It's time for another edition of Color Theory. This time we're examining . . .
If black is the absence of color, then white is all the colors together. I know it's a weird concept to get your head around, but that's exactly white white is: it's nothing but pure, pure light. No wonder white has been associated with purity for so long. Although, contrary to what many believe it's been the traditional color of wedding dresses for less than 200 years, since Queen Victoria was married in white and sparked the longest, most enduring wedding trend in history (take that, monochrome place settings!)
White is, of course, a key summer color. But, I think anyone who refuses to wear white after Labor Day misses the opportunity to wear some snowy white ensembles that look stunning in wintertime too.
Solid white is an obvious choice, but, white juxtaposed by black or navy in patterns like stripes, polka dots, and chevron, absolutely comes to life.
What are the key white pieces every woman needs in her wardrobe? The most important are white jeans and a classic white tee. After that, a good white button-down shirt is a good investment (or you can borrow one from you man's closet for a chic, androgynous look). Finally, you've heard of a little black dress, I imagine. Well, a little white dress is a great piece to take you from garden parties and barbecues to picnics and date nights. It'll be you go-to from Memorial Day, through Labor Day . . . and beyond.
Here are some ways I've worn white lately. As always, each image will link you to the full outfit post. Here's your soundtrack . . .
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