Anything But Basic Whites

White picks for spring
Photo by Becca Sabot

It feels so good to lighten up, and this spring there’s nothing boring about wearing white. From texture and sheerness to sporty styles, you can hit on some of the season’s biggest looks in white.

MM6 Clutch


Bonus Bag. This modern clutch is actually two detachable bags. Clutch ($550), by MM6, from Grethen House, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725

Areaware Keychain


This Is Key. Not only are you less likely to lose your keys when they’re dangling from a giant rubber key chain, but it’s fun. Key chain ($14), by Areaware, from Martin Patrick 3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Mpls., 612-746-5329

Robert Clergerie Suede Wedge


Smooth Step. The woman who can pull these off doesn’t worry about getting them dirty. Suede wedge ($595), by Robert Clergerie, from Pumpz & Company, Galleria, 952-926-2252

Maslon Necklace


On a String. Add dimension to an all-white ensemble with vintage copper and black wood. Necklace ($38), by Maslo Jewelry, from Parc Boutique, 320 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-353-4966

Slouchy Pants


Casual Cool. Track pants have left the gym and look great even worn with heels. Slouchy pants ($50), by Olivaceous, also from Parc Boutique

MM6 Boot


Pedicure Required. Lace up all summer long in these unexpected see-through boots. Booties ($595), by MM6, also from Grethen House

Townsen Mini Skirt


Rock Star. Leather has become a year-round staple, especially in white perforated material. Miniskirt ($198), by Townsen, from Bluebird Boutique, 3909 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-8675

tie-ups Belt


It’s a Cinch. Think beyond brown and black belts, gentlemen. Made of elastomeric thermoplastic and polycarbonate, this one is straight out of the future. Belt ($90), by tie-ups, also from Martin Patrick 3


Bumberschute Collar


Collared. White ensembles look especially modern with sleek metals. Sterling silver plated collar ($230), by TomTom Jewelry, from Bumbershute, 5014 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-475-2684

J Brand Shirt


The New Stripe. Sheer panels are a comfortable alternative to the crop tops that are also back in stores. Top ($375), by J Brand, also from Bluebird Boutique



Seeing Clearly. Swap your tortoise frames for white this summer. Frames ($169), from SEE Eyewear, 3032 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-777-7911

cb2 Vase


Ready for Blooms. Try grouping a few of these small vases on a shelf or desk to add texture. Glass vase ($15.95), from cb2, 3045 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-821-9303