It’s officially summer! Yay, that means it’s time to lighten things up. I have tons of black in my wardrobe and rely on it to be easy, classic and timeless. I’m happy to find white has these same characteristics…with the added bonus of looking fresh, clean, and cool. Summer whites are taking center stage for me. Here’s some tricks I use to help white and lighter garments look better.
Welcome to your monthly style guide for women over fifty. Pam Lutrell, of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I are sharing our best style tips to bring you a month of head turning style.
Carefully check your white garments from last year. Deodorant frequently yellows the underarms of white T-shirts and tops. No amount of bleach fixes this so they should be replaced. White needs to look clean and crisp. It is the least forgiving color but nothing looks quite as fresh.
Call me anal, but labels that are visible through clothing are not my thing. I admit this detail is hard to see in these images, but I assure you this black label showed through my white sweater. So as usual, I used a seam ripper to carefully remove the guilty culprit.
I was recently asked how to hide your bra under a white top. The answer is to wear a nude bra, not white. It needs to be your shade of nude…not a generic beige.
I could have worn a camisole to hide my bra…but you’d have seen it’s outline…which is fine if you want to highlight your lingerie. At 59, I don’t, so I invest in bra’s and camisole’s in my nude shade.
Style Tip – Your nude lingerie needs to match your skin tone.
So my style tip for the first month of summer is, wear white! It’s classic, modern looking and always stylish.
I want to share what I overheard from inside my dressing room at White House Black Market last week. “Only buy it if it makes you feel wonderful, because that builds your confidence.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Do you wear much white?
Have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here for Style Sweet Spot on Sunday!
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