7 non-boring ways to wear white this summer


7 non-boring ways to wear white this summer

All celebrity-approved

By Hasina Khatib  February 17th, 2017

White for summer is about as groundbreaking as florals for spring. But fortunately, there’s a sea of celebrity inspiration floating around on how to make the safest colour in the palette work for you.

Kangana Ranaut adopted the colour in her promotions wardrobe for Rangoon through a string of separates while Deepika Padukone did head-to-toe white at Ralph Lauren’s show at the recently-concluded New York Fashion Week. Whether you’re looking for breezy outfits for the day or a head-turner for the night, bookmark these designers for your next shopping spree.

The celebrity guide to rocking white this summer


Athiya Shetty in 431-88 by Shweta Kapur

When it comes to producing a good white staple, Shweta Kapur is a repeat offender. Her Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 collection played with texture, and the results can be seen in Athiya Shetty’s monochrome ensemble that screams brunch with the squad.


Alia Bhatt in Anita Dongre

Whoever said that fuss-free clothing is only for the day needs to see Alia Bhatt twirling in this embroidered lehenga set hot off the Anita Dongre runway. The designer’s Summer/Resort 2017 collection was a study in soft silhouettes, gold threadwork and feel-me-now organic richness. 


Kangana Ranaut in Emanuel Ungaro

The name may be a bit of a mouthful, but this French label’s flair for poufs is easy to get onboard with. Giving the vintage saris a break, Kangana Ranaut resurrected the cold shoulder and choker combo with a ruffled top and a slit pencil skirt. No complaints here.


Deepika Padukone in Ellery

Not sure how to work your trusty white formal shirt outside of office hours? Deepika Padukone serves up fresh inspiration by teaming hers with a military jacket from Alice and Olivia and two-toned booties from Burberry that we’re totally crushing on. 


Kangana Ranaut in Self Portrait

Flirty and feminine, Self Portrait is going to be your go-to label for fuss-free daywear—if it isn’t already. Further proof to that end was provided by Kangana Ranaut in this lacy number; throw on a pair of tan heels and you’re good to roll.


Deepika Padukone in Ralph Lauren

After making her NYFW debut in a neat Michael Kors ensemble, Deepika Padukone continued her commitment to minimalism with zero accessories and a Ralph Lauren number as she took to the front row for the designer’s show. Proof positive that you can never have too much white.


Malaika Arora Khan in Amit Aggarwal

For those fancy nights out, look to Malaika Arora Khan for inspiration in a metallic gown with Amit Aggarwal’s signature structured bodice. Siren red pout optional.