Thursday, September 8, 2011

To wear white or not to wear white...that is the question!

Dear Fabulous Ladies,

Now that Labor day has come and gone, the major question that everyone ponders is the "white" question. Should I wear white or should I pack up my gear 'til after Easter.  The answer is...drum roll please, that there is no real answer, and since you asked for it :) my opinion that is, I will give it to you.  I think that there is a compromise and it is called "winter white" or simply ivory.  Might I say that even though I do not support white on bottom after Labor day, I do not judge those that do!  Let's be honest, Fall is not a women's best friend.  We tend to put on a nice layer of a few extra pounds to...keep us warm?  What an excuse, I use it every winter.  I need to get a grip is what I need to do.  The tight white jean in the summer is for our bikini ready bodies that we have killed ourselves for for the past 6 months.  Just had to throw that in there.  BACK TO IT: Ivory, it is a softer shade of white that is a nice color to incorporate into your fall wardrobe.  While, again, in my opinion, white can get too white.  Picture this: The leaves are changing/gone, you are all cuddled up in a wonderful chunky sweater, your fav vintage team t-shirt, and skinnies.  The chili is cooking on the stove while football is playing on the TV,in the background, and the "boojies", aka beer according to my father, are cold as can be. Your crisp white jeans that you sported on the 4th of July are not what you go to put on and you all know it.  They are not invited to this Fall get together, sorry.  They are just too white; it really can be too bold of a color, or lack of color for all you ROYGBIVers out there.  Think about the fashion seasons, Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter.  The designers produce a different style of clothing for each season to compliment the weather.  For Spring/Summer you have your shorts, tanks, airy and flowey blouses, and yours truly, the white pant; all of which come in different shades and patterns that tend to be warmer, cozier, darker.  As the seasons change, so do the styles.  You wouldn't wear a halter top in December and you wouldn't wear corduroys in the Summer, they just don't go, it is the same with white pants.  I know that many people disagree with my stance on the white, but I am what I like to call a superstitious stylista, just meaning that I follow the no white after labor day rule.  I have, a few times, pulled on my fav white J Brands post-LD and I immediately felt strange.  Has that ever happened to you?  I have tried, I really tried, but no dice.  So, thus enters ivory, the compromise color.  Ivory is a warmer, darker shade of white.  It is a cozy color.  What makes a color cozy you ask, well...I do not really know how to answer that.  You just know I guess :).  A great pair of ivory slacks, a killer blouse tucked in, wonderful closed-toe heels, and a great trench, and you got yourself a classic, clean look that is just timeless and WARM.  Even a light light khaki pant should fill your crisp white void.  Speaking of blouses...a few sentences ago, while I am not a fan of white on the bottom after Labor day, I do say rock the white on top all year long.  In fact, a chunky white turtleneck sweater with some great ivory courds, well damn.  Pardon my french, but that is good lookin', I don't care who ya are.  White on top works all the time, and I do mean ALL of the time.  A white button-up oxford is something that EVERY girl should have, and perhaps not just one.  They look great on women, and actually I do recall multiple guy friends in high school stating that an oxford on a lady is one of the hottest things they can wear, so there.  The men of the class of '03 at Westminster have made there footprint on fashion. :)  I will post some AMAZING ivory pieces that will hopefully fix your white needs.  Long story short: put your crisp white jeans away, keep your classic white tops out, and invest in some timeless winter white pieces for your Fall wardrobe and for the rest of your life!

And remember,

"It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion." Donna Karan 

Classy Karan, Classy Classy Karan.
That is all.

Hope you enjoyed!  Would love to hear your feedback or opinions!

Morgan Kylee.

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