I know that many are scared of wearing white.
I was reminded of that with my post last week about finding the perfect white tee.
Well, brace yourself Stylers because I’ve gone one step further and pulled on not just a white tee … but white PANTS.
The Napisan has been stocked up on and I’m ready to fully embrace this denim trend of summer 2014.
Dark denim is very difficult to do in the heat of summer; lighter denim washes do work; but white denim is fresh as the day.
Especially when it’s ripped white denim.
Remember this post about whether you should wear ripped jeans? Yep, well I’ve well and truly got on board.
When it comes to white jeans (and I do have a pair of non-ripped white jeans), there is something about the rip, something about the distressing of the fabric that gives the white jean a little edge … something a white jean is not necessarily known for.
The trick to finding a pair of white jeans – ripped or otherwise – is all in the fabric and the shape. A good cut in a white jeans will be as flattering as a darker denim wash.
And if you’re above a size 12 like me, finding a pair that is flattering for your shape is an even greater challenge.
Australia’s first plus-size model Natalie Wakeling understands that challenge and created her Embody Denim label to meet the challenge head on.
And this season she has white ripped denim. HUZZAH.
Embody Denim jeans* $249 (I’m wearing size 16) | Embody Denim Sloan Demin vest $189.95 (I’m wearing size 14) | Harlow Australia tee* $69.95 (sizes 12-24; I’m wearing size 12) | Freya & Sabine heels $179 | MYOMY saddle bag
You might have already caught on if you follow my #everydaystyle Instagram challenge that I’m a big fan of the combination of white, pale denim and tan in an outfit.
This is another outfit that hits the white, tan and pale denim jackpot for me.
The jeans have just the right about of stretch in them to make them wearable and comfortable. They are a really good weight of denim so they hold their shape and hold your shape, if you get what I mean.
(If you are a size 12 and under, check out these distressed white skinny jeans at Bohemian Traders … you’re welcome.)
I’m one for covering my front bottom in tops so this tee from Harlow that I featured last week as one my of nine perfect white t-shirts is ideal. It skims and floats over the bits I want to skim and float but it does so with a shape that is flattering.
The denim vest is an ideal summer layering piece. It’s tricky to layer when the heat is on but layering is what gives our outfits depth and interest.
A sleeveless vest works here with white jeans but would equally work over a light summer frock. The colour says effortless summer and that’s the effect you’ll create with such a piece incorporated in your outfits.
So, over to you Stylers … do you do white denim? On board the ripped/distressed denim train?
* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.