3 Ways to Wear White

4 years ago

I used to be skeptical about wearing white. I thought that it made me look larger than I was, and I never felt that my skin was quite bronze enough to complement it, so I just didn't don white clothing on the regular.

Over the past few years, I've reconsidered my feelings about what I now believe to be a versatile clothing color option. I slowly began to incorporate more white pieces into my wardrobe -- like the dresses and jeans you see pictured here -- and I now consider them a staple.

Here are three easy ways that anyone can wear white, year-round!

With Color

White goes with anything, from basic black to any other color in the rainbow, so have fun with it! Invest in a versatile foundation piece, like a great pair of skinny white pants, white shorts or a white skirt. This wardrobe basic will last from season to season, and can be punched up with a top in a trendy pattern or color, and accessories.

Head to Toe

It's a far cry from my original feelings about white as a fashion choice, but my favorite way to wear it is head to toe. Don’t worry about matching the white shades exactly, and have fun with different textures and fabrics. Keep your whole look neutral with muted accessories, or experiment with colorful options to take it up a notch.

The Little White Dress

The little white dress is a versatile and refreshing alternative to the tried-and-true LBD. You can dress the LWD up or down for any occasion (aside from a wedding, of course. Let's let the bride have her day, assuming she's going with white herself.) Try layering a blazer or a thin jacket on top, and adding accessories like belts, scarves and necklaces to create a variety of different looks.

My feelings about white clothing have obviously turned around, and I've found much to embrace about this wardrobe color option. Do you wear white? If not, give it a shot. It really does go with anything.

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