If there's a colour for summer, it has to be: breezy white! The reflecting heat bit aside, white strikes the perfect sweet spot between elegant, easy-going and effortless, exactly what you need during these hot, humid months.
We understand your love for white, along with the dilemma that comes with sporting the colour when you're a total klutz. And more often than not, it's always speckled with inconspicuous stains and random spots from the lunch. Not to mention, sweat marks, dirty hems and the strike of the see-through effect when you're totally unprepared for it.
Don't worry, you'll find all the info you need right here. Let us help you don white like a pro. Here's a round-up of 6 proven styling tips to wear white, from one spaz to another!
1. If you're wearing a white t-shirt, pick something with graphics to hide stains
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An all-white top is always in danger of being spoilt. It might just be your paranoia, but do you really want to risk it? Take our advice and pick a white t-shirt with a small logo, emblem or some graphics, that can really take the attention away from an unintentional lipstick stain. Also, tissues are your best friend during lunch, and just tuck some onto your collar while you eat. Don't worry about looking funny for 20 minutes or so, that's a better prospect than sporting a stained white top all day long.
2. Always wear nude undies with white
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When you wear white underwear under a white top, or a pair of pants, it ends up looking even more opaque and thus, visible to those around you. White inners tend to show through white fabrics, especially the lighter ones made to be summer-friendly. Nude inner wear on the other hand is your best shot at avoiding this. Pick something closer to your skin tone, which will blend in and look relatively invisible. This is a golden rule we must never forget!
3. Always do your makeup/skin routine before you put on a white top
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Look, I don't want you guys to go through what I went through, okay? Just thinking about how excited I was about my new white sweater, and that giant foundation skid mark I ended up styling it with...makes me shudder. If you're wearing makeup, especially creamy or liquid products, make sure everything is set in place and dried, before you put your white top on. The same goes for BB cream, moisturiser, or any other cosmetic you might want to wear.
4. Never forget a sweat-absorbing deodorant
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We get it if you're more of a perfume girl, that's wonderful. But not when you're wearing white. Sure, you can definitely spritz some after you put your white top on, but always spray sweat-absorbing deodorant under your arms if you're planning on wearing a white shirt in the summer. Sweat stains aren't pretty, and you don't want to run around all day with your hands touching your thighs.
5. Remember to carry a scarf for emergencies
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As much as we hate it, crisis stain situations with whites are inevitable. You can be careful all day and then suddenly drop Coca Cola all over your white top. Not to give you the yips, but in case this happens, remember to keep an emergency scarf with you. Draping on a pretty scarf can be super useful in covering up stains on a white top, especially the ones from food or drinks that tend to soil the front of your top.
6. Hydrogen peroxide is your BFF
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We've tried almost all the stain removers in the market, but this medicine-cabinet staple gets the job done at half the price, like a total pro. Pouring a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on a stubborn stain, and letting it sit for 20 minutes before you put the piece of clothing in the wash, will work like magic to get rid of it. Adding 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your white clothes while they are in the washing machine, can also restore them!
Good things come to those who....white!
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