Monday, November 11, 2013

Wearing White

Wearing all white looks elegant

Years ago it was a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. I will be the first to say that I just didn’t understand this rule. There are way more colors that symbolize summer than white. Turquoise, bright yellow, or any neon color would have me thinking summer long before I got to white. In fact, I think white is a perfectly good color to wear during winter or all year round.


Keep the look wintery
I have to admit that I wear white or a version of white, winter white, which is a very light ivory color all year round. My winter white wool coats gets way more usage during the winter than summer for obvious reasons and I’m not ashamed to wear it. No feelings of committing a fashion faux pas here. I think it looks great, especially when worn with black slacks and a white turtleneck sweater.


Add small touches of color, blue gemstone jewelry add a little pop of color
When I wear the above mentioned combination I usually get compliments on my outfit. Even my husband noticed which is rare. In order to pull off white for winter, start with tone. Nothing to bright white is best, that slightly soft ivory or a muted white works best. Then go for a fabric that matches the season. Wool, leather, jersey knit, something that has warmth written all over it. The weight of the fabric should be heavier and denote winter.


Or add some tan or taupe to the mix, gold is good also
Finally, keep all the pieces wintery. No opened toed shoes, spaghetti strap dresses or light camisoles made of thin lace. The pieces should look like they will keep you warm. Now I’m not saying you can’t wear a nice winter white cocktail dress to a party. I’m just saying that everyday wearing of white during winter needs an indication that you know the time of year, because it really isn’t the color that is a faux pas it’s the fashion you wear.
White looks great in the office, elegant and professional

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