If there's one color in your wardrobe that rarely gets touched, it's white. White is one of hardest colors to pull-off-- and even harder to keep white clothing looking clean and crisp.
Stylist Darcy Camden shows us not only how to wear white, but also how to keep it bright!
Here are some great, white looks:
White blouse: Don't wear a white bra under a white shirt. Always wear a nude-colored bra, if you don't want it to show.
White pants: Try a size larger than your usual size (e.g. if you're a size 10, try a size 12). You don't want your pants to be too tight in light colored fabrics. Wear nude colored panties always to avoid VPL.
White jacket: Roll the jacket to a bracelet sleeve length to prevent smudges at the wrist.
Tips to keep your whites white:
#1. The key to washing your whites is a cold water fill.
#2. Don't use bleach.
To remove sweat stains: add half a cup of baking soda to your wash (start the washer, add detergent, then add baking soda to the pre-wash cycle).
To remove heavy stains from socks: soak overnight in super hot water and dishwasher detergent.
To brighten an entire load of whites: Add 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tbsp of baking soda to cold water wash.
Remember that stained white clothing should be treated for stains immediately and, unless indicated, always use cold water to treat them, as hot water will make the stain set faster. Hot water should only be used on clothes that are dingy or have been stained for a long time.
Finally, use a garment steamer to remove stains. A too-hot iron can yellow and burn your whites.
Hopefully, with these tips, you feel a little bit better about wearing white this summer!
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