Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I love white in the spring and summer!  Actually, I usually don’t start wearing white until Memorial Day because I guess I’m old school.  And, I’ve worn so much white by Labor Day that I’m done, so I don’t wear it much after Labor Day, either.   Those rules don’t really apply anymore I’ve heard, so you do you.  One fall I wore white jeans with brown riding boots, but it didn’t feel right to me. Anyway, no judgement if if does feel right to you!  

For some reason, I don’t have a lot of white tops.  I have lots of white bottoms, however.  I have:

1 pair of white linen wide legged pants (Old Navy) Old Navy is a great place for white because it won’t break the bank.

1 white skort (Kohl’s Chaps brand)

1 pair of white linen shorts (Old Navy)

1 pair of white denim cut off shorts (Target’s Universal Thread)*I love Target’s Universal Thread line.  It has a Madewell vibe.  

1 pair of white distressed jeans (American Eagle) I love AE jeans.  You may have to order online if you need short like me.  

1 pair of non distressed jeans that I frayed the bottom of myself.  Check it out here.  (Old Navy)*

*New this season.  Everything else is at least a year old.  

I find that white works well for my summer color palette in my closet.  It looks great with yellow, navy, orange, black, things with white stripes, and the list goes on.  Check out my post on summer staples here.  Check out my summer outfit ideas post here.  

Here I am in the cut off shorts.  

Here I am in the skort.  It looks like a skirt but has shorts underneath.  It’s like a spork – a spoon and a fork. 

I am the proud mom of teenage twin boys.  There were many years when I didn’t wear white!  Maybe like ages 0-8?  Ha!  If you are currently in the baby, toddler, preschooler, messy early elementary age with your kids you may not want to own many white pieces.  You could maybe have a pair of jeans to wear out to dinner when you have a sitter.  Just know that your day to wear white will come.  

Here are my tips for wearing white:

-Do not put white on until you are totally ready.  Do your hair and makeup in something else.

-Do not cook in white.

-Do not wear white when it’s raining.  I almost always wear black pants when it’s raining because even when it stops, those puddles will get you.  

-Wash your hands before you put the white item on.

-Avoid touching your pants or putting hands in pockets.  

-Ahem – Don’t wear white when Aunt Flo comes to town.  I hope you understand this euphemism.

-Don’t wear white when you will be sitting on benches, bleachers, etc. 

O.k. – I know that sounds like lots of rules.  In the end, you just have to go for it and maybe carry a Tide pen or a Clorox pen.  I’m wild and don’t carry either.  Just live your life in white and when you get home there’s always Oxiclean.  (not sponsored by Tide, Clorox, or Oxiclean.)


P.S.S. – Get out to the sales!  It’s time to get summer clothes for a song!  

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip – How to Wear White Without Fear

  1. I wear white all year. It’s so hot here in the summer that I don’t wear my white denim much so I pull it out more in the cooler months. Summer months are all about white shorts for me. Great tips, I used to carry a Tide pen when my boys were younger!


    1. Thank you! I would love to see a post on how to wear white year round! Or even how you change your clothing slightly each season?


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