Five White Pieces You Need in Your Spring Wardrobe

This ain’t your mama’s rules. You no longer have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white. I have broken out the white jeans several times already and have a white eyelet dress I can’t wait to break out when I have a reason to dress up a bit. Here are five of my favorite whites you need for this summer.

1. White Jeans

white jeans

Every woman needs a good pair of white jeans. I know skinny jeans are really in style right now and I own them in several colors and patterns, but I like a straight leg in my white jeans. They are a little more timeless this way. These are very affordable and flattering.

2. White Oxford Shirt

white oxford

Every woman also needs a great white blouse. And in the summertime I think an Oxford is the perfect weight. I have this one from Land’s End and it is my favorite. Wear it with shorts, a skirt or over a maxi dress tied at the waist. Even though it has longer sleeves you can still get a lot of use out of it this spring and summer.

3. White Sundress

eyelet dress

A white eyelet dress might seem very summery, but throw a denim jacket (also a must have item in every woman’s closet, this one from Old Navy is perfect) over it and it will work in spring as well. You could even pair it with boots if your toes aren’t quite ready for sandals.

4. White T-Shirt

 white tshirt

There are a million ways to style a white t-shirt. I could do a whole post on just that. Add a scarf, bold necklace or blazer. Layer it with a denim jacket or chambray shirt. Or go all Jennifer Aniston and simply pair it with a pair of jeans and simply silver necklace. Either way, you should own a good one and these Gap t-shirts are a classic. You can get the same effect with a white tank. I love this one from Target.

5. Wild Card- White Lace Shorts

lace shorts

I am seeing these all over Pinterest and fashion blogs this spring. I find them quite adorable on other people, but not sure this middle aged mom can pull them off. What say you? Will you be trying the lace short trend? I really like the length on these from Piperlime.

So no need to wait until the end of May. Break out your white must haves and get a little more wear out of them by starting now.


  1. Love these ideas! (And I see a couple I need.) Um… no, on the white lace shorts for me. I have LONG legs and I feel too exposed in shorts that length. I have a shorter white gauzy skirt that I love, though. :)
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  2. Saw this guest post from Hollywood Housewife the other day about the white lace shorts: http://pinteresttoldmeto.blogspot.com/2013/05/pinterest-told-hollywood-houswife-to.html

    Um, yeah. There is no way on this earth you’ll find this girl in them. I don’t really even wear shorts because, well, I have huge thighs and I hate my knees. Skirts it is! But you go for it, girl.

    I do like the white oxford over a maxi dress idea. That might work well for church to cover up shoulders.
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  3. I never know what to do with white, being busty before a reduction I stayed VERY far away from all things white but then I got my “colors” done a few years ago and turns out some of the white family is actually “good on me” … I still have no idea what that means or what I’m doing, but this post helped!!

  4. Finally someone else wears white before memorial day! I also wear white late into the fall. I have a long white gauze skirt that I love to wear. I have thought about white jeans but with 2 large dogs white jeans aren’t practical for me. In my younger years I would have worn those lace shorts but not now. Very comfortable in jeans.
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