Ahh... those first glimpses of summer. A homemade pitcher of iced tea, the first night sitting around a firepit, and that moment you throw on a crisp white tee for the day, no jacket required. Finally, summer is arriving and wearing all white just feels right—but whites can be tricky, so we’ve got some pro-tips and core pieces to make wearing whites feel as easy as a summer breeze.

Did you know that a plain white tee was the launch piece for Leallo? We had a hard time finding a quality white tee that was flattering, not too sheer or clingy, and stood up to washing well, so we made our own! We’ve grown a lot since then, but the simplicity of that quality white tee is at the core of what we do—beautiful, elevated basics.



  • FABRICS: Summer whites should be cool and airy, so always look for breathable, lightweight, natural fabrics like cotton gauze, linen, and Pima cotton. Pima has extra-long fibers that create a beautiful, breathable sheen with no pilling, it’s our favorite. Steer clear of synthetics even if they feel soft and lightweight, they won’t breathe or wash as well as natural fabrics do.
  • SHEERNESS: White fabrics do tend to be sheer if they aren't constructed just right, so look for quality natural fabrics with a tight weave (like Pima) and dresses with built-in linings (like our Cabana Button Back in the main photo above). Go for simple, smooth undergarments in matching skin-tones, and always double check your outfit, front and back, in good lighting before you leave the house.
  • CARE: Whites seem to pick up all the stains, so they can be a little high maintenance (just like the best of us) but if you follow 2 simple steps you'll have gorgeous whites all season long.

    First, always buy quality natural fabrics, they'll clean up and hold up to washings much better than synthetics.

    And second, spot treat stains, never toss your stained whites into the laundry basket, the stains will set as they sit, and become practically permanent when they hit the dryer. 



The Chloe is our everyday, core-collection white tee. It comes in distressed (left) or slub fabric (right) with a not-too-boxy cut that will French tuck beautifully into any pant. The beautiful, not-too-sheer slub is a quintessential summer vibe, while the distressed tee has only the tiniest bit of fraying along the edges and is a little bit opaquer. 

Shop the Chloe Distressed...
Shop the Chloe Slub...



The perfectly lightweight Poppy was Leallo’s very first pant style and is still a best-seller. The wide cut is great for a beach-to-lunch, and we love the deep pockets. Pair them with slides or white tennis shoes and the Chloe Tee or Jilda Tank.

Shop the Poppy...


A day-to-night essential, our new Cabana Dress in lightweight cotton gauze absolutely has it all, with a cool and comfortable lining, pockets, adjustable straps, and exposed button detail down the back. This is the summer dress you’ve been looking for.

Shop the Cabana...


A few versatile tee dresses in our wardrobe every summer are a must, they’re the perfect thing to just toss-on-and-go, but our new Emily dress kickes it up a notch and is an absolute obsession for us right now. With wide and flowy but not-too-poofy bell sleeves, and a flattering deep vee neckline, Emily can take you right from the beach, to the Surf Lodge, to the sofa with a cozy blanket, without missing a beat.

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For a chic and easy look, that requires little thought in the morning, but can take you right to a white party in the afternoon, go full monochromatic white. The Heidi top and Poppy Pant combo is a no-brainer classic, but most Leallo separates can be mixed and matched so get creative!

Shop the Heidi...
Shop the Poppy...




For a super elegant vibe, we love to mix true crisp whites with off-whites. Try a white tee or tank (like the Daisy above) with the Dune Crop Pant in Crema or Bone. It’s simple and chic no matter where your day takes you.

Shop the Daisy...
Shop the Dune Crop...

The changing of seasons is always a fresh and exciting time, and breaking out some fresh summer whites in June is like a Pumpkin Spice Latte in September—just the best, most reliable, timeless type of nostalgic vibe. Happy summer everyone!


1 comment

  • Hannah: June 08, 2023
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    So excited to stock up on Leallo whites for the summer!

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