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.
have other ways you like to wear them? let me know in the comments below.
for the fifth straight year, Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered together for Talbots: Dress for Success. the idea is simple: let’s support the economic empowerment and independence of women the world over. to do this, Talbots will collect clothing donations of new (or nearly new) work ready clothing between February 20th-24th. they will also accept donations in-store or online. to date, Dress for Success has raised more than $6 million and collected over 18,000 boxes of donated business attire benefiting over 125,000 women across America.
as many of my followers know, i’m an advocate for strong, independent working women. it’s important that we’re all trailblazers in our own right—big or small–in our daily lives. and a key component of being an independent women is economic independence. maybe you’re currently in the workforce or maybe you previously were.
whatever the case, you know that to to achieve any form of independence not only takes hard work and diligence from our school days and beyond, but also the support from friends, family, and our communities around us. let me know someone who helped you on your journey in the comments below.
one of the ways you can support Dress for Success, but more importantly woman looking to succeed in the workforce, is to shop the O, The Oprah Magazine cardigan collection. 30 percent of the proceeds directly benefits Dress for Success. the collection features five comfy cardigans. i’ve chosen to style the chevron cardigan today, but i’ve put together a slider of all the cardigans below.
to me, nothing says “strong” and “independent” more than black and white. in a lot of ways, i’ve put together a simple but classic outfit. i’ve paired my centerpiece cardigan with a crisp white poplin popover and streamlined black ankle pants. it’s the perfect outfit for most vocations, really. and anyone can pull it off. how are you thinking of wearing your cardigan? what color combinations spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s for you?
there are a lot of ways in which you can make Dress for Success successful.