Bright White Looks Right This Season

Memorial Day and the JCK show providing two unmistakable, if technically unofficial, signs that summer is upon us. Bright white wristwatches and jewelry designs help set the mood for the most relaxed season.

The May 2012 issue of Town & Country devotes two pages to what it terms “The White Album,” noting: “Neon and prints may be the news of the season, but only one color has the power to announce unequivocally that summer has arrived.” The model pictured wears an Oscar de la Renta lace dress with a crystal and pearl bracelet from Tom Binns Design and a crystal bracelet from Valentino. The magazine comments: “And when the sun sets on the season, it’s amazing what wonders a white watch or a stack of bangles can do for post–Labor Day malaise.”

Also appearing in the Town & Country White Album: Roberto Coin earrings; a Janis Provisor necklace; a Dior VIII white diamond, white gold, and silver opaline watch; an Hermès cuff bracelet; a Montblanc link bracelet; and Isabel Marant beaded bracelets.

Actress Olga Kurylenko of Magic City appears in the May 2012 issue of InStyle all in white wearing a Azzedine Alaïa cropped top and Marysia Swim bikini bottom accessorized with a white stone and sterling silver ring from Saskia Diez and a white enamel and brass cuff from St. Kilda Jewelry.

The February 2012 issue of Allure does a look entirely in white to set off bold magenta eye shadow. The steel and crystal watch is from Swarovski. The model wears a top by H&M and headphones by Urbanears.

The May 2012 issue of Glamour chooses white jewelry to accent an ensemble of vivid hues and prints seen above, suggesting that readers “toss on as many white bracelets as you like.” The necklace is from Monique Pean; the bracelets are from Eddie Borgo. The model wears an Altuzarra vest, Malia Mills bikini top, and Ohne Titel skirt with a bag from Marc Jacobs and heels from Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra.

From the same fashion spread in the May issue of Glamour, the model wears a white collar and cuffs from Rag & Bone with a bright watch from Citizen Eco-Drive. Her bikini top is from Roxy.

The May issue of Glamour also tones down bright lipstick and turquoise blue nails with a chunky white link necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane. The model wears a jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim and a bra from Willow.

In the May 2012 issue of Marie Claire, the model covers up her Hermès swimsuit with a jacket and pants from Alexander Wang worn with a white watch from Nixon and a ring (obscured) from Alexis Bittar.

The April 2012 issue of Glamour accents a bright dress from Victoria Beckham and mesh-detail heels from Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung with an set of white cuffs from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. The orange-banded watch in the foreground is from Michael Kors; the clutch is from Rag & Bone and the messenger bag from Versus.

In the June 2012 issue of InStyle, a bright romper from Topshop is accented with a white glass stone and gold plate necklace from Danielle Stevens and a turquoise resin ring from Isharya. The bag is from Sam Edelman Handbags and the pumps are from B. Brian Atwood. To the right, a dress from Shoshanna and sandals from Mark & James by Badgley Mischka are accented with crystal and gold plate earrings from Lady Grey and metal bangles from Lydell NYC plus a plastic belt by Malene Birger.

The May 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar notes that patterns prevail in black, white and red this season, accenting the looks with an elaborate white cuff from Eddie Borgo, and a white-accented wristwatch from TAG Heuer.

Advertisements for white wristwatches are catching readers’ attention. This Movado watch ad appears in the May issue of Elle with a similar ad in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The wristwatch is white ceramic and stainless steel with diamond markers.

This Rado watch ad appears in the May and June issues of Elle. The watch is ceramic accented with diamonds.

Actress Charlize Theron wears a Dior VIII white ceramic and diamond watch in this ad that appears in the June 2012 issue of Elle

The June 2012 issue of Marie Claire features a wristwatch with white band and face and diamond accents from Louis Vuitton.

Also in the June 2012 issue of Marie Claire is this editorial piece extolling the design of the Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume watch, a white wristwatch that includes feathers as accents to the face of the watch.