like wearing shorts or distressed denim, wearing white can be a controversial topic. when should i wear white? or should i even wear it at all? questions long debated and will be to come, no doubt. it probably comes as no surprise that i happen to love white. and it probably comes as even less of a surprise that i wear it year round. and because i love white so much, i thought we’d continue our “how to” series today and talk how to wear white.
i’ve gone through the archives and pulled a variety of different items and outfits demonstrating my love of skirts, jeans, shirts and the like. hopefully this post will inspire you to pull out that pair of white denim that’s been sitting in the closet untouched.
today, i chose a classic color combo – the mighty black and white that’s always right any time of year. but i think it looks particularly crisp and clean for summer. and there’s nothing quite like a crisp cotton shirt. if you ever wonder how to jazz up a white shirt blazers and cardigans add that little extra something. but today i reached for a knit shell to add pizazz to an otherwise ho-hum outfit. knit shells are a closet staple that looks great tucked underneath blazers. but they can shine on their own when worn as a vest. who doesn’t want versatility when it comes to their wardrobe?
here, d i’m trotting out a new pair of jeans. this pair fits like a glove, has a high rise with button closure. the fabric is performance stretch denim that moves with you through the day. many of us shy away from white denim due to lumps and bumps showing. that isn’t the case with these jeans. although it hugs your curves. and i do mean hug. i’m wearing a size 8, and it fits true to size.
there are so many versions of a white shirt – button-down, tuxedo, non-iron, silk, cotton, statement sleeves, the choices are endless. so below i’ve pulled together a sampling to give you a sense of what we’re working with.
here are three ways to wear a white suit.
- first, a suit looks fantastic with a tank tucked underneath. but blouses and button-ups are viable options.
- second, suits are separates that can be worn independently from each other. here the suit pants are dressed down with a sweater for a casual outfit.
- a suit jacket adds polish to a simple dress.
have other ways you like to wear them? let me know in the comments below.