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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The White Issue

Have you guys started shopping for Spring/Summer yet? Judging from the SS 2014 runways, white, black & white and neutrals will be very popular. I'm thinking of incorporating more neutrals and softer color palettes into my wardrobe. I remember when people avoided wearing white like the plague, for fear of looking bulky or large. White shoes were out of the question. Well all of that has changed. Today's designs are sleeker and more tailored. Fashion editorials, such as the one below have been showcasing all white looks. When changing to a neutral wardrobe, there should also be an adjustment to makeup. It should be soft as well. White nail polish is even hot right now. I think white nail polish looks great if you have short to medium length nails. It gets kind of scary with super long ones ;) Simplicity and minimalism is very chic. What are your thoughts? What do YOU plan on incorporating into your Spring/Summer wardrobe?

magazine: harper's bazaar mexico
month: january 2014
model: valentina zelyaeva
photographer: hans neumann
hair stylist: tamara mcnaughton manicurist: katherine 


Emma Henderson said...

The problem I have with white is that I'm very clumsy and afraid I'll get grubby really quickly or spill coffee on myself!

Mica T said...

I love all-white outfits on others, and in editorials. They are always beautiful, and fresh and sweet looking.

However, my pregnancy has just increased my clumsiness. I'm definitely not going to be rushing out to buy any more white than I already have in my wardrobe. it's a miracle I still own some and it hasn't been stained beyond repair, haha! :)

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Carole Poirot said...

Absolutely love, love, love it! I generally like neutral colours (maybe with a splash of "in your face colour") and tend to wear a lot of them. Not sure I'd go ALL white, but an oversized white shirt with a pair of jeans is never wrong, right? ;-) Have a lovely day xo

LoveT. said...

I am in love with the all white Outfits ,sooo beautiful!

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Simera H said...

I love white outfits! They look so clean and classy.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I think white never ever disappears from SS fashions. :) It's just too good to ignore. I will definitely be (re)wearing all my favourites. x

Emilie said...

Great editorial! I wear white all the time in summer, it's really my favourite colour haha - glad you are saying that it's going to be very fashionable :) And I haven't started shopping yet, after my exams are done I will!! I have tried white nailpolish but I didn't like it very much, but I will try again! xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous, I love all white. I already wear white any time of the year. Though, I have to be careful with small children, it's always bound to get filthy, haha. But, I love it any ways!! Have a fab day doll xx

Random_Hi_D said...

That's great info. I've always thought that yellow and orange are the colors of summer.
mmmhhh... maybe it's time for a change.


Lilli said...

I agree with you Kim, I think they will be also my keys for the next season. I love to wear white also in winter though, I think is a timeless chic shade. The editorial is stunning, fell in love with the last shot, fantastic!:) Happy Wed my dear, kisses! xo

Emmylou said...

This model looks so beautiful. I've never seen her before...I'm so out of it!
For spring/summer, I can't really just wait to wear lighter clothes. I don't know if I'll incorporate anything new, but for sure, it'll be great to wear short sleeves out again:D
Have a good hump day, Kim!

Emmylou said...

This model looks so beautiful. I've never seen her before...I'm so out of it!
For spring/summer, I can't really just wait to wear lighter clothes. I don't know if I'll incorporate anything new, but for sure, it'll be great to wear short sleeves out again:D
Have a good hump day, Kim!

getcarriedaway said...

wonderful inspiration, she looks so beautiful!
happy day!


Coco said...

Dear Kim, to be honest in Spring I try everything :-) white is very elegant indeed, except for white nails, which I don't like. Love,
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Lorena said...

I love white, so the answers is yes :)
My only problems is keeping the garments clean.
By 10 AM it looks like i have been playing in a backyard.

rachna sharma said...

white is my fav color!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love white. I use to love black more but I think that's changing.

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

There is no way I'm wearing write. The kids spill all over me, all the time. However, I also want to incorporate more neutrals into my wardrobe. Softer colors are very appealing. I can't wait to see what you get. These pictures are gorgeous though. Love the crop top in the first picture.

Yasmeen Khalil said...

White is gorgeous! I'm more of a black girl, but implementing more white pieces and experimenting

Yasmeen x

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

In South Africa, we are in the middle of the Summer and the colour I have incorporated the most is nude :) I love it! I plan on keeping it in my wardrobe for autumn/winter. But white is also a favourite!

Harlynn said...

I think the "bringing white back" is a great idea. It's very classy and as for me, I'll have to be a tad more proper. To avoid spaghetti on my outfit of course hehe.


crafty-zone said...

Amazing photoshot, I love white, simple clothes, they're so beautiful <3


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Thomas woodfin said...

looking fab in this white color i don't have any problem with white color. i like it.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I wish I could pull off wearing white like that! hehe


Kashaya said...

I love white but I always manage to spill on myself when wearing white...

Maddie said...

I love white clothing, because just like black, it goes together with every color! I love wearing white clothes in summer, when my skin is kissed by sun a bit and has a beautiful tan, then the white clothes stand out even more! :)
My favorite piece right now could be a white blazer, I bought one in H&M and I was wearing it non stop in summer and early fall! :)


Darcy said...

I love these pictures! That last one with the open back is stunning!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

The only white around here is tons of snow on the ground- it's hard to think about spring or summer yet!

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Prin Konakei said...

I love the idea of wearing white and I like these outfits, but I always get stains so fast :/


Alicia Mackin said...

I know it is so true, I personally love it and I too want to incorporate more neutrals and lighter colors in to my wardrobe too.

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Christel Kuik said...

Wonderful shoot

Annie Sand said...

I love white but I seldom wear it. I always seem to manage to spill something on myself when wearing it. Haha. But I would love to find a simple summer dress in white, like the one in the fourth picture.

miss b said...

Summer wouldn't be summer without white! I love everything here. Feminine, fresh and so wearable too. I don't tend to wear all white. Its so easy to wear with other neutrals. Your lovely post has made me start to think about my spring wardrobe!

Svetlana said...

Those pics are nice :)
I like all white looks :)

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London Loafers said...

Loved this post! And I know what you mean about super long white nails! I think they just sort of end up looking like claws or something equally dreadful!
Personally, I love wearing white (and black) all year long!


Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I love wearing all white in every season but will totally buy more classic pieces for Summer!

jo said...

Hi Kim, I love wearing white but I usually wear it during winter, don't know why. Hahaha, I'm hoping to buy some pastel clothing too. They're so pretty!

xo Jo


Tanya W. said...

These pure White outfit are super gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of the white.



Sara Gerard said...

Oh these are so pretty! I avoid a lot of white because I tend to get everything dirty, lol. I actually want to learn to sew so that I can make an outfit for Comic con this year, and all-white one. At least I will be in-style :)

Corinne said...

there really are so many fashion rules from back in the day that are being broken-- and i'm so happy about it! despite the fact that i'm such a messy person, i really do love white clothes. there's something really fresh & springy about them!
& i love white nailpolish-- just not white-out looking nailpolish! haha more creamy, i suppose :D
xx Corinne

Sam said...

Love the freshness and lightness of all white, so cool and perfect for spring and summer, great editorial

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Winter whites are pretty awesome. I want that second to last dress. I love the way it fits on the model.

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SANDY M said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for your sweet comment today. I love white but I really haven't bought a lot of it beyond classic white shirts for the very reason you mentioned .. thinking black would be more figure flattering ... but i love white and now that you've made me think about it, I'm going to make a point to try some white pieces on this season! I had already planned on picking up some OPI in white soon to see how I like it :) xox

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AnnTan said...

loving the harper bazaar shoot!

Tina Bradley said...

Lovely pics! I really adore the monochromatic white look! I generally do wear a lot of neutrals--not as much white, though. Might be a good plan for my spring/summer wardrobe, though... Hugs, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Margarita Bloom said...

These are just fabulous. I've really been starting to love the minimalist look lately...white on white or paired with black. So chic and this coming from a girl who totally loves bright colors. *wink*

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Pamela RG said...

I can't wait to wear white. But right now, with all of these snow here, all I see is White. That's ok. It looks heavenly despite the freezing temperature.

oomph. said...

i love an all white outfit, but must admit it's hard to pull off. everything has to fit perfectly so as not to look bulky. would love to try white polish.

Cee said...

I must say, I'm amazed, but also very pleased, that so many designers are sticking with neutrals for this season. I love wearing white, even though it tends to get dirty - it just looks so clean! I do remember growing up how people avoided it, though. In fact, it took me until a year ago to dare to consider wearing white jeans!

LyddieGal said...

I could not be happier to see all the white - it is my favorite color and I love wearing it. I always feel so fresh, bright and happy in white!
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t said...

Great looks! I could never pull off white myself!


Linda B said...

Oooh, pulling off white is going to be such a cool trend! I've got my white leather jacket just raring to go :)

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Alita C. said...

Great photos darling! I love white color!
Kisses Alita

Elle Sees said...

i want some white jeans! i've not had any in years.
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Corinne said...

I love white on other people, I just can't pull it off myself!

Corinne x

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TheTinyHeart said...

I think white is so chic in the summer (especially when I'm tan!) but I do like wearing bright colors in the spring/summer.

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Simera H said...

Have a great day hun.

Dale Janee said...

Wow - you aren't kidding when you say it's all about white, black, white and neutral. I think white on white outfits are so crisp and clean although not always practical. But it's really fun to see all these looks and how they're so different even though they are all wearing basic white. :)


Nicky mywishstyle said...

I Adore white, in winter special!

Ciao Kim

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Earlier this year I had an urge to to buy everything in white ranging from furniture to clothes, Kim. My husband rolled his eyes. Looking at my clothes, I just dont have that many white. Glad I am finally on trend...haha. White is such beautiful, serene and clean color but such a pain to maintain its true white. That's probably why I dont have many clothes in that color.

Lala H said...

i havent gone shopping but probably will after the baby. Im not too sure if im going to love the neutral trend for SS 2014. I did love the bright and colorful Spring and summer the last year

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Carmen said...

I love all white for summer, perfect inspirations, especially the very last look :)

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Oh my gosh…obsessed with white!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Oh my gosh…obsessed with white!

Anne said...

Love an all white outfit but keeping it clean is the only problem:)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love how fresh and crisp white always looks but I don't wear it very often since I find I tend to be a dirt magnet whenever I do. The closets I will get is light grey. This editorial is just stunning Kim!

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Sierra Calah said...

I usually start shopping for summer/spring during January because all of the amazing deals!
By the way I love all her outfits <3
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Fabulous Petite said...

Winter white love. I love the editorial, the photos are so fabulous!!!!


Sam said...

Thanks for the visit doll.....Happy Friday!.


You know what, I actually do love wearing white, it has an understated elegance to it. But, honestly I don't wear it as much as I should since I have quite a few white garments, but I do wear and love winter white. Lovely editorial. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend Kim. /Madison

Jessica said...

I love white and neutrals but I have to say that for some reason I tend to seldom purchase these pieces. I guess I am just drawn to colors.

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Megan Ann said...

I love the white trend. I'm especially into white nails.

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flysongbird said...

i have always liked white .. all white kind of reminds me of this 70s actor Jeetendra, who was an icon back then. when i got my white nail polish i didn't even think i would use it, it was for a music video shoot for which i styled and did the make-up. i wasn't even aware of the trend. i didn't get to use it in the video and ended up trying it on my own and loved it!
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nonnapuffo said...

Total white is always the best

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I haven't gone shopping for Spring/Summer yet but I have been dreaming about it! I'll be able to wear 'normal' clothes again! Can't wait!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim, I think white dresses are so romantic, I have always liked especially in the summer season, I really liked the post, kisses!


Maria Cartagena said...

Guilty as charged! I've ran away from white for years but slowly in the past 2 summer's have been embracing it, slowly. I think it looks terrific with a tan and some gold accessories. I definitely plan to go minimal. This past winter I've done a lot of black noir. Time to think of the opposite. :)



Nails My Dreams said...

I tried wearing white once. I didn't know I stained it so badly (and obviously) with ketchup until I arrived home. Of course, I was mortified and traumatized. I don't wear white nowadays unless I'm really required too... lol.

Rainbow Gatherer said...

they all loon so elegant, I love white colour.

Emdem said...

Yay!! I love wearing white for a day out! So glad if they are back in. Never tried white nail polishes yet, though, hmm... now that you mentioned it... :P


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