Great Whites: How to Wear the Current Trend


Fur, faux or otherwise, is pure luxury in the warmer whites, while tweed and corduroy are also worth considering. They’re fabrics that are warm, practical, and stylish, and are as suitable for lighter colors as they are the darks. The key to this look is mixing soft with fluffy with bumpy with smooth and wearing it all together.

Sparkling White

Take note of Lea Michele’s Oscar de la Renta dress from the SAG Awards with all its sparkle and glamour. Scarlet Johansson and Sandra Bullock wore similar pale and nude shades to the Golden Globes, also bejeweled and glittering as they made their way down the red carpet, demonstrating that white doesn’t have to be plain but makes a fine partner for all that glitters.
Metal, sequins, beading and rhinestones add shine, depth and interest, while gold accents warm the shade. Accessories are also an easy way to glam up a white outfit. Stacks of gold bangles, a metallic belt, handbag, or a sequined hair band are all easy ways to take a simple white outfit from day to night. H&M does sparkling dresses, tops and accessories to make you dazzle.

The Classic White Shirt
Just like the Chanel 2.55 bag, a good white shirt never goes out of fashion, come rain or shine. The great thing about the white shirt is that it comes in an endless variety of styles so there’s something to suit every body type. The best way to wear a white shirt is with your favorite pair of jeans - simple elegance at its best.

This season in particular, the white shirt has taken on a life of its own. Calvin Klein Collection, Ralph Lauren Collection and Akris are offering up the shirtdress in all different styles.  Jason Wu was all about adding big dramatic bows in delicate materials. Dolce and Gabbana even did a jumpsuit version of the classic white shirt.

However, sometimes sticking with what you know can pay off. Keeping it fresh and crisp, while adding your own stamp to the look with jewelry and accessories is usually the best way to go.  Ann Taylor, GAP and Banana Republic are your best bet for shirts on the high street, while Topshop have a few more interesting styles from the granddad shirt to a 70’s inspired shirtdress for $76.00.


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