Shirt, £69, by COS ( / Jackie Dixon
There is no cooler hue with which to deck out sun-burnished skin – from diaphanous tops, to shorts and shifts

Nothing says summer like swathes of cool white cotton against sunkissed skin and never more effectively than when worn head-to-toe.

White has the potential to look bridal when present in an abundance, the best way to avoid looking like you’re on the way to tie the knot is by keeping things simple.

Clean lines and easy shapes will have you looking effortlessly chic; think tailored separates in crisp fabrics that can be mixed and matched.

The ideal location for a white washed wardrobe will always be a sun-drenched destination, but easy breezy shapes and simple silhouettes can work equally well at home, just be wary of the hazards of weather back in Blighty with its potentially ruinous rain showers.


Photographs and styling: Jackie Dixon

Model: Phoebe Collings-James at Select

Hair and make-up: Victoria Bond at Caren using Bumble and bumble and MAC Cosmetics

Photographic assistant: Luke Brown

Styling assistant: Katie Pearson

The team stayed at Dar Jaguar, Marrakech, Morocco. For a 20% discount before Christmas, go to, email or call 020 7183 2729 and quote 'IndependentDJ'