and those pieces are great! xo j.

    http://stereotypicallyme-julie.blogspot.co.at

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  27. Dear Natalia, I completely understand and share your obsession with white! To me it is the colour of elegance...You put together a lovely selection! I'm ready to pack these wardrobe and run away to somewhere warm and by the sea...Caterina

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  28. Dear Natalia, I completely understand and share your obsession with white! To me it is the colour of elegance...You put together a lovely selection! I'm ready to pack these wardrobe and run away to somewhere warm and by the sea...Caterina

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