White is pure and simple for summer. PLUS: accessories inspired by Mother Nature.

White is a welcome—nay, mandatory—alternative to basic black in the Texas heat. Lucky for us, many designers kept the look light and clean for spring and summer. Feminine designs ruled the runways, and Anna Sui (shown here) and Michael Kors took it a step further with their use of girly, white eyelet. Go head-to-toe white with these adorable yet sexy cutout sandals by Christian Dior. A little fearful about how to pull off all that white? Cut the sugar with a couple of bold, chunky bangles.  

Cassi is wearing a full, white eyelet skirt ($260/Elements), shrug ($288/Elements), and white lace and eyelet top ($315/Elements) by Anna Sui; peridot cocktail ring by Ashley Montgomery ($39/Beyond Baroque); and white leather cutout sandals by Christian Dior ($645/Gregory’s).

Photographer: Vanessa Gavalya