Replace your LBD (little black dress) with an all-white ensemble. After a spring and summer full of neon hues, the all-white look is a different way of brightening your wardrobe. White, once a summer color only, is now chic all year round. It’s considered seasonless and looks great worn from top to bottom for a slimming monochromatic effect.
Be sure to choose shades of white that are cool or warm depending on your hair and complexion. Every woman can wear white, but your white right depends on what season you are.
If you have had your colors done and you are a summer then you’ll look best in Soft white. Are you a dramatic winter? Then icy pure white looks smashing. Perhaps you are a glowing golden spring? If so try ivory or cream. That touch of yellow is warmer than stark white against your face. Finally, what white does a tawny Autumn wear? Autumns are warm too, but more on the muted side so eggshell white or oyster white is your perfect version of white.
In addition to wearing your most flattering white, you’ll want to aim to mix patterns and textures of your head to toe white look so your outfit looks alive and modern, not flat and boring. Here are a few Fall 2012 pieces we found that would be nice to combine in an all white look or with other colors.
|Relaxed Elegance Over 40This is a wonderful blouse that flows like a sail. It’s called the Pleione Mixed Media Shirt and we love it because it is casual, but classy and so appropriate so mature gals. It slips on over your head and nicely covers up any giggly bits at the tummy.The look is to tuck it in a touch at the front or slightly off to the side and let it drape over. I ( Deborah) just bought a similar one and have had so may compliments. (Buy it now from Nordstrom)
|Holy Moley! This pretty Nick and Zoe Sequin Detail Open Stitch Sweater is classic but just that little bit different to make it modern and interesting. It has an open knit pattern and although you can barely see it here, it has tiny sequins that give it subtle shimmer. The perfect layering piece. (Get yours now before it goes, from Nordstrom)|
|Corduroy CasualYes, Corduroy is back but it’s not so thick and heavy that it makes you look and feel like you are carrying around an extra 10 pounds. Today’s corduroy, like these Stilt cords by Adriano Goldschmied, are fine and light and oh so pretty in ivory. (Piperlime has these in stock NOW)|
|Crazy for Color block!All white is lovely but mixed with an architectural punch of black you have a look that sculpts your body. Love this Suzi Chin from Maggy London Color block Sheath…. and isn’t a pleasure to see sleeves again? They’ve been absent for a several seasons. This sleeve length is so chic. (Available for a limited time at Nordstrom)|
|Get into the SWING of FallSheer and Solid stripes add texture and fun to this pretty Shadow Stripe sweater and fluid matching cover-up. This flowy fashion duo is a pretty twist on the old twinset. (Snap it up before it is gone from Nordstrom)|
|Elegant, but Edgy!Here’s a fabulous fashion combination over 40 or at any age. Take a silky sheer white blouse and add a edgy leather collar and you have sweet meets rock and roll. The Hinge Faux Leather Collar Top is just the right combo of feminine and masculine. (It’s is waiting for you at Nordstrom)|
|Romantic RufflesIf you are a romantic at heart then this Ruffle Front Ponte Jacket fits your personality. It’s a soft, and refined look that will make everyone want to reach out and hug you. Not the best thing to wear to a power meeting, but certainly the perfect choice to look fresh and feminine. (White House, Black Market is the place to find this sweater.) .|
|The Lady Loves LeatherLeather is huge this fall and if you don’t like black, because it can be harsh over 40, here’s a great alternative. This Roches Cream Leather Skirt will look great with anything you wear from a silk blouse to a chunky sweater. Also, its’ an A-line with slash pleats style which is very flattering on all many body types. (Pick one up today from Saks) Do you enjoying wearing white all year long? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to post your photo.|