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With the spring 2012 runways chock full of hyper-bright neons and diaphanous whites (hello, The Row!), your winter wardrobe of dreary blacks and grays are just begging for an overhaul. Luckily, it's never too late to brighten up, even if the weather hasn't yet followed suit.
In any case, you only have two days to break the ultimate non-rule of wearing white pre-Memorial Day, so you might as well do it with some sartorial sass! Whether you're heading to the Hamptons for a little poolside R+R or you'll be spending the day guzzling beer at a BBQ, here are three easy-to-wear ideas for incorporating white into your daily rotation. Oh, and if you're looking for some neon bikini inspiration, we've got you covered there, too. Deer to Your Heart Dress, $95 at Modcloth // Fitted Blazer In Papaya, $49.95 at H&M // Everett Marine Slate Sunnies, $95 (with Rx!) at Warby Parker // Tuile Necklac, $258 at Anthropologie // Deena & Ozzy Leather Buckle Sandals, $39 at Urban Outfitters // Low Luv x Erin Wasson Horse Hoof Wrap Ring, $32 at Revolve Clothing
Kain Classic Washed Silk Tank, $155 at Net-a-Porter // Ripped Denim, $80 at Zara // The Row Ferrier Hammered-Satin and Linen Blazer, $1,950 at Net-a-Porter // Hive & Honey Foster Shoes, $109 at Piperlime // Anis Shades in Black, $20 at NastyGal // Tillary Purse, $148 at J.Crew // Spike Stretch Bracelet, $14 at ASOS // Claw Cuff, $14 at ASOSSam & Lavi Addison Lace Shorts, $115 at Madewell // Boy. by Band of Outsiders Chambray Shirt, $305 at Bloomingdales // Kate Spade Shoulder Bag, $298 at Bloomingdales // Dimpled Bib Necklace, $10 at Forever21 // Calvin Klein Isabella Suede Ankle Boots, $228 at The Outnet // Betsey Johnson Watch, $105 at Macys // White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, $39 at JCPenney