If there's a colour for the season of summer, it's gotta be a breezy white. The reflecting heat bit aside, white is a colour that strikes the perfect sweet spot between elegant, easy-going and effortless, exactly what you need during these hot, humid months. I understand your love for white, along with the dilemma that comes with sporting the colour when you're a total klutz. More often than not, when I choose to wear anything white, it doesn't stay as pristine for long. By the end of the day, it's always speckled with inconspicuous stains and random spots from the lunch I had. 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 this scorching summer season. 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
This is something that's always worked for me. I love wearing white, but an all-white top is not only at the danger of being spoilt throughout the day, but just the thought of dropping something makes me super paranoid. So, picking a white t-shirt with a small logo, emblem or some sort of graphic, can really take the attention away from an unintentional lipstick stain. Also, tissues are your best friend during lunch, and just tuck some on to 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.
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2. Always Wear Nude Undies With White Anything
When you wear white underwear under a white top, or 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 innerwear is your best shot at avoiding this. Pick something closer to your skin tone, which will blend in and thus look relatively invisible. This is a golden rule we must never forget!
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3, Always Do Your Makeup/Skin Routine Before You Put On A White Top
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. Same goes for BB cream, moisturiser, or any other cosmetic you might want to wear.
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4. Never Forget Sweat-Absorbing Deodrant
I get it if you're more of a perfume girl, that's wonderful. But not when you're wearing white. I mean 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.
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5. Remember To Carry A Scarf For Emergencies
As much as we hate it, crisis stain situations do happen with the colour. You can be careful all day and then suddenly drop Coca Cola all over your white top when you least expect to. I'm not saying it will happen, but in case it does, remember to keep an emergency scarf with you, whenever you head out of the house in something white. 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.
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6. Hydrogen Peroxide Is Your BFF
I've tried almost all the stain removers there are in the market, but this medicine-cabinet staple gets the job done at half the price, and like a total pro at that. Pouring a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on a stubborn stain, and letting it sit for 20 minutes or so 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 brighten then up to look like brand new!
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Good things come to those who....white!