Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grandma was White

My grandma has always had panache. Her big secret? Anything WHITE. She never turned her nose up to any item carrying this classic hue. Looking forward to the spring season, she may have had some insight.

White will be everywhere, but the loveliest of all destinations is the White Dress. This versatile piece is a throw-back to innocence. It's light, modern and virtually a blank canvas to style. Its very nature is feminine, whether you grace it grecian-style (Donna Karen New York), classic (Michael Kors), modern (Narciso Rodriguez) or edgy (Fendi). It's appropriate for any age, just be aware of the length and avoid pairing it with a tiara.

How to style it:

- Classic: pair with a chunky, white lucite necklace, a large cocktail ring in turquoise and a lady-like pump in nude.

- Modern: make this stand out with a ¾ length topper in a bright, floral print and pair with platform sandals in metallic or brown.

- Edgy: balance out the sweetness with tough accents. Opt for cage booties in black, a neutral snakeskin clutch and chunky, studded bangles.

- Grecian: support the airy look with pastels. Blush cheeks, pink lip gloss and lilac nails. Gladiator sandals and a rose-gold pendant are the finishing touch.

Take note of your spring palette. Grandma was absolutley White.

stylingstage suggests:

BCBG Runway Jersey T-shirt dress Bloomingdales:*2*24*-1*-1*32

Chetta B Cutout Hem Nordstrom:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Two Tone dress Bloomingdales:*1*24*-1*-1*17

James Perse Dolmain Sleeve dress Nordstrom:
Suzi Chin Rosette Hem dress Macys:
See by Chloe Eyelet dress Bloomingdales:*2*24*-1*-1*38
Techy Cotton dress Nicole Miller:
Cowl-neck dress BCBG: