I’ve become increasingly drawn to white clothing and accessories lately. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting married next year. I see something white and even though we haven’t booked anywhere yet, I think it’ll be perfect for my honeymoon wardrobe.
But this year, for reasons deeper than sartorial, I suspect we’ll all see more white clothing as well as interiors than we have in a while. The reasons are perhaps subconscious. The Coronavirus pandemic has made us more aware than ever of hygiene and cleanliness. The maximalist kitchens that have been gaining in popularity over the last few years are suddenly making way for uncluttered, easy-to-clean surfaces. It’s easy to trust that a white surface or uniform is pristine and therefore hygienic… and easy to see when it isn’t.
White is synonymous with simplicity too. Many of us had to adapt to life in lockdown and lived a pared-down existence for the duration. Our day-to-day lives were stripped of the glamour of dinner dates, the indulgence of shopping sprees and the excesses of nights out. Our lives became more basic.
I believe this pandemic will alter our behaviour. Staying home has brought so many benefits to our beautiful planet. Smog has dissipated, rivers and canals that were once murky are now clear, and wildlife has bloomed. Hopefully we will make fewer journeys and only go food shopping when we need to, not because we want to. I hope it will make us more conscious in our consumerism too. Perhaps we’ll support the economy by buying wisely.
White is a wise choice. It works with every other colour, even cream, and it’s timeless. It won’t date.
Neither will these stunning white sunglasses from the StepperS collection. A variation on the classic Clubmaster shape, the STS-91003 is made from super-lightweight stainless steel. It has gorgeous violet gradient lenses made by Zeiss and a light transmission of around 60%. The gunmetal bridge and sides ground the frame and give a bit of sass, a detail that elevates it from being innocent and girly to being knowing and womanly. This stunning white STEPPER sun style is going to be a mainstay in my wardrobe.
White stacking bracelets
This Annie Haak Suci bracelet stack from the new Pure Collection, transports me, in my imagination at least, to white beaches and turquoise oceans. (Suci means “pure” in Balinese)
This divine five-strand stack is handcrafted in 925 Sterling Silver, with Howlite and enamel detailing. These bracelets are perfect for summer outfits and are another addition to my holiday, (and honeymoon), wardrobe.