how to wear white : 10 lessons.

Friday, 12 July 2013

{Lesson #1 : invest in the perfect white shirt. One can never go wrong with this classic item - choose one from the silken confections by Equipment and they will last you a lifetime.}


{Lesson #2 : a top-to-toe whitewash can be as much of a statement as a crimson dress if executed properly. Adhere to one hue and add gold and beige accents to keep the aesthetic polished.}


{Lesson #3 : play with architecture. When wearing a white-on-white outfit, attention to detail is imperative - I love geometric details and asymmetry.}


{Lesson #4 : brevity is the soul of wit. Sartorial simplicity is the soul of chic.}


{Lesson #5 : be a canvas. These shorts and top have been worn relentlessly but I have created a plethora of different outfits through scrupulous accessorising.} 


{Lesson #6 : glamorous casual outfits are the paradoxical summation of the whimsical plus the inanely versatile. This skirt is such a key statement piece that is so easily translated to daily usage with a more casual white cardigan.}


{Lesson #7 : add colour. Bold, vivacious pops are incredibly fun and can be calibrated to your mood.}


{Lesson #8 : appreciate texture. Lace, frills, ruffled hems ... white is a blank canvas, so you can work these details simultaneously!} 


{Lesson #9 : an outfit isn't the mere summation of clothes. Wearing white means you can instil more creativity into your make-up routine and add some effervescence with a bright lip colour.}


{Lesson #10 : the LWD is the new LBD. Slip it on in summer for a crisp look or find a knitted version for the colder seasons and you'll embrace a new sophistication that is fresher and more youthful than black.}


If you have been following my blog for some time (you lovely thing!), you may have noticed how utterly ubiquitous this part of the colour spectrum is in my wardrobe.

I hope these lessons help you achieve sartorial en-whitenment (yes, tragic allusion to the Reflex ad haha).

Have a splendid weekend everyone and I would love to know what your favourite wardrobe hue is!

Much love, Mandy. xx










37 comments:

  1. You look so good in white! it's simply stunning on you and teh most important thing is that you wear it with confidence. I'd be too worried stressing about what could possibly stain it, and trying to avoid stains yet still managing to ruin the clothes anyway, haha. I wear more blue that white. I remember the days my wardrobe was almost completely blue...I think it's more balanced now.

    Away From Blue

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  2. this is fanTAStic. Obviously you look ethereally beautiful in all of these, but I love that you've made white wearable for all of us. I think it's often seen as such a taboo color, so I really admire your ability to make it approachable.

    LOVING white on white recently. Nothing better.

    cheers,

    -gab

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  3. do a black one do a black one!

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  4. nice pics;DDD



    i invite to me too


    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this look! You pull it off so well with your tanned skin! xx

    www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, so many perfect outfits. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  7. I need more white in my wardrobe!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. These are great tips on how to wear white!! You pin pointed all the essential tips and I appreciate your detailed explainaion! Perhaps I could pull off an all white assemble as well :)

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  9. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    Oh gosh you look so amazing, you're so stylish dear!!!

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  10. I've shied away from all white outfits in the past, but you've given me some inspiration :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  11. Great advices..very useful tips indeed! Love all your outfits, but my faves are the first, and the two last ones! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers), and bloglovin? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x❤x❤

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  12. Oh goshh mandy this is a wonderful post! You're such a stunning lady.. damnnn I miss you!! <3

    Have a lovely day!
    Big hugs!

    Boonya - theartywardrobe.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  13. White looks AMAZING on you! This post was very helpful and informative

    www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com

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  14. Ooooh some great tips here. Im yet to find the perfect white shirt :( I have 2, but neither are exactly what I want.

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  15. I love all your white looks! Such a great post, love it! ;)

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  16. I absolutely love your style. You always look amazing! I love how you manage to make all the white pieces work and so diverse. No two of your outfits are the same...

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous your looks!! Love it, love all pictures and lessons :)

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  18. you look so beautiful and stylish, dear!
    gorgeous outfits)

    what about following each other? i'm following you now, follow me back via gfc and bloglovin please) i'll be so happy)
    xoxo

    http://yuliasi.blogspot.com/
    love, Yulia

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  19. I've always thought all-white outfits look stunning because you look so radiant and fresh...and they look even more amazing on you! thanks for the tips Mandy, I'll definitely try to play with architecture- just got a Zara-esque skort! and my crochet and lace white tops will come in handy for your tip on playing with textures! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  20. Thanks for your sweet comment and for following! I'm following you back now on ”bloglovin (#255)”
    Would you like to follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers) as well?

    x❤x❤

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  21. You really are the queen of all white!
    love all of these outfits!
    I cant wait to try as the weather warms up!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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  22. Mandy! You're just the cutest thing! Your writing is so polished and thoughtful--I just sit here in awe wondering how you came up with all these beautifully tailored sentences.

    Thank you so much for your kind words on pursuing premed. It means so much to me to hear from someone who has experienced the med path. You're a gem!

    Props to you for creating all these stunning looks with major white pieces. I simply adore your flower crown in the last photo. I'll be sure to remember your tips as I incorporate white into my outfits!

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  23. The little lessons were fantastic! I love the range of textures you reached with your white outfits. It makes them so interesting!

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  24. So many pretty outfits here I don't know which one I like more!!

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.com/

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  25. nobody could have been more perfect to write this post than you!!! i mean, you are a VISION in WHITE! :D i thoroughly enjoyed this post, seriously..

    Animated Confessions

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  26. fabulous outfits! I like how to you played with the shades of white. you have a great style!
    following you on bloglovin!
    XOXO
    Adrielle
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  27. this white outfit look so amazing.! you look so pretty :)

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  28. Thank you for that lessons! Great photos :)

    Kisses xx
    www.magdalenacibis.blogspot.com

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  29. you look lovely in all white, and great styling of these outfits!
    Love that long mint skirt combo x

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  30. the only think better than the architecture outfit is the flower crown. a little bit of man vs nature? great work :)

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  31. Love these white looks! You layer these white pieces so beautifully!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  32. Love your blogposts sooo much! Followed you too! :) Hope you can check out my blog and follow me back! :)

    www.wardrobeventures.blogspot.com

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  33. I love wearing white but when I wear it is like a recipe for disaster. I always get a stain, either from dirty, food, or makeup. Whenever a wear a high-neck shirt I always fear that my makeup will transfer.
    xoxo
    K.
    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.pt/

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  34. You have such a beautiful style! All of these outfits are gorgeous and chic! Very pretty and I have just found your blog but really enjoyed it and am now following you on GFC and Bloglovin xxxxxxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  35. Love this blog post. It is very well written. I have always been wondering how to go about wearing white on white. I have to say after reading this, I know have the confidence to try it out. Thank you Mandy! I am definitely inspired.

    Sandra x
    Food Blogger from: my-cooking-adventures.blogspot.com

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  36. This is an amazing post! And I adore all of your outfits! You look wonderful in white! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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