Some people adore wearing white. Aside from looking fresh, an all-white outfit can also be classy and elegant. However, what do you do on days when you want to spice up your all-white wardrobe?
From finding the right shoes to go with your modern white abaya or putting on a tribal-inspired cropped denim jacket over a white tee, there are several fabulous ways to dress up your whites.
Wearing an all-white outfit can be a powerful fashion statement. While it can be daunting for some (stain alert!), wearing white allows one to exude a sense of confidence or carefree spirit. That is probably why A-list stars, supermodels, and celebrities worldwide have a penchant for wearing an all-white ensemble.
Even if you are a worshipper of all things white, there must still be some moments when you want to play with your fashion choices. White is a neutral color that can pair with almost anything. It’s also a shade that you can wear anytime, anywhere, as long as you observe some basic fashion rules.
From experimenting with different textures to buying makeup online to add some color to your outfit, here are some of our top tips for sprucing up your white wardrobe:
1. Play with Makeup
Infuse life and color into your all-white ensemble by wearing makeup that pops.
These days, the trend is to add drama to the eyes by using a kaleidoscope of shades on your lids. You can opt to line your lids with blue, green, or yellow eyeliner or go full-on colorific with several eye shadow shades. Another trick is to don a dramatic cat-eye or draw attention to your lashes with a generous application of colorful mascara.
Rosy cheeks also perfectly complement an all-white outfit. Get that blush on your temples, forehead, and beneath the brows for an all-around flush. A white get-up also provides a clean backdrop for pretty pink lips. You can go for a bright fuchsia or a vivid magenta for a sultry look.
2. Try Texture
Shake up your all-white wardrobe by mixing and matching different textures. Layering your clothes and going for pieces made of different materials can give your white outfit more depth and volume.
Try putting together a white asymmetric cotton T-shirt with white denim jeans and white sneakers. You can also wear a white faux fur jacket over a white silk halter-top. An Abaya-inspired kimono with sequins and fringe detailing can also be a perfect accessory to cover up your alabastrine swimsuit or to wear over a sexy white romper.
The key is to experiment with fabrics, textiles, and embellishments that may go best with each other.
3. Accessorize with Color
The right accessories can break the monotony of an all-white attire. For a pop of color, wear a bejeweled necklace over a plain white blouse or let colorful bangles lend verve to your otherwise neutral outfit.
Wear an oversized coral hat, tote a turquoise-encrusted purse, or sashay in your garnet heels. The striking colors of these accessories will more than make up for the pale palette that you usually wear.
Functional accessories such as a black and white printed laptop bag or a tribal-inspired belt bag can also be fashionable additions to your white get-up.
4. Pair with Neutrals
Since there are different shades of white – milky white, ivory, off-white – there are also plenty of options to try out when it comes to white outfits. Dial-up the visual volume of your monochromatic attire by adding a neutral accent here or there.
For example, a diamond white mermaid dress can get an added oomph when paired with nude pumps. The same can also be said if you plan to wear a white embroidered Bisht, then pair it with silver strappy sandals. You can even paint your nails with a neutral shade of beige or gray to go well with your all-white outfit.
5. Match with a Tan
White is a popular option for beach or resort wear. When you want to get the best effect while wearing your all-white get-up, why not try to get a tan first?
A tan (whether authentic or salon-done) can give you that sun-kissed goddess vibe. Flaunt your beautiful bronzed skin by wearing a white Ethiopian-inspired boho dress or a Grecian gown. You can also emphasize your caramel-colored skin by wearing a summery white mini-dress or short shorts.
There’s a world of options when you choose white as the primary color of your wardrobe. You can go from casual and carefree to elegant and sophisticated.
With the various ways that you can dress it up, as mentioned above, the power to create a fashionable wardrobe is at your fingertips. These days, it’s easier to mix and match styles, hues, and textures because you can easily order clothing online. With just a click of a button, packages containing fantastic white goods can soon find their way to your door and into your closet.
Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age. This has become the trademark of her designs for Finchitua today. With her unique style standpoint, she served the VIP Color Forecast Panel 2017 for Al Jazeera Paints Company and VIP Color Forecast Panel 2019 for Asian Paints Berger. Ms. Mudessir is a shortlisted nominee for the prestigious Fashion Scout London 2018.