Crisp White Looks for Memorial Day

Wearing white on Memorial Day may be tradition, but it always looks cool on a hot summer day.

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Wearing white on Memorial Day may be an old tradition, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fashionable one. At Cushnie et Ochs, a peplum-hem jacket gives a crisp white skirt suit a fresh, feminine look.
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Likewise, a sheer lace overlay gives this simple Preen shift a classic, ladylike appeal.
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Net-a-Porter
A breezy lace look by Haute Hippie would pair perfectly with an oversized sunhat and colorful, strappy sandals. $525 at Net-a-Porter.
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Michael Kors' adventurous spring collection included a number of woven swim and body suits. This look—paired with an oversized trench and leather satchel—may not be especially sidewalk-friendly, but it certainly made a statement on the runway.
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Ralph Lauren's Daisy Buchanan-inspired collection featured sleek white separates executed in heavy silks and satins, including this gorgeous shell top and wide-leg trouser combination.
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If traditional lace feels too "frou-fou," Erdem's modern laser-cut lace sundresses offer a cool, modern alternative.
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A sheer silk overlay lends a racy touch to an otherwise conservative button-down shirt dress at Jil Sander.
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Similarly, this collarless Rag & Bone shirt features a see-through silk panel at the waist (perfect for showing off a bright pair of shorts or trousers). $255 at La Garconne.
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Carven's lacy crop top and pouf-skirt combo feels flirty but still sophisticated with a trompe l'oeil button-down collar.
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You don't have to be a bride to be to appreciate this glamorous sheer silk Dior number, which was finished with a contrasting black ribbon and twisted bodice.
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Eyelet detailing and a blousy silhouette add interest to a simple, long-sleeve shift by Chloe.
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Topshop
We recommend pairing Topshop's eyelet lace shorts with a breezy silk top and white leather flats for a sunny Memorial Day outing in the park. $70 at Topshop.
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Chanel's "Atlantis"-inspired collection included simple, feminine silhouettes rendered in pearly white hues. Shown with a matching cropped jacket, this twist-front cocktail dress was one of our favorite looks of the season.
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Celine's crisp white separates had a sleek, modern look, from the perfect pair of cropped silk trousers to this slightly oversized silk tee.
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Phillip Lim's sheer plastic parka gives a preppy white oxford and matching skirt a hip, sporty vibe.
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