White & Brown Outfit Combos That You Definitely Want In Your Closet This Summer

Certain color combos will always instantly bring you back to certain seasons. Founder of fashion blog The Sartorialist Scott Schuman‘s Instagram photo of a young woman in wearing white and brown sandals defines summer-casual and made me think of strolling the boardwalk on a warm afternoon or digging my toes in the sand for the first time each season.

Follow me on this one. When you think fall, what comes to mind? You've got your pumpkins, crunching leaves under your feet, sweet potato pie and Turkey on Thanksgiving. All of these elements share a common trait: their colors.

When I envision the summer months, I instantly think of bright colors decorating flowers in parks and bikinis in stores, but I also think of a sense of simplicity, and what could be more simple than an all white ensemble tastefully completed with a pair of brown sandals? Nothing.

White is one of the only colors that works in every season, but right now we're freewheeling into summer and trends will be trends, always trending. The next time you're searching your closet for the perfect outfit to wear to your cousin's birthday BBQ or best friends bonfire, keep in mind that a simple ensemble goes a long way.

Check out five white and brown combo outfits that will make your closet summer-ready.

1. Forever 21 + Michael Kors

Floral Faux Leather Applique Dress, 27.90, forever21.com

Michael Kors Oksana Sandals, $78.75, macys.com

2. Lovecat + Sam Edelman

Lovecat Sweep Me Off My Feet Romper, $62.00, urbanoutfitters.com

Brown Leather Gladiators, $77.99, heels.com

3. BP. + Topshop + Tory Burch

BP. Crop Tank, $12.00, nordstrom.com

Topshop Asymmetrical Midi Skirt, $115.00, nordstrom.com

Tory Burch Floral Perforated Flat Thong Sandal, $185, toryburch.com

4. Free People + BCBG + Lane Bryant

Solid Sheilas Rayon Drape and Tie Top, $78.00, zappos.com

High Waisted Freyed Hem Shorts, $78.00, bloomingdales.com

Strappy Gladiator Sandals, $34.96, lanebryant.com

5. Armani + Old Navy + TKEES

Armani Jeans Draped Sleeveless Blouse, $124.65, farfetch.com

Women's Linen-Blend Pull-Up Pants, $28.00, oldnavy.gap.com

Beach Bum Foundation Flip Flops, $50.00, blissboutiques.com

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Images: nordstom/Instagram, Courtesy Brands