“White looks best when it’s teamed with pastels”

“White looks best when it’s teamed with pastels”
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First Published: Sat, Jun 09 2007. 12 02 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jun 09 2007. 12 02 AM IST
What are the different ways to wear white?
How you wear white largely depends on whether you’re wearing it casually or formally, or to lounge in. If you’re lounging, travelling or spending time outdoors, you can wear a loose white linen shirt with white drawstring linen pants and leather chappals. It’s a very cool, comfortable, effortless look. If you’re uneasy about wearing all-white, wear a light-coloured or printed tee under the shirt, which can be left open like a jacket.
If you’re going to be out in the evening, a white bottom with a printed top, which has an element of white, is very chic. White and black is quite a graphic combination and can be worn in the evenings. Make sure your shoes match the colour of your shirt or trousers, or at least match the colour of the printed shirt. White shoes are also okay.
If men want to wear white formally, a white pant with a white shirt is only for the brave. Expect to hear obvious references to Jumping Jack Jeetendra, but if you have the confidence to carry it off, go for it. A loosely worn skinny tie, which is very much in fashion now, and black shoes will complement the look.
On women, a white power suit looks fabulous. It can be worn in two ways—a well-cut cropped jacket with a knee-length fitted skirt, or a cropped jacket with white flared or slim pants. A full white dress in summer also looks superb—a pair of strappy or tie-up sandals would dress it up.
Another way to wear the colour is to team a white top or bottom with a block of another colour. A sky blue or pale pink blouse with white pants looks very fresh. White usually looks best when it’s teamed with pastels; it doesn’t go too well with dark colours.
(Write to Narendra at boardroombootcamp@livemint.com)
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First Published: Sat, Jun 09 2007. 12 02 AM IST
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