White on white! It seems that white is popping up quite a bit this summer over here, bringing to light one very important detail: I need a tan/a beach day/a week in Hawaii. Luckily for you, I have the tiniest bit of olive naturally in my skin so I don’t get completely lost in my outfit. The trick though, really, is to build your white outfits without turning into a blank sheet of paper. How do you do that without adding color in? Well, a great place to start is with a tiny bit of a pattern, like in the pants above. Granted the pattern is in black, but it’s not bringing in so much that it over powers the white. Next is the most important step, different shades of white! This is done all too perfectly, and might I add all too easily, with this crochet fringe collar from Absenta.
As soon as I saw this collar I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. LAYER WITH WHITE. It’s kind of odd, as layering whites isn’t something I normally do, but for some reason I knew it had to go with white. Maybe it was the fact that it was slightly off white? I think I like the thought of something adding interest to a plain white top, which is hard to do without completely taking it over with color. Not with this collar though, it adds an incredible amount of detail to my top, while almost blending in and completely standing out at the same time. Really it could go with any color under it, I just had a one track mind as soon as I got it in the mail. Plus, there is something to be said for pieces that make you double take, and this is definitely one giving your eyes a run for their money! I mean come on, that perfect crochet? AND FRINGE?!? Fringe people, it has fringe!
P.S. I thought I would let you know that Absenta takes custom orders. I saw a white collar that I liked but wanted one simple black charm on it, María (the designer behind all of this goodness), was more than happy to make one for me! Check out her online shop, linked below is the black version of my collar, swoon!
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Photography by Eli Sims