How To Wear White Denim

Hello Darlings, White Denim—I love the idea but am terrified of wearing it. I adore the clean lines and the chic illusion of this white canvas, but just the same it’s blankness somewhat puzzles me. Out of all denim colors, white presents the biggest challenge.

Aside from dreading the dull black on white combination—black top and/or shoes—white denim is not flats-friendly. From a fear of dullness to a fear of stubbiness, I am almost convinced that I will never be comfortable wearing white jeans.

On a sunny afternoon in Naples Florida the day finally was right to try wearing my beloved yet dreaded pair of cropped 7 For All Mankind white skinnies. I bought them 9 months earlier at the famous Houston Galleria mall, but never was able to wear them during this past spring / summer in Toronto. But on this day, the combination of a nude pussy-bow blouse and a leopard flats just seemed to make sense to me. I figured that I wanted to stay away from the cliché and try something different, and was pleased with the result.

I AM WEARING: 7 For All Mankind Roxanne Jean // Club Monaco Sadie Blouse //Steve Madden Madee Leopard Loafers // Coach Madison Leather Lindsay Satchel // Alexander McQueen Razor Necklace // YSL Arty Ring //3.1 Phillip Lim Simon Sunglasses

In a Naples where styling by Polo and Hilfiger seemed more the norm, my white denim 7 For All Mankind skinnies still seemed appropriate and were certainly comfortable on my street shopping escapade. Although still intimidating, I liked my look and am now comfortable enough to pull them out once in a blue moon.

What’s your take on white denim?

With Love…

Marta

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8 Comments

    • January 14, 2012 / 2:45 am

      You’re too darling, thank you. I am still getting used to wearing white jeans. What’s you favourite way to wear them?

        • January 14, 2012 / 5:59 pm

          I love those suggestions, will give them a try! I think that the stripe would give it a wonderful nautical feel.

  1. January 14, 2012 / 6:37 am

    You look so chic. I love your shirt. You’re truly a beauty and I think your blog is great, I would like to invite you to my blog, check it out and if you like it we might follow each other.

    Kisses,
    Miryo

    • January 14, 2012 / 5:52 pm

      Dear Miryo,
      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      I would love to check out your site as I am sure that it is wonderful 🙂 Look forward to hearing from you!

      – Marta

  2. January 15, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I love this outfit 🙂
    I think white denim is only hard to wear in the winter, since winter boots are mostly dark colors, which may be awkward. But with pumps, sandals or fun flats, it can totally work.
    I love the current trend of colored jeans. I have a pair in purple and I’m now thinking of buying a pair in pink.

    • January 17, 2012 / 12:02 am

      Dear Sasha,
      I adore coloured denim, looking to pick up a pair in burgundy.

      As for white denim, I think that it should be saved for warm weather for the precise reason of looking awkward.

      -Marta

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