I throw caution to the wind with regards to many of fashion’s “rules.” I wear black with navy, mix casual with dressy pieces, never reduce my accessories and I most definitely wear white after Labor Day! White pants no longer need to be relegated to your storage bin with the changing of the leaves. With a few thoughtful pairing ideas, you can easily enjoy your white pants year-around.
Outfit 1 Casual
This is a great outfit for brunch, shopping with friends, hitting your local farmers market…the list goes on. Note: I have omitted playing at the park. White jeans are not super kid friendly. However, I fully embrace my current “lifestyle” and wear what I want – dry-clean-only be damned! I am fairly savvy with the bleach…and an absolutely amazing product called Soil Luv (which I have only found thus far in Dollar Stores in California). The key to making this look work in cooler temps is the addition of lots of layers in varying patterns and textures. Then add a neutral bootie and you can sport this outfit throughout the year.
Outfit 2 9-5
This look is office friendly and totally chic. Just stay away from the coffee maker and dry erase pens! Also, when wearing wide leg trousers, be sure that the hem of the pant is just skimming the floor (this will allow you to maximize the leg-lengthing benefits of this cut). The addition of some metallic accessories and a punch of pattern with the bag make an all-white outfit more interesting yet sophisticated. The key to a monochromatic look such as this one is varying the texture of your matching pieces; the wool-blend trousers and the silk top. Although they are the same color, the different textures delineate the two pieces and add visual interest.
Outfit 3 Night Out
This look is seriously rock n’ roll – so fun and playful; the perfect mix of notice-me elements and seriously chic pieces. You could easily wear this outfit for a night on the town: a concert, party or out with the ladies. In particular, this outfit is an interesting dichotomy between casual (the destroyed jeans and tee) and dressy (the fur vest and high heels). Since the fur vest is such a statement, keeping the other accessories fairly neutral allows this special piece to be the focal point. Both the shoes and the vest are more of a blush white, which pair nicely with the stark white of the jeans. You can vary the tones of your white pieces as long as it looks purposeful, meaning that the pieces are noticeably a different shade of white.
So dust off your white pants and bring them back into the rotation. Let me know your favorite way to wear white in winter and please keep the feedback coming!
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