There’s a common shopping rule some fashionistas live by: If it’s not black, put it back. But in more modern times, wearing black is no longer the only style-savvy option. If you’re not sold on incorporating color into your wardrobe, then how about turning to white? It’s still part of the neutrals club and, more importantly, Philippine weather-friendly.
But the thing about white is that it can be a tricky color to sport and some people end up feeling overly conscious when they’re wearing it, which defeats the purpose of dressing up--to express our personal styles and feel confident as a result.
If wearing white is something you can't skip, here are a few tips to help you wear it with more confidence.
Tips for wearing white clothes:
1. Opt for nude and seamless undergarments.
If you're wearing a white top or a white pair of pants, go for underwear that matches your skintone for a seamless look. Aside from the usual bra, nipple covers are also a good option especially if you're wearing a fitted top. Some homegrown shops offer nipple covers in various Pinay-friendly shades.
Shop Breast Friend nipple covers, P 230, Available on Shopee
Similarly, stocking up on seamless underwear for when you want to wear white pants can also do wonders. White clothing items tend to have a see-through effect, and the stitching on our underwear is not exempted from it.
2. Pair it with neutrals.
Tbh, white looks good when paired with any color, and it's the go-to shade to complement pieces in vibrant hues. But white can also be a hero piece when tied in with its fellow neutrals. Opt for shades of grays and blacks for a sleek and classy vibe. Check out Candy Rookie Nicole's 'fit for inspo:
3. Protect your white sneakers.
White sneakers are cool until we get dirt on them, and no matter how hard we try to be careful, we're bound to have our white sneakers ~baptized~ with hard-to-clean dirt and mud (especially during the rainy season). While a dirty pair of white kicks can pass off as its own aesthetic, there's still a proper way to preserve its color. Sneaker protectors like a special spray can help keep your shoes away from unwanted muck.
This particular spray from Keds is made especially for their line of sneakers, but it can also be used on any footwear made of canvas, fabric, leather, suede, and nubuck.
Keds Sneaker Shield, P595, Available on Lazada
4. Try layering.
If you're going for an ensemble featuring white clothing items, layering can be key. Topping off your white top with a matching jacket is a simple two-in-one trick that elevates your 'fit and lessens that see-through effect white garments often give off. Layering can also add dimension to a basic white blouse or tee.
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