There is something about white clothes and summer for me. Maybe it’s because I grew up not wearing white before Easter or after Labor Day, but white just says, “Summer is here to me.” While I tend to wear bright colors with white, there are 3 classic colors to wear with white that I sometimes forget about because I love bright colors so much.
The 3 classic colors to wear with white are black, navy, and tan. Let’s start with the classic color combination of black and white.
Classic Color Combination of Black & White
I think it’s the stark contrast of the black against the white that makes this such a beautiful color combination. It has a certain level of sophistication and dressiness even if it’s a casual outfit.
Let’s start with a simple black sleeveless shirt and white chino shorts.
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Black Sleevless Shirt and White Chino Shorts
The white chino shorts are from Loft and are very comfortable. For size reference, I normally wear a size 8 or 10 in pants, but in Loft, I wear a size 6 or 8. If I buy their curvy style pants I always wear a 6.
The sleeveless black eyelet shirt I’m wearing is from Target a couple of years ago, but I did find some similar looks for you below.
My sandals are Franco Sarto and I can’t find them in stock anywhere. But I did find very similar Franco Sandals below. And ya’ll, if you’ve never owned a pair of Franco Sarto shoes, you should give them a try. They’re comfortable, good quality, and not overpriced (in my opinion).
You could always go even more simple with a plain black t-shirt too. Throw on some silver jewelry or turquoise and you’ll be set!
Black Square Neck Top with White Shorts
This square neck puff sleeve top with its small print is comfortable and pretty. It also has a little bit of a brown-tan color inside the white so you could wear it with brown or tan shorts as well.
I paired it with this cute purse from Amazon. Unfortunately at the time of this post, the bag is only available in tan. The straw bracelet is from Amazon and straw tan and black earrings from Target. (And excuse that middle picture with my bra showing. )
Black & White Stripe Linen Shirt with White Jeans & Jean Shorts
I just love this linen-blend top but unfortunately, it’s out of stock. I’m just striking out for this post! But I did link some other cute ones below for you.
These white shorts are from KUT.
I had fun taking the picture above. I was in the parking garage at the hospital. My Mom said she thought it looked like I was in a CT scan. LOL. I paired the shirt with white jeans, a red necklace, a white bracelet from my favorite bracelet maker, Sosie Stacks, a red bead bracelet from Sashka Co, and these super comfy black slides from Target.
Below are some similar shirts as the one above.
Black Eyelet Puff Sleeve Shirt with White Chino Shorts
This eyelet shirt has all the pretty details. I love that you could easily pair it with a nice pair of white slacks or jeans for a dressier look. And because the shirt has so many intricate details, I chose to keep my jewelry to a minimum.
Classic Color Combination of Navy & White
Another classic color to wear with white is navy. We’ll start off with a simple navy tee.
Navy Blue Tee with White Jeans and Fun Jewelry
This tee is from Amazon. I’m impressed with the quality. It has stitching detail around the hem, sleeves, and collar which is a nice touch. The hem is also split on the sides for a dressier effect.
I’ve had these white jeans from Gap forever along with the silver sandals.
The necklace I’m wearing is from an Etsy shop called, Sea Pink Studio. She paints wooden beads for necklaces and makes earrings to match. I love different jewelry and always get compliments when I wear it.
Navy Tie Sleeve Top with White Shorts
This navy shirt is from Loft Outlet and is unfortunately sold out. I really like the tie sleeve details and the stitching detail on this shirt.
The white shorts are from KUT. The sandals are a Steve Madden knock-off from Forever 21, but I wouldn’t recommend them.
Navy Eyelet Tee with White Shorts
I love an eyelet top. It’s a classic that won’t go out of style. This particular top is from Loft Outlet and they have a few sizes left!
The white shorts are from Loft Outlet as well. They have a roll cuff and a 4″ inseam.
Navy & White Striped Tee with White Jeans
This dot striped tee is from Loft. Unfortunately, they only have an XL left in navy but have several sizes available in a peachy orange color.
Since my shirts are available, I found some other cute tops for you to check out.
Classic Color Combination of White & Tan
White and tan are both consider neutrals. While I like a neutral look, I’m definitely more of a color girl, myself. But a neutral look is timeless and classic.
I found this pretty linen blend shirt at Target. It’s a great length and has just the right amount of flow to it. The best detail is the flutter sleeves. The gold slip-on sandals are from Target too but I couldn’t find them on the site.
Below are a few more shirts I found that I think would be pretty with white pants.
So there you have it, girls! 3 classic colors to wear with white. Do you wear any of these colors with your white?
Until next time…