The Perfect Summer Whites For Sunny Weather
  • HOME

The Perfect Summer Whites For Sunny Weather

Cool down in these stylish summer whites

The perfect shades for summer? White, cream and ivory, of course. We’ve teamed up with British knitwear brand John Smedley to show you how (and where) to wear your summer whites this season.

The Country & Town House Responsible Buyers’ Guide

The Perfect Summer Whites For Sunny Weather

Photo 1 of
Woman in white dress

John Smedley

Calia Extra Fine Merino Wool Dress, £285

johnsmedley.com

 

White long sleeve top

John Smedley

Calvert Round Neck Sweater, £210

johnsmedley.com

White short sleeve top

John Smedley

Bonnie Button-Back Sweater, £150

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white top, stripe jumper and denim skirt

John Smedley

Catkin Extra Fine Merino Wool Roll Neck Sweater, £210

johnsmedley.com

White cardigan

John Smedley

Lasca Round Neck Cardigan, £225

johnsmedley.com

White roll neck top

John Smedley

Pimlico Roll Neck Sweater, £180

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white top and brown trousers

John Smedley

Emmy Sweater, £200

johnsmedley.com

White cardigan

John Smedley

Pansy Round Neck Cardigan, £220

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white shirt and black trousers

John Smedley

Esta T-Shirt, £180

johnsmedley.com

White jumper

John Smedley

Alina V-Neck Cardigan, £225

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white cardigan

John Smedley

Gretta Cardigan, £235

johnsmedley.com

Cream jumper

John Smedley

Kaley Skipper Collar Shirt, £210

johnsmedley.com

White cardigan

John Smedley

Islington Round Neck Cardigan, £195

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white shirt

John Smedley

Maura V-Neck Sweater, £220

johnsmedley.com

White jumper

John Smedley

Orchid V-Neck Sweater, £200

johnsmedley.com

John Smedley

Nell T-Shirt, £130

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white top and black trousers

John Smedley

Susan Boat Neck Sweater, £200

johnsmedley.com

Whit t-shirt

John Smedley

Danby T-Shirt, £160

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white top and cardigan, with brown trousers

John Smedley

Yasmin V-Neck Cardigan, £195

johnsmedley.com

White polo

John Smedley

Jill Stand Collar Shirt, £175

johnsmedley.com

Woman in white top and black skirt

John Smedley

Oona V-Neck Sweater, £200

johnsmedley.com

How & Where To Wear White In Summer

Wimbledon

Have plans to watch a match or two at Wimbledon this year? The tennis championships are the perfect time to crack out your summer whites, whether you opt for a stylish trouser and shirt combo or a sophisticated white dress (like Kate Middleton, our tenniscore champion).

Beach Days

Summer is packed with beach days. White is the standard dress here – whether you plan to wade through the water in a swimsuit (or, if unplanned, a floaty dress bunched up around your waist) or sit safely on the sand in loose linen trousers and a trusty t-shirt.

City Breaks

Beach not your thing? Wearing white is still stylish in the city – just throw on a pair of tapered trousers, a white top and a knit jumper or cardigan (to protect your shoulders from the sun) and you’re golden. Finish off the look with a pair of ballet flats so that you can explore the city to your heart’s content, without the risk of blisters.

Picnics

From the city to the park, a cute white dress and ballet flats or jeans and a tee are perfect attire for a picnic with friends – just make sure not to spill anything down your front…

At The Office

In between adventures and family holidays, you’ll likely find yourself back at work – but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring summer into the office with you. Give your work wardrobe a seasonal switch by opting for white trousers, shirts and blazers that you can simultaneously layer up for the office air con and dress down for post-work drinks.

Images courtesy of John Smedley