Top - Banana Republic / Jeans - Express / Earrings, Ring, Sunnies - H&M
Shoes - BCBG / Belt - Borrowed from Husband
The sun came out this weekend and it was absolutely thrilling. (Just in time to participate in the PSS Bloggers Do It Better linkup featuring one of spring's hottest looks - head to toe white.) Besides the fact that my toes were itching to peek out of my new sandals, (DSW clearance rocks!) the weather was still a bit chilly at times and I didn't feel quite ready to full on white out just yet. Opting for peanut butter brown accessories grounded the bright white. And you know how bad I wanted feathers...so far I'm content with these pop of peach earrings that, combined with platforms, feel very hippie glam.
White is chicer than ever. Worn crisp and cool in the form of a white suit or crinkly and comfy in a linen pant version, this trend is truly timeless.
Do White Right:
- When considering undergarments, nude is a better choice than white or cream. And did you know light gray can work just as well? It creates a shadow effect, nearly disappearing below the surface. A good rule of thumb about visibility - if you think we can see it, we can probably see it ;)
- The fewer seams underneath, the better. This goes for VPL, bra straps and/or cami's. White reflects light and any bump, groove or lump is only intensified. That being said, some white's are purposely thin or sheer (like my top above) so a visible tank is expected. However, more substantial fabrics (like my denim) calls for coverage...a polka dot thong would be unsightly.
- To avoid the Michelin man look, find ways to add depth or dimension with accessories like long necklaces, a belt or additional layers to break up the monotony.
- White (and it's many versions) is extremely versatile. It's accented well with warm or cool tones, looks fabulous head to toe or in pieces.
Here are a few of my favorite white combos.
Finding the Right White:
Skins tones are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Hair color (natural or otherwise), eye color, even the brightness of your teeth affect the overall way color can enhance or diminish your appearance. Finding the right white can be as simple as asking yourself a few questions:
What's my skin tone? Are my undertones blue-ish, pinkish, or am I more olive or yellow?
What colors am I wearing when I receive compliments? Are they in the warm or cool family?
There's the scoop. Go forth and rock the whites! Still want more? Check out my Winter White Out.
How do you wear your whites?? Comment, Tweet me or join the chat on Facebook!