Crisp white separates

Since I started blogging about three years ago my closet went through countless transformations. Funnily enough I now have less clothes, shoes and accessories than I used to before taking the first step into finding and developing my personal style. No matter how many pieces have found themselves unceremoniously thrown out of my wardrobe though, some have passed the test of time and survived all my ‘feng shui attacks’. All my vintage findings, comfy heels and classic coats were the first to be saved. So were most of my designer pieces and pretty much every crisp white separate that was still in good shape.

White makes for a glamourous, out-of-the-comfort-zone appearance. Crisp white separates can look really sophisticated especially when cut from quality fabrics. Wool, leather, silk, lace and the humble cotton are some of the textures I like most to play with when I’m going for a casual, but not THAT casual kind of look.

An all white outfit can be elevated to sartorial heights if you add movement through layering and wear shoes and a bag that tie the look together rather than stand out. I finally crossed off my wishlist a white prism Issey Miyake bag a few weeks back which makes the perfect addition to day-to-day snowy outfits. Shoes are as important and choosing something white, nude or light grey instead of black will make a huge difference in the overall appearance.

If you’re a beginner in the white separates game start by reinventing one of your classic white shirts and take it from there.


Wearing: vintage blazer & sunnies, Zara dress, COS trousers, Faith shoes and Issey Miyake bag from Hervia.


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