Stylish Ways With White
By Yemisi Suleiman
White parties are all the rage now and what better way to look fresh and crisp for your party than in a well co-ordinated all-white outfit. No colour is fresher than white. And, when you wear the hue from head to toe, it results in an exceptionally stylish, high-impact look that gets you noticed anywhere. Though it could be tricky to pull off, but hey, that’s why we are here.
So, if you want to wear a white ensemble at your next cocktail party or work the trend for your next weekend outing, check out our picks for some of the most stylish ways to wear white.
Pair with Ivory
Throw on an ivory blouse and white jeans with a pop-of-colour purse for a chic off-duty look.
White is pure, innocent and girly. Choose a sexy white number that will speak for itself. A high-neck, long-sleeve dress is striking in white.
Break the Monochrome
Break up a monochrome ensemble by mixing different shades of white. For example, throw on a cream-coloured kimono jacket over a white top and jeans.
All White Suit
Tailored white pieces paired with contrasting accents lend a streamlined look. An all-white trouser suit or jump suit will make just the right statement. Don’t forget to rock your favourite bold lip colour.
This colour can look sweet when you pair a white cocktail dress with lady-like shoes and clutch for a cocktail party.
Show off your midriff in cool cut-offs and cropped tops.
White, short suit with sky-high heels will make a show-stopping statement for an all-white night party.
Look white hot in a one-shoulder dress uplifted with sparkly accessories like diamond studs, embellished sandals and a statement bag.
One can never go wrong in a white lace dress with black and gold accessories.
White pencil skirt with a classic white shirt and nude heels and matching bag is an example of an all-white outfit done right.
CARE FOR YOUR WHITES
Follow this laundry advice to maintain your white’s crisp colour over time:
* Wash them after every one to two wears.
* Attack stains as soon as possible.
* Always separate white and coloured clothes.
* Pick a laundry detergent that contains bleach.
* Don’t overload your washing machine.
* Use hot water for fabric.
* Dry clothes according to label instructions.