Another fab instalment from Susannah at SHM Personal Styling and this time it is all about White Jeans…
White jeans are a classic design staple of any summer wardrobe.
They provide the same amount of styling options as their more famous blue cousins but because of the purity and brightness of their ‘whiteness’ they simply ooze summer days, warm evenings and long al fresco lunches.
However, as with all trousers, jeans or otherwise, you need to know which style suits your body shape best. Slim or skinny cuts look great on ‘apples’ and ‘diamonds’; go wider on the leg if you’re more of a ‘pear’ shape.
If you’re still unsure then a bootcut is your best option. Bootcuts balance hips and thighs nicely whilst lengthening the leg if worn with heels.
A word of caution though – do give some thought to your underwear when wearing your ‘whities’. They tend to be made of a lighter weight denim and therefore can sometimes appear a tad see through. So flesh coloured or plain white knickers are always going to be your safest option here.
Oh and whilst we’re on the subject of caution – if you have toddlers or small children it may be wise to wait a couple of years and put your pristine, gleaming whites ones back in your wardrobe for a while – as we all know, it will only end in tears and chances are they’ll be yours!
Casual: Roll your jean legs up and bare a bit of ankle for a more laid back look. Team with wedges, a slouchy tee or vest top and an across body bag for relaxed chic a go-go.
Weekend/Lunch: Wear your pair with a crisp shirt or pristine t-shirt, accessorise with ballet pumps, a lightweight trench and a large tote – a modern take on a classically stylish Parisian’esque look.
Evening: Now is the time to glam up your whities and nothing does that better than a great pair of heels. Add an elegant top, a clutch and a couple of statement accessories and you’ve got an outfit that will take you from a dinner engagement to the theatre to an outdoor evening soiree. Just remember to keep a pashmina to hand for when it turns chilly!