Trend Watch: Minimalism is All White

By Butterboom Writers  /  June 20, 2013

Stay cool in all white.


Summer’s here and with it comes not only Hong Kong’s sweltering heat, but the perfect excuse to update your wardrobe. What better way to spruce up your seasonal style than to embrace one of Spring/Summer’s coolest colours, white. Surprisingly easy to wear, albeit perhaps not if you are a messy eater, white gives you a clean, fresh look that just oozes minimalist chic and stylish simplicity.

Here’s our guide to prove that white is all right if you know how to wear it:


The easiest way to rock a white look is to opt for a white dress. Whatever length you go for, the trick to stop you from looking like you are about to walk down the aisle is to accessorise. Funk your look up with a chunky pair of colour-blocked or animal print sandals and you have instantly transformed your look from virginal bride to savvy stylephile. Alternatively, add a belt or a bag in one of this season’s neons for a punch of colour and don’t forget to throw on a pair of sunglasses to complete your look.


If sleek and sophisticated is your thing, then the way to wear white is long and lean. Keep your jeans tight and your shirt tucked in, this will lengthen your legs, make you seem taller and give you a killer silhouette, a la Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. A tuxedo style jacket will finish this look off perfectly, although admittedly extra layers are not always practical in Hong Kong’s humidity. Instead, team your all white ensemble with some stiletto sandals, a simple clutch and touseled locks for the ultimate in effortless elegance with an edge.

Finally, white works a treat on loose, draped suits. Unfortunately, this is not a style for the short in stature as the wide leg pants will just dwarf you, but if you have the height then it can be a winning look. The key to pulling this off is confidence, nothing says effortless chic quite like a relaxed silhouette, just make sure that you walk tall to perfect this sanguine style.


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