NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Actress Gabrielle Union attends Skinnygirl Cocktails Rock The House Party at Drive In Studios on May 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 22: Actress and singer Beyonce Knowles hosts the launch of Lorraine Schwartz’s ’2BHAPPY’ jewelry collection at Lavo NYC on November 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Actress LisaRaye poses at the 37th NAACP Image Awards’ Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10: Actress/singer Rihanna arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ ‘Battleship’ at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kerry Washington attends the 8th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 04: Singer Chris Brown attends the White Party hosted by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Ashton Kutcher to help raise awareness for Malaria No More held at a Private Residence on July 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Getty Images for Blueflame)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 04: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs arrives at the White Party hosted by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Ashton Kutcher to help raise awareness for Malaria No More held at a Private Residence on July 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
Host Queen Latifah backstage during the People’s Choice Awards 2010 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)
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From Clutch Magazine: These days nearly every city in the country has experienced insanely hot temperatures. And let’s not forget the dozens of Facebook invites you receive to the “official white party” of the summer (thanks, Diddy). So why not cool down your wardrobe with a crisp, all-white ensemble?
Pulling off a sleek, all-white look can be challenging, but not impossible. During the day when temperatures are at their highest, opt for loose-fitting, breathable material. Go for a simple tank, jeans, or embellished dress (lace, sharp shoulders, draping, etc.) for a night out.
Afraid of being too matchy-matchy? A pop of color on the lips is always an added bonus. And if you’re wondering what color jewels look best? We totally love the way turquoise compliments the skin and the look itself. Just promise us that you’ll wear the appropriate color undergarments. You know: nude or black.
Check out how some of your favorite style stars don all-white looks!
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