Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hot Damn....Here We Go Again...

WHITE....

It's such a gorgeous, classy, chic looking color.

Yet, many have a hard time wearing it.

I myself am a complete klutz so I always fear that I will trip over my own feet and land in a pile of dog pooh while wearing white. Or spill some of my Diet Coke on my white blazer. I tried wearing white here and I was totally embarrassed at how it turned out. So today, I try yet again to rock the infamous hue. This time I'm doing so with a different purpose in mind. I'm joining Kristina from PrettyShinySparkly as she brings some of the hottest, sexiest, most fashionable bloggers together to participate in Assignment #2 of her Bloggers Do It Better Challenge-White Out.

Here are a few of my favorite 'how to wear white' tips:

1. SUIT UP-Mix and match separates with other items in your wardrobe. For a not so formal look, pair a suit jacket or blazer with some tattered white denim.

Blazer..Belt..Wedges-Thrifted/Denim..Pattern Shirt-NY & Co

2.LAYER TEXTURES and TONES-This helps to add dimension to an otherwise boring look. Here I paired an off white, almost cream polyester blended blazer with white cotton bottoms.



I took a vintage thrifted blazer and paired it with some modern NY & Co denim that I found on a $9.99 clearance.

3. ACCENTUATE WITH COLOR-You can add any color you want when working with a white outfit. Color adds flair and chic! I chose to go with a fuchsia belt and silver and gold wedges. (Which by the way are the Shoe Of The Week-go over to AHeartAndSoulStory to check out her challenge)



 I added a pop of color with a patterned shirt, thrifted belt, and topped it off with my staple piece-the vintage wedges.

Vintage Wedges

Love these shoes

I thrifted these suckers for 99 cents. I can't wait to style them with some of my other pieces. This fit along with these rules make me a little more comfortable with wearing white during the 'off season'.



What about when old fashioned parents or grandparents for that matter say that 'you're not supposed to wear white before Memorial Day nor after Labor Day'? I say that myth is played out and white is the new black. Go to PrettyShinySparkly to see how my other blogger diva's are rocking their WHITE OUT!

How do you feel about the old adage of only wearing white during 'certain' seasons?

SIDENOTE: I'm also participating in Kileen's Color Brigade and the  Shoe of the Week Challenges today. Click on the links to visit them.

ALSO>>>go HERE to enter my Spring Break Beauty Giveaway


18 comments:

  1. Thrifting is my LIFE!!! About 70% of my wardrobe consists of thrifted items. And when I do go thrifting I make sure to only look for the 99 cent items. I've scored some major cuties and all for a bare minimum price!

    Rockwell

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  2. Nice flair to the all white...cute!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  3. "hot damn" for sure! i love EVERYTHING about this look from the blazer, the white denim, the belt, the pop of color in the blue blouse...the SHOES! you look HOT! :)

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  4. Oh, I just love the blazer with ripped jeans! What a fun juxtaposition! Great outfit!

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  6. OH I do not refrain from wearing white all year round. and I LOVE the pops of color you added with your white!

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  7. First let me say: what a thrift find for 99 cents.I still can't believe people who avoid thrifting. There are so many treasures to find, ahhhh. Great addition to the W-O challenge.

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  8. Anja_AHeartandSoulStoryJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    wow, you really managed to combine so many challenges!!! Amazing! Thx first of all for participating.

    I LOVE those wedges, they look amazing. Can't believe how little they cost. The white jeans are so cool and look great on you. you can definitely pull that all white look off!

    Am your newest follower :)

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  9. StillblondeafteralltheseyearsJanuary 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Those are the perfect perfect jeans! Did you buy them this year? Great post! Your shoes are very close to my shoes in my post...at least the multiple metallics!

    Would love it, if you would stop by and see how a 45+ year old handles “White Out”—you might get a good chuckle anyway! See you there! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/05/white-out-change-it-up-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45/

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  10. The jeans are from last season..I was soooo excited that I found them for only $10. I've visited your blog several times before and am highly impressed by all of your Goodwill finds...I loves Goodwill, especially the overflow that they get from Targets clearance racks!!

    Rockwell

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  11. Thanks a bunch Roni;-)

    Rockwell

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  12. Yeah I don't wear much white myself and as I've been reading through blogs it seems as though alot of other people don't either. Don't give up on it though-it looks so classy-that's if you can keep it from getting stained throughout the day!

    Rockwell

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  13. Tee hee...thanks. I never really thought about the vast contrast of these two pieces. I honestly just took all the white items that I owned and smashed them together! This challenge reminds me that I desperately need to buy more white for the spring season.

    Rockwell

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  14. I'm not sure who made the 'when not to wear white' rules but they've long since left my memory. Rules were meant to be broken so I'm rocking my white whenever I please! And adding a pop color makes me feel a little less bland!

    Rockwell

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  15. Great tips! Though, after this challenge, I doubt I'll ever wear just white again haha! Maybe one more time... It made me feel self-conscious to be wearing such a white-- sort of how another person feels when they wear something bright. :)

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  16. Thanks for visiting and following! And especially for hosting the shoe challenge because what girl doesn't love shoes!? I don't get around to posting many outfit pics because my camera is stupid right now so I try to combine as many challenges as I can into one post/outfit.

    The wedges for this 'fit were such a steal. I was worried that they looked to 'grandmotherly' at first but everyone seems to adore them so I will be doing alot of styling with them this spring!

    Rockwell

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  17. Those jeans are amazing on you! So jealous!! I have purchased 3 pairs of white jeans and none fit me very well... I'm still looking. 

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  18. Thank You. I'm quite excited that they actually fit the way I want them to. I guess I'm gonna have to stock up on bleach so that they will last for more than one season! Keep looking though because believe me it's wasn't easy finding these!

    Rockwell

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