While I wear white denim all year ’round, I would not be without at least one pair of white jeans in my spring/summer wardrobe. I actually like to have a variety of styles, but if you’re going to have just one pair of white jeans this season, I think a straight ankle silhouette is the most versatile.
This is my third season with this pair of FRAME Le High Ankle Straight Leg Jeans from Nordstrom, and they still look like new. They’re on the spendy side, but my cost per wear is mere pennies at this point.
These jeans have a 27″ inseam with a 14″ leg opening and a comfortable 10 1/2″ front rise. The fabric is 92% cotton/6% polyester/2% elastane, so they have a good bit of stretch, but they never bag out or lose their shape.
If you’re looking for an under $100 alternative, the Good American Good Straight has similar measurements, and they look great on.
Both are nice and thick with no show-through, but just in case, I always wear a pair of beige shaping shorts underneath my white denim.
These jeans can easily be dressed up or down, thanks to the clean white wash and finished hems. I wore them with this stripe tank and denim jacket and flat sandals one day when I was in Florida last month.
I like a neutral shoe with white jeans, and these sandals are a new addition to my summer wardrobe. The braided straps are really soft and flexible, and they’re easy to walk in.
I’m wearing the Cafe Stella, and I agree with the reviews that they run small. I often size down to a 7.5 in slides, and these fit me perfectly in the 8.
A denim jacket is another spring/summer wardrobe staple that I would never want to be without, and this one is the perfect topper for a casual outfit. I love the light wash, and the slightly oversized silhouette plays into the current trends without being too extreme.
When I want to level up for church or dinner out, I often wear these same jeans with a pretty blouse and heels, and white and navy is one of my favorite pairings for spring!
CeCe is a brand I’ve come to rely on for blouses at an accessible price point. They have so many pretty styles, and most come in a wide variety of colors.
This ruffle v-neck blouse has three-quarter sleeves and smocked panels at the shoulders, and it’s flattering and easy to wear for most body types.
When I was putting this outfit together, I had a few options for shoes, so I chose my handbag first and then coordinated with my shoes.
As I said above, I usually default to a nude shoe with white jeans, and I was considering the Dolce Vita Paily in Cafe and the Marc Fisher Dayne in Light Natural, but I also love how the Sam Edelman Kia in Gold Leaf looks with this outfit. Gold and navy are so pretty together!
So then I went to choose a handbag, and I decided to carry this ivory Coach bag with the gold hardware. It’s a great size for a night out, and it has the same dressy-casual vibe as this outfit.
So that settled the shoe debate! From there, I added gold tone jewelry to complete the look.
As always, when you shop at Nordstrom, you get their free shipping and free returns. And don’t forget about their BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.
And if you aren’t already a Nordy Club member, be sure to sign up so you can start earning points toward Nordstrom Notes when you shop. You also get to enjoy exclusive perks like members-only access to sales, offers, and events — like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which will be here again before we know it!
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photos: Alison Cornell