Long a favorite warm weather color choice, white is this season’s must-have, whether you wear it head to toe or as an accessory. While some women might avoid white because of the “mess potential,” wearing it can be easy if you follow a few tips from the experts.
Celebrity stylist Jessica Paster, who works with A-list actresses, says, “White is a refreshing change of pace from the dark colors we wear. It’s just not celebrities that can pull off wearing white, everyone can wear it, but the key is knowing how to wear it well and avoid becoming a ‘fashion don’t.’ ”
Paster offers these tips to infuse white into your wardrobe and look hot all year long:
Wear White Right
White reflects light, so wherever you wear it, you will attract attention. Don’t accentuate parts of your body that you want to minimize by wearing white in that particular area.
For example, if you want to hide your hips, don’t wear white pants or a skirt with a dark top because the eye will be drawn to the bottom.
Instead, wear a white top and dark pants. Accessorize with fun metallics or bold colors.
Beat The Heat
White dresses are both fashionable and functional for warm weather and climates and they seem to be everywhere. Buy one in a light fabric, with lace or eyelet detail to bring out your feminine side on a scorching day. To make the outfit of the moment, pair your dress with espadrilles, wedges or leather sandals.
Although white clothes are fashionable and cool, they can become messy and unflattering in an instant with one slip of the hand. One way to make sure your whites stay white is to carry Tide to Go in your purse or briefcase. It’s a portable stain remover that works instantly to remove many food and drink stains, in case of a fashion emergency.
Whether you’re going to work, running to the grocery store or going out to dinner, wearing white can be easier than ever. As you’re out shopping for key essentials, keep in mind Paster’s tips to look effortlessly chic and stay cool all year long, no matter what the situation.