PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 September, 2011, 12:00am


Many people steer clear of an all-white look because they think it's difficult to pull off or easy to get dirty. But is there anything more refreshing and easier on the eyes than a white ensemble?

Others would argue that an all-white outfit can be too clinical, evoking images of crime labs or quarantine officers. But this white suit (HK$18,500) from Salvatore Ferragamo's autumn-winter collection is a great example of the timeless appeal of white.

The secret to pulling off this look is to find something that fits well. You'll need a suit that hugs the body just so - not too tight nor too loose or boxy. Combine it with beige to give it another dimension.

There's an old rule in the US that says you can't wear white after Labour Day (the first Monday in September). In these modern times, such rules are demode. White is in style be it summer or winter.

And as for white being a magnet for mud, marinara sauce and red wine, that's a risk you take with every outfit. The designer Michael Kors once said that a person who wears white has the mysterious quality of being above, or immune, to the elements. So go ahead and take a chance.

An all-white outfit doesn't have to be dull, especially if you play with texture and volume. This Burberry Prorsum cashmere cable knit sweater (HK$19,000) will do the trick.

Add visual interest to your look with monochromatic accessories such as the Hermes Arceau Chrono Colors watch with a white face and white leather straps (HK$48,300) and Tod's beige leather sunglasses (HK$5,400), both below.