wear your whites (part I)

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I understand that this post is a bit of a joke, because you can wear almost anything with white pants. They don’t pose much of a challenge, unless we’re talking about the art of wearing without spilling on them (for me, this is a nightmare). Regardless, the next three posts will be about dressing up or dressing down white denim, in honor of Memorial Day and the antiquated “fashion ban” having been lifted on white…until Labor Day (hah).

Part I: White-out. Don’t be afraid to pile it on (though there can be many subtle color variations in white fabrics – they’re not always easy to match). This is a bit of a dressier outfit: my new favorite shoes and a creamy lace t-shirt under a fitted blazer. The layers of texture (linen, lace, smooth white denim, leather) add dimension and help to break up the white. Plus, a bit of sheerness (with the lace t-shirt) makes it the teeniest bit sexy. Finishing touches? A colorful necklace and tons of bracelets.

If you like this look, I’ve compiled a bunch of items (at the end of the post) so you can shop for summer.

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Here it is! Shop the post:

 
pants: zara // top: forever 21 (old) // blazer: urban outfitters (old) // shoes: charles jourdan // bag: marc by marc jacobs // jewelry: j.crew necklace, david yurman, kiel patrick james

Photos taken on Martha’s Vineyard (the West Chop Club and Vineyard Haven, to be exact).

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