I am seeing a lot of nautical inspired looks, probably because spring is here and the sun is beginning to shine. So we must all get out in our stripes, boat necks, and white pants.
This brings into consideration the white pant. How many of you wear white on the bottom? White pants, white skirt, or even white shoes. I just have a hard time with it. I love the cool Martha’s Vineyard look: wide leg white pants with a blue striped boat neck shirt. This look is soft, classic, and cool. Throw in some straw wedges and you have the perfect outfit. Such a classic outfit that you can immediately visualize. Sorry, I had trouble finding the pictures. Sarah Jessica Parker wore this style in Failure to Launch.
I would love to be able to pull this look off, but I don’t wear white. White just doesn’t work for me. As a mom of a toddler, a teacher, and a normal person living in the Pacific Northwest, white won’t stay white on me. I am not sure white stays white on anyone up here with all our rain, mud, rain, and more rain.
I try, really I do. Recently, I bought some gorgeous cream crushed velvet chords (not white, but close enough), the price was too good to pass up. I thought they would be perfect for when I teach high school. So I wore the adorable outfit: cream pants, purple ’60s inspired shirt and suede flats. Big Fail. Not the outfit, it looked great until I walked out to the METAL SHOP across the muddy parking lot. Argh, no one warned me. By the time I carefully walked across the flood, I had mud splattered up the back on my legs. Maybe I just walk wrong.
To really pull off the white you need confidence. I think the same can be said for most fashion. Be strong that you can wear it. Know you look good and it will look good all day. I never have a problem wearing green, even my green wig for a sounders game. But white, I am timid. Too many bad experiences.
How do you wear white and how do you keep your whites white?