Let’s be honest about wearing white. On paper, it sounds great; in practice, it’s not so simple as this fresh, flattering hue can be pretty high maintenance. If you can get through a full day without staining an all-white outfit, all power to you. If not, there are always white accessories.

Add some lightness to your look with white accessories

There’s an undeniably fresh feeling that comes with adding a touch of white to your look, even if your usual style mantra is 'black is the new black'. Pull a white belt around a loose-fitting black dress to add a little structure while incorporating a striking colour pop into your outfit. Other accessories in white can add an unexpected twist to otherwise toned-down looks; try wearing a piece of white costume jewellery, like an oversized necklace, over a loose grey T-shirt to take wardrobe basics to a new level. For dressier days, team a white handbag with a pair of navy chinos, a Breton top and some flat sandals for a fresh take on preppy style, even if you’re not a member of your local yacht club.

Polish up monotone outfits with white accessories

If you’re confident enough to pull off white head to toe, adding a white accessory or two to complement your outfit is a wise move. The key to making monochrome getups work lies in playing with texture. So ladies, if you’re indulging your inner 90s film star by wearing a barely-there white silk slip dress, try offsetting this with a textured white clutch bag - styles with a chain handle in a metallic tone will really stand out - or a pair of chunky earrings. For a pristine daytime look in sunny climes, blend sporty sensibilities with off-duty model style by wearing a white jeans-and-vest combo with sleek accessories in white, such as a baseball cap or bucket hat.

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