Once upon a time, there were fashion rules about wearing white. “No white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day” began in the 1930’s. White was associated with the upper, upper class with unlimited leisure time (think white golf shirts) and black for those who worked. Wow! That’s annoying!
Then there was the rule of being able to wear only “winter” white other parts of the year. Really? Whatever…
Fashion changes. White on white is fashionable anytime. The only hard and fast rule is NEVER, NEVER wear white to a wedding unless you are the bride. Or wear white on white skiing, YIKES! Or wear a see through, although pretty summer shift to a family reunion or a water fight.
So be smart and fashionable. In a previous post I wrote about black and adding a pop of color. Where black on black can look sexy and classy, a pretty splash of color creates a look uniquely you. It’s the same with white. White on white can look beautiful and refreshing, especially in the upcoming swealtering summer months. But mixing it up can make the difference between looking fluorescent and stylish.
I’ve paired white jeans (a fashion staple) with a comfortable white striped shirt. Stripes only halfway up won’t over power your white on white look. I love sailing and I can see myself watching fireworks from the docks.
White represents openness and truth. It’s no wonder our forefathers incorporated this pristine color into our flag.
So don’t be hesitant during any season. Wear white on white this 4th of July as a symbol of what we love most about our country – freedom. But add a dash of blue or red or gold, pink (!) or even black…you know what I mean.
Photography by Taylor Hermanski
Shirt: Loft old Similar Pants: Target Shoes: Sole Society Watch: Kate Spade Necklace: Stella&Dot Earrings: Nordstrom Lipstick: Bite Bracelets: Stella & Dot
Happy Hump Day!