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Jessica Chastain

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Talk about white hot!

There's no doubt that winter whites dominated the red carpet last season, but the clean hue is definitely sticking around for the warm weather months.

But if an all-white outfit is a bit too stark for your style, do as Jessica Chastain does and reach for a fresh frock with an eye-popping pattern to break up monochromatic monotony. 

We loved the cool windowpane print on the Zero Dark Thirty star's Nicola Trissardi cocktail dress, plus the fact that she accessorized with white Louboutin pumps—pearly heels are having a moment, after all!—and a brilliant blue bag.

Stylish separates, like the breezy wide-leg trousers Kelly Rowland recently wore for a visit to the BET studios in New York, are also an easy way to work whites into your wardrobe this summer, without embracing the hot hue from head-to-toe.