Yes, it is a neutral (non) color some might say, but all white is, I find, one of the trickiest to get right because if you aren’t wearing brand new pieces or if you choose the wrong brilliance of white you risk looking ‘stained’ or ‘yellowed’.
That’s why I love cream on white – in fact white with any ‘milky cousin’ can look fantastic and really chic. So can you mix white on cream? Definitely! Just make sure you mix white on cream intentionally – ever said the saying ‘commit to the print?’ Well the same applies here.
I am really enjoying an oversized vibe right now as exemplified by this Stella McCartney V-neck shirt (which comes in at just over £100) and my Copenhagen style – a similar, less dear shirt is the Free People Come What May Top here for £40 – a brand creating durable pieces that last and from Banana Republic for a similar price..
When it comes to summer basics Rachel Pally can do no wrong for me – these slouchy harem trousers, complete with ventilating deep side slits and stretch waistband – perfect for holiday binging – are extremely comfortable. Rachel Pally, a brand made in USA keep their supply chains short and work sustainably. At £105, some might see these as an investment, but you will also find yourself wearing them every holiday for years to come, and even pass them down when (and if!) you get bored.
These cut out vegan shoes by Metalizado are beautifully and intricately made and pay homage to the pattern in my crochet top from Etsy – my pair were picked up from a lovely vegan shoe store in downtown Los Angeles but there is a sale at Octer for very similar styles by the brand here or there are these lovely ones by Beyond Skin. FInally, cream on white can also be done really well when you layer in another colour, and personally I think black works best.