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The Lust List: White Lace Shorts

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I just can’t get enough of white lace—on dresses, skirts, and shorts—this summer. As its wedding season, white dresses for anyone but the slew of brides is taboo. So why bother to invest in another this season? As I already have several white eyelet dresses and skirts; it was time to pick up some shorts.

Last summer, I searched high and low for white shorts but couldn’t find the perfect pair. This year, I picked up a pair from Zara on sale, but found a ton of stylish options to shop this season.


J.Crew Chambray button down // Zara lace shorts // Yves St. Laurent “Muse” handbag (similar) // Chuck Taylors

This summer, I’ve been living in casual kicks with sneaks from Converse, Lacoste, Superga, and Sperry. (You can shop our picks for Schoolkid Style from last month, here.) There’s something playful and insouciant about pairing sneakers with everything—it works with my personality and it happens to be in style.

White shorts can be dressed up or down, paired with nearly any solid colored blouse, a nautical stripe, or a billowy silk floral. For a casual Saturday night with friends, I opted for my favorite chambray button down, my favorite summer YSL bag and my comfy sneaks for strolling around Dupont Circle in comfort and style.


There’s something chic and sophisticated about a pristine white palette—whether an ensemble or a decor palette. When styled correctly, lace shorts make for a lax elegance that’s perfect for summer.

[Photos by Robb Hohmann]

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