Friday, September 24, 2021

#WeekendWardrobe: Do Bright Summer White like Ajak Deng, Chanel Iman & Regina Hall

This season, it seems white is the ‘new’ black, with the head-to-toe white-wearing trend upstaging the ‘all black everything’ mantra. And, with Team SPICE celebrating all things Summer this month, we can’t help but notice the pure, crisp, neutral shade cropping up on our favourite stars…

With the trend hitting red carpets and runways alike, shown off by top celebs left right and centre, why not follow the herd with your own all-white look? It works no matter the weather and can be worn day or night, as proved by these fashion-savvy stars;

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African-American actress, Regina Hall was nothing short of immaculate at the 2014 BET Awards that took place in LA last month. The 43 year old beauty (yes, 43!) looked on point in a spotless all white trouser suit with a plunging neckline, showing off her cool body chain and a enviable cleavage. The star finished the look with black heeled sandals, a black clutch and neat bobbed hair, which allowed the suit to steal the limelight. We at SPICE are so in awe of this look, as it had just the right amount of sexy and sophisticated for such an anticipated award show, held in the scorching Californian heat.

And across the pond, Australian fashion week saw Ajak Deng strut her stuff on the runway for fashion designer, Alice McCall’s Spring/Summer’15 collection. The Sudanese-Australian model sported all white pieces from the line, which looked great against her gorgeously dark skin. Ms Deng wore a white bikini top, a white knitted see-through vest and a pair of petal shaped shorts. The model also rocked tan sandals – keeping the look neutral – as she showcased a look that’s suitable for days out enjoying the sun.

Lastly, another model to stun in blanc, is Chanel Iman who wore a silk Calvin Klein Spring/Summer’14 slip dress to the amfAR gala in New York earlier this year, looking as expected – amazing. The popular model looked effortlessly gorgeous and graceful in this simple gown, which she complimented with a sleek ponytail and of course, her pretty face.

Adore the way this standout shade can be worn? Well, simply shop our top five picks below and perfect your own all white ensemble this weekend;

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1. Miss Selfridge’s Ultra Soft Jeans, £18

Be chic and comfortable in these white cotton jeans – great for any event and any time of the day. Pair with a white basic crop top and sandals for a stylish day look, wear with a white shirt and platform heels for a laid back evening look.

2. Roberto Cavalli’s Printed Kaftan, £857

Enjoy a day on the beach in this loose fitting kaftan with three-quarter length sleeves from renowned designer, Robert Cavalli. Wear over white swimwear for a fresh look for fun on the seashore, then pop on a pair of shorts for lunches in the sun. Don’t cry over the price though, as this great quality kaftan will last you many summers to come; just think of it as a long term investment, since white is a colour that never fades out fashion.

3. Hervé Léger’s “Ardell” Bandage Dress, £1,060

Head out to a certified event in this pristine white, form-fitting dress with a high, demure neckline. The colour alone will have you stand out from the crowd whilst the bandage design will contour your curves and give you a classic hourglass look that’s perfect for sensual Summer’s nights out.

4. Vero Moda’s Sleeveless Jumpsuit, £28

Be on trend in this white sleeveless playsuit with V-neckline and elasticated waist. Flattering due to its cut, this piece can be worn for a day of relaxation or a casual day out with friends. You can add any colour of accessories to lift the look, too.

5. Alice + Olivias’s White Lace Shorts,  £240

Show off your legs in these cotton shorts by Alice + Olivia, which come pretty with a floral lace overlay. The cute design and semi-fitted style is great if you’re off to a dinner at sunset, or headed out for late night drinks or to a club. Wear them with a white blouse and/or blazer to keep them smart, subtly letting others notice you’re a fashionista and showing off your complexion in the classic hue.

Have a brilliant weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtags #WeekendWardrobe and/or #White.

Image source: Gotceleb.com, Polyvore.com, Themodeofficial.com, Theroot.com

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