All-White Summer Outfits For the Hottest Days

When temperatures hit the triple digits, a crisp monochrome look is the easiest way to stay cool.

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Lily-Rose Depp wears a Chanel Haute Couture dress and veil; Chanel High Jewelry earrings. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, styled by Sara Moonves.
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There’s something about wearing an all-white outfit that makes getting through a scorching hot day feel a little bit more manageable. Whether you’re sweating it out around the city, lounging by the beach or heading to the office, a crisp, monochrome ensemble is your best option: white doesn’t absorb as much heat as darker colors do, and with less heat comes less sweat, meaning you’ll always look put together with minimal effort.

This season, there are plenty of fun ways to approach a bleached-out look. It can go cute and sporty, sweet and bridal, or drop-dead chic—keep things interesting by playing around with texture, proportion and accessories. For a day spent running errands, why not throw on some wide leg jeans with a fabulous Khaite carryall and classic New Balance sneakers? For a cocktail party, Prada poplin pairs well with ’90s-inspired slides and a classic forever watch. And perhaps the sleekest beach look possible is white-on-white-on-white—an Eres bikini, a perfect tote, and the easiest slides. The only color you need is a summer glow.

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