It was a lucky accident that we asked Merrick White to write about, well, WHITE. A bit more about the author…Merrick has a growing family (three boys & counting) and writes her own blog at merricksart.com. Here’s to wearing a whirlwind of white this summer & to realizing ALL of our creative pursuits!
Hi everyone, it’s Merrick from Merrick’s Art! This spring and summer, it’s all about neutrals. And as much as I love color, there’s just something so chic and summery about an all white look. Today I’m excited to share two summer white looks — dressed up and dressed down.
I’m a mom of three little boys, so you have to be a little bit strategic when rocking the all-white trend…otherwise you end up covered in dirt, chalk, blood, you name it. So rather than head to toe white, I typically choose one white piece, like a dress, blouse, or jeans, and then mix in other light and neutral colors like gray, light blue, blush, or tan. This keeps your outfit feeling light and breezy, but these non-white colors hide the messes a little better. And if your white piece gets dirty, take your jacket off and tie it around your waist to cover it up! My boys love to go on walks to the park, so we bring their scooters along, pack a lunch, and bring a blanket so I can sit in the sun while they play on the playground. A white summery dress like this darling one from maurices’ summer collection is the perfect choice because it’s comfortable for walking and lets me get a little sun on my legs while we’re at the park. Plus it buttons down in the front so it’s easy to nurse my baby!
For date nights with my husband, or girl’s night with my friends, I love getting a little more dressed up, and an all-white look is so perfect for those warm summer evenings. When you do an all white look like this, the key to keeping the outfit interesting is to add slight variations of the same color, like cream, nude, or blush, and then add different textures or patterns, like eyelet, ruffles, crochet, patent leather, distressed denim, or subtle stripes. This crocheted poncho from maurices’ summer collection adds such amazing texture and pairs beautifully with nude pumps, white jeans, and a cream colored bag. maurices has tons of other beautiful white pieces for spring and summer right now that are perfect for putting together a monochromatic outfit. Grab a few and start rocking the all-white with me! SHOP MORE WHITE LOOKS