Warmer weather is here at last, which means it’s time for one of our favorite go-to outfits: the all-white ensemble. While we love winter white for both men and women, there’s something about summertime that calls for feeling crisp and fresh in snowy hues from head to toe. But as with any monochrome look, there’s always the risk of a single shade feeling a little flat. To combat this sartorial pitfall, you need consider only one word: texture.
From linen to lace, fringes and fraying, mixing up the feel of your pieces adds depth and dimension to any ensemble. And even in the warmer months, don’t forget that another style staple—layering—is still essential. Flowy layers of lightweight fabrics can actually help you stay cooler when the sun beats down, and a cardigan or sweater should never be out of reach on those cool summer nights.
To help you integrate layers of texture into your summer wardrobe, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces that just make you want to reach out and touch them. Scroll on for our picks for both men and women, then head to Barneys to get a jump on feeling fresh no matter how high the temperature climbs.