We’ve all heard the cardinal rule to never wear white after Labor Day. Thought to have originated in the late 19th century, it was created as a way to distinguish the old money elitists from the “nouveau riche” (new money). Old money had the resources to leave the stuffy, hot, overcrowded cities during the warmer months and wore white as vacation apparel.
But rules were made to be broken! We encourage you to cheerfully and defiantly wear white at any time of year you please and below are some ways to show those old money elitists how to rock white in the 21st century. Purchase eShakti dresses HERE. Purchase the Paparazzi Turquoise necklace from HERE.
1. A colorful statement necklace
Gleaming jewel tones pop on the clean canvas of white so don’t be afraid to use eye-catching pieces, even layering several of them together, and pull up your hair to make sure all eyes are on your gorgeous face. When using such drama up top, though, keep your other accessories subdued as to not accidentally create an overdressed look.
Our favorite: Don’t Ask Goldtone Floral Statement Necklace. Click HERE to purchase.
2. Opposites attract
Adding black shoes and/or sunglasses will create a striking contrast to the white.
Our favorite: Lane Bryant Embellished Cateye Sunglasses Black; now BUY 1 GET 1 FOR 70% OFF). To purchase, click HERE.
3. Belt it
Leather or fabric belts can help your waist look more narrow and help break up the monochromatic look that white can give.
Our favorite: Eloquii Tie Front Wrap Around Belt (30% Off Select Styles – code: SWEET). Click HERE to purchase.
4. Aww, are you blushing?
An ultra-feminine way to dress up a white outfit is with a soft blush purse, a hint of blush on your cheeks, and a subtle pink lipstick or gloss.
Our favorite: Merle Norman PINK PARTY CHEEK PALETTE. To purchase, click HERE.
5. Let your inner spirit animal shine through
Pull out your favorite animal print accessories; zebra print sneakers, a leopard bracelet, etc, for a walk on the wild side without looking like Jungle Jane.
A favorite: Gold-Tone Cheetah-Print Faux-Fur Animal Print Bangle Bracelet. To purchase, click HERE.
6. Class up your curves
The timeless color combination of navy blue and gold, like navy blue pumps and gold bangle bracelets, will ensure that Coco Chanel has got nothing on you!
Our favorite: J. Renee Jenvey Slingback Sandal in Navy; (Anniversary Sale starts July 28th!). Click HERE.
7. Denim duds
Pull out the jean jacket you kept from the 80s (don’t give me that look; you know you have at least one!) for a casual yet edgy vibe.
Our favorite: Trendy Plus Size Pixie Long Sleeve Denim Jacket. To purchase, clickHERE.
8. Make friends with neutrals
While they have a reputation for being boring, neutrals become anything but when paired with a beautiful white outfit. Look for pieces like a nude pattern bag and you’ll be the opposite of boring!
Our favorite: Brahmin Caroline Melbourne Embossed Leather Satchel. Click to buy HERE.
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