Styling- An All-White Look for Summer with Neutral Accents - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Styling- An All-White Look for Summer with Neutral Accents

Happy Memorial Day friends,

Yes, I am wearing white on Memorial Day, and I wear it year-round.

I like to fluctuate between color and neutrals, and today I have styled an all white look with neutral accessories.

All White ( Year round)

I do find all white looks to always look fresh, summery and very chic and the heat and Memorial Day weekend signify the official start of Summer! We had a great time at my brother and sister in law’s house this weekend.. Nothing like breaking in the grill, and laying  out by the pool. Hubby and I had fun on this enormous Fun Boy floaty!


This floaty is 9 feet long and 4.5 feet wide, so it took up a considerable part of the pool!  We tried to get our shih tzus in it, in lifejackets, but they would have no part of the water!

We had a delicious cookout and I brought my “famous” strawberry and walnut salad ( with goat cheese). HERE is the recipe if you want to make it! I originally got the recipe from my hubby’s sister, but it is also found here. ** credit- Pinch and Swirl.

Photo credit– Pinch and

My Outfit

Now, back to the outfit.

Summer weather in the South calls for cool fabrics, so many of my modal or polyester dresses are out. In the summer, I look for breathable fabrics when the temps climb to 80s and 90s. I bought my white linen blouson blouse on Mango last year, as well as the white  NYDJ cotton-elastane denim skirt I am wearing. I get alot of wear from the white bottom pieces I have in my closet.  I add a linen piece or two each year to my summer wardrobe, as it is hot here !

Knowing that I wanted to style this look with natural accessories, I added my rattan bag (which is worn quite often in the summer) , gold/beige espadrilles and these fun, rattan earrings.

I find that if you are worried about looking washed out in all -white, the balance comes with adding the warmer accessories. Since I have the tan rattan bag, the tan rattan earrings and gold -flecked espadrilles, it gives a warmer look overall.

If you didn’t want to go with espadrilles, you could certainly wear a pair of strappy nude heels or light brown/tan slides.  The idea is to keep the look minimal and yourself cool!

Now, just stay away from the red wine, and you’re good to go! 🙂

How are you spending your Memorial Day? Do you wear all white looks on this day, or do you dare not?

Have a great day!





  • Nancy Weisx
    Posted at 08:34h, 06 June Reply

    Love that pool floatation device, I bet you had fun with it. You look great in all white, is such a clean crisp look and your salad looked very delicious. Yay to summertime!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:13h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Nancy! Yes, it was really a fun lounger, I could have slept in it! Yay!

  • Silkworth Melanie
    Posted at 09:23h, 05 June Reply

    Hi jess! I wear white all year too. You always have great fashion tips! Sounds like a fun pool party!

    Xo- Melanie


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:14h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Mel. It was alot of fun! I told my brother that I will call before I come over to use the pool! LOL

  • Shelley
    Posted at 13:42h, 04 June Reply

    I love all-white outfits with just a pop of color from accessories. So classic! Unfortunately, here it won’t stop raining and has yet to hit 80 (57 today) so I haven’t even put away my winter clothes! It’s going to be an interesting summer.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:15h, 06 June Reply

      Hi Shelly
      Thank you. Oh, it does sound a bit chilly! We actually had a Spring this year in NC. Sometimes, it goes straight into Summer.

  • Carol
    Posted at 20:08h, 03 June Reply

    I really like the all-white column of color with touches of tan color and natural texture from the rattan purse and earrings. Overall, it’s a lovely, classic outfit for summer.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:15h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Carol. I fluctuate between tailored looks and feminine styles. I’ve always loved all white.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 10:46h, 02 June Reply

    I’m with you about white – I wear it whenever I please!


  • Michele
    Posted at 12:35h, 31 May Reply

    I love a crisp white outfit and I agree with you and wear white year round! I love how you styled this outfit and your accessories are perfect!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 23:29h, 30 May Reply

    I love how this outfit pulled together Jess.
    That float looks like so much fun, and I need to make that strawberry salad, yum!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:17h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Oh yes, the float! I could have fallen asleep in it! The salad has been a hit for years and is so easy!

  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 10:43h, 30 May Reply

    This is simply perfect for Summer Jess, I love the addition of your earrings and matching bag. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui x

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 10:24h, 30 May Reply

    Thank you Natalie, Yes, I thought that about a belt. I used to never wear belts much, with pants, but I am in the process of looking for a good leather cognac belt. I do wear both ivory and white- and typicall will choose gold jewelry and in this case, tan rattan earrings for it to look warmer. I appreciate it.

    Posted at 10:20h, 30 May Reply

    You are a Autumn and would look so much better in Ivory !!! A belt added would also uplift your outfit a great deal. Otherwise, you always dress nicely!!!

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