hen you see a person wearing an entirely white outfit
, it’s most likely because: A.
They’re a doctor or nurse. B.
They’re getting married or C.
They work at the Cheesecake Factory. While it’s been a bit of a fashion faux pas to wear White
before Memorial Day in the past, that’s an outdated fashion rule. And
wearing all white
is not only unexpected, it’s a refreshingly crisp style surprise.
There are so many outdoor events during spring and summer such as birthdays, baby showers, fashion shows, or any garden party. Below, I added some spring 2012 style twists and dressed up my sister in a simple ALL WHITE outfit adding bursts of color, snow capped nails and neutral details that could easily be emulated for any sunny soiree…
On the Fence ~ There is nothing more annoying than trying to decide between a couple outfits for an event. One tip is to remember to to have a “Little White Dress” just like you’d have a “Little Black Dress.” Or a white blazer, pants suit or skirt works as well.
Evaluate Your (Fashion) Risk ~ The age old rule of “Don’t Wear White After Labor Day or Before Memorial Day” began in the 1940′s, and while there’s still mixed thoughts on this fashion rule, I think it’s perfectly okay to wear as much white as you want. What do you think?
Stilettos & Dirt Don’t Mix
~ Skip heels at any outdoor event that may result in you sinking into the earth. Wedges and flats are far more practical and just as trendy. These retro baby blue & white wedges are extremely comfortable with a padded leather sole, my sister agreed. Wedges courtesy of Born Shoes (Same here on OnlineShoes.com)
What is “Fashionably Late”? ~ For weddings, church services, business meetings or theater performances, there’s no such thing, so please be on time. But for cocktail and holiday parties, most etiquette guides concur that there is a 30 minute window for you to arrive ‘fashionably late.’ I’m sure this could be extended to 60 minutes in LA though.
Bleach it Baby! ~ There’s nothing worse than dull white clothing. Try brightening with a bit of bleach in the washer. This top & shorts my sister is wearing are a couple years old, but look just as white as the day they were charged thanks to a splash of Clorox.
1. Pony Tricks: If you throw your hair in a ponytail fast for an event, I always wrap a strand of hair around the pony tail holder. Secure it with a bobby & give a basic pony more of a high-fashion look.
2. Floral “Pin It:” ~If you’re bored of a simple top, blazer or dress, simply add a faux flower like I did with this coral one ($3.95 at H&M). It adds an instant burst of one of this season’s hottest trends; FLORAL.
3. Snow White Mani/Pedi: ~If you haven’t tried white nail polish before, it’s an unexpected change. White watches are a fun LMFAO style inspiration.
DETAILS by Dale
Shorts -NewYork&Co., Top~ Anne Taylor, Wedges~ Women’s Born Shoes , Handbag ~ Dimoni, Necklace & Bardot Spiral Bracelet ~ Stella & Dot here & here, Watch~ random, Flower pin & rings~ H&M, Nail polish~ Hands (Sinful Colors ‘Snow Me White’) Toes ~ (China Glaze ‘Innocence’)
Do you try to follow the ‘No White before Memorial Day’ rule or do you wear as much white as you want? Of course it helps when the weather is warm where you live. Also, guys can definitely pull off white pants (more on that coming soon)
Thanks to my sister, Jody, for helping me with this post and I hope you had a great weekend,
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