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Which white is for you?

June is here and with the warmer weather in the UK, we're looking forward to hot days, chilled drinks, longer days, Wimbledon and strawberries!

As children whenever Wimbledon was on, we would dig out our tennis rackets and aertex t-shirts and rush out into our street and play tennis until the sun set. Yes, we did play in the streets and yes, for the whole time Wimbledon was on, we had to look like tennis stars in our ‘white’, probably not so ‘white’ after a few spectacular volleys and saves.

As we know the Wimbledon dress code is very strict and no other colour has graced its hallowed courts other than white. So how can you be game, set and match in your right white this June?

Embrace white this season - a classic hue that evokes a luxurious, classic and understated style.

Shades of white work beautifully to lift any look and instantly make you feel ready for warmer weather and longer, sun-filled days. How you wear your whites will depend on which hair colour you have.

Light or deep

If you fall into the light blonde colour category, like Cate Blanchett (above left) then you can wear white on its own this Summer as it perfectly complements your light, delicate look. A Soft White or Ivory will work best for you - accessorise with Stone or Taupe as Cate has done above.

For those of you who fall into the dark hair colour category, you need to add darker shades to your white outfit to ensure it harmonises with your dark hair, eyes and lashes/brows. Try pairing it with black for a classic monochrome look or opt for Forest Green, Royal Purple or True Blue to inject some contrast. So for example, a dark top with white linen trousers would be perfect!

Warm or cool

If you have red-toned hair (any shade from strawberry blonde to auburn), green or blue eyes and warm-toned brows, your colours need to have a yellow or warm tone to them, so avoid whites that are too stark or 'cool'. Instead opt for a Soft White or Cream. Pair with a Light Navy denim jacket and gold jewellery to achieve a stunning Summer look.

If you have glorious silver or white hair, Soft White and Rose Beige will look great on you and you can combine these with many other shades from your palette. Try Soft White with Icy Green or Sky Blue for a refreshing combination or go bold and pair Rose Beige with Cassis or Hot Pink to make a statement!

Clear or soft

Those of you who fall into the dark hair with clear blue or bright eyes, will need to add some bright pops to their white outfits to reflect the contrast in their natural colouring. Have fun with colourful accessories like necklaces, earrings, belts and bags to give your white outfit the wow factor! Alternatively opt for a pattern to break up the white. Stripes are a key look this Summer and perfect for injecting some colour!

Those of you with soft brown hair look best in colours of medium-depth, so you will need to add some complementary tones to your white pieces to balance them. Sage, Grey-Green and Spruce are all classic colours which look great worn with white for a casual, cool Summer look.

Anyone for tennis? Maybe we haven’t inspired you to rush out onto the court but enjoy white and what it offers whilst you can.