White Monochrome Donut Shop Chic

Who says you can’t mix white and off-white?

I’m sure this is a rule, just like not mixing shades of black, so I’m here to show you how it’s gracefully done.

The key is to balance your whites and off-whites so it looks intentional.

…Not like you just got dressed in the dark and did not realize your shades do not match.

I paired a stark white, 3/4 length-sleeve tee with off-white denim, an off-white sling bag and a pair of stark white sneakers. The result is a very on-purpose-looking white on off-white look plus a pop of neon from the bag strap. The red and white striped shirt adds extra dimension to the outfit in addition to being necessary during the still chilly part of Spring.

Monochrome made easy


Keeping an outfit monochromatic, yet varied in shade is much easier than trying to match exactly (also who has time for that?) so save yourself the trouble and apply this technique to any monochrome look.

Spread out your varying shades over the entirety of your look - here I have the bag balanced with the pants and the tee balanced with the sneakers.

This intentionality could also be achieved by doing the top half one shade and the bottom half another, especially with brighter colors like oranges or greens.

Remember, the most important part of pulling off any look is OWNING IT and feeling confident that you put something cool together. Happy styling!


Shop the look

White Crew Neck Tee (similar) - Hanes - $12

Blossom Rigid Skinny in Sand Dune - Free People - $78

Side Streets Sling Bag in White - Free People - $68

Oversized Candy Stripe Western Snap Shirt - Wrangler - $79

2750 FGLYCRAU Sneakers (similar) - Superga - $69

Quatro Coin Earrings - Julie Vos - $95

Petite Burst Necklace in Brass - Leah Staley - $68