Dallas Fashion Coach, Julie Bartlett of Colour IQ welcomes the Season for White.
The most famous picture of Marilyn Monroe is her in a Little White Dress. That’s right a little WHITE dress! Welcome back to the era of the Little White Dress! This year white is the colour to wear. White on white – or on any other colour – will make you the fashion forward boss you were meant to be.
White shoes can be just as stunning and powerful as black ones. Whether you are wearing jeans, shorts or that fabulous little white dress, white shoes will work. If you want to wear the white but fear they will make your wide feet even wider, simply choose a strappy sandal or an open-toe shoe to avoid a total white-out.
Keeping cool in hot weather is easier in white. It’s simply the best colour for reflecting the heat away from your body. Plus, you can brighten up a wardrobe or reinvent a suit with white. Add a navy jacket to a white skirt to create a nautical outfit worthy of the workplace. Or pair a white vest with a red pant to create a more dramatic statement.
What you wear underneath it all should be kept a secret so wear flesh tone undergarments. We don’t need access to all your support systems. So, if you feel the need to expose yourself, wait until you get home.
Yes, you CAN wear white all year round, so wear it before-and-after Labor Day! Do change the fabric to keep the garment season appropriate. Wearing the shade which most flatters your skin tone all year keeps those seasonal closet changes easier and reduces unnecessary purchases.
Do your whites get dingy? Keep your whites from yellowing by washing them in cold water and adding 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the wash as it is more gentle than bleach. To clean white patent leather, try hairspray. Spray hairspray onto the offending stain or mark and let it sit a few minutes before gently rubbing the area with a damp cloth. Use warm water and gently rub so as to not damage the leather. Repeat these steps as needed.
As your D/FW Personal Shopper, it is my mission to help my clients always look fabulous without being a slave to the whimsical ways of fashion trends. I am passionately committed to making sure my clients always look their very best in order to help them achieve their personal and business goals.
- If you have any questions or are interested in a personal consultation, please give me a call at 214-223-2200.