2 November 2012

How To: Style White Jeans for Fall

Hi everyone, 

This post is the first in my 'How To' series, it shows my interpretation of styling white jeans for fall, I must say that this has been one of the most challenging posts ever as it turns out white jeans are my styling nemesis. 

  • Firstly, the white jeans featured are not really jeans but 'jeggings' a hybrid of jeans and leggins, I opted for jeggings because they are somehow more slimming because the fabric hugs your skin like a glove. 
  • To update white jeans for fall I suggest wearing light sweaters, scarves, blazers, knitted beenies, boots and wearing tops with fabrics with added textures such as tweeds and knits.
  • If, like me, you're concerned about drawing too much attention to your hips, I suggest wearing a longer top to take attention away from any problem areas. 
  • I tried on a few other tops out of my closet that could have worked, I found that a tight mini dress worn over white jeans also worked well, except most of my dresses were black and the contrast was too stark. Here are some different looks, nothing was bought for this shoot except for the jeggings, which I bought at Shimmer Kingston for a very low price; everything else were things I've had in my closet for months even years. 
  •   1st Look: Ivory Sweater Dress worn with Leopard Pumps

Sweater Dress: Forever 21(last year)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Stretch Cuff: Bebe
Earrings: Bebe
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Prada
Sunnies: Prada
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC

  •   2nd Look: Grey Satin Shirt over Lace Blouse with Black Pumps 

  • Grey Satin Shirt: Violet & Claire
    Black Lace blouse: Bebe
    Necklace: BCBG 
    Watch: Cartier 
    Shoes: Aldo
     Clutch: Jeng Beng Mandeville
    Houndstooth Poncho used as blanket: Forever 21
    Nail Polish: 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' by: Deborah Lippman

    • 3rd Look: Chambray Denim shirt over Ivory Lace blouse

Chambray Shirt: Forever 21
Lace Blouse: Forever 21
Cuffs: From India
Bag: Aldo
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC

  •   4th Look: When all else fails, wear a hat! ...Geometric Shirt Dress worn as top with a wool hat

    Shirt Dress: 
    Bag: Bedo
    Shoes: Aldo
    Hat: Heaslip
    Ring: Calvin Klein
    Lipstick: Morange MAC

    In conclusion, I must say that my favourite look of all was the look that I felt most comfortable in, the geometric dress worn as a top. I felt that the white jeans brought too much attention to my hips and in the end the printed top minimized my hips like a photoshopping tool! lol 

    The lesson behind this post, is, not because something is in means you have to wear it, as not every trend fits every body type; and if you're not comfortable in something you won't look good in it. Comfort is key.

    My room was a huge mess after pulling EVERY SINGLE piece of clothing out of my closet, and it was just sheer joy when I found something that worked that I wore it to the premiere of 'Flight' by Denzel Washington- which was an amazing movie I might add! You guys should go see it this weekend and let me know what you think.  

    Which look was your favourite? Please post a comment if you're willing to try this trend :)

 Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend everyone! 


  1. Love the first and last on looks great

    1. Thanks Kanetia, those are my favourite looks too :) I want to see you start a blog girl, you have amazing style :)

      Xoxo Happy Weekend!

  2. Love all 4 looks but I think my favorite of them all is the red look. It's probably because I love the color red and it looks beautiful on you. I like how the red is contrasting against the white pants and really pop!

    1. Hi hun! Thanks for commenting, how do you find the time to comment when you're out living the life of high fashion? I hate to take you away from your shoes too!! lol I am so in love with your shoes! I would marry them! well, them and your wedding gown! I say yes to your dress!

      PS, I love your blog!

    2. That was my favourite look too ;)

  3. I love all 4 looks honey!! My favorite is the lace & denim together!! Love those black heels with that grey top!! Girl you are a genius for these looks!! Love it!!

    1. Thank you Yolanda, I think another challenge was making sure I got everything from the closet and using older items.

      I think I would have loved the lace and denim look more if the top was a little longer or if I wore stiletto ankle boots, but since I didn't have any I went with my leopard shoes!I so need to up my shoe game! definitely gonna take advantage of Black Friday sales buying shoes!!! yaaay!

      thanks for posting, your package should get to you soon BTW :)

  4. Oh and Btw you look absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  5. Girl! Props to you for rocking and pulling off those white pants! I LOVE it paired with that geometric print top and floppy hat! One word, CLASSY! Love it.

    1. Thanks Chica, not sure I'll be wearing these jogging a again, I may do a DIY with them. ;;)

      Thanks for taking the time to post.

  6. Absolutely love your blog! It’s fabulous. Your personal style is gorgeous and I love basically everything you post. Also,I just wanted you to know that I think your style choices are impeccable. Every time i am hitting a big event i turn to your facebook page for hits on hairstyle and makeup.Looking back through old albums of you, you never fail to look effortlessly chic. Start giving some makeup tips.....love you chica

  7. Thank you Charmaine!
    I miss you! :( I must say you have always been a style icon in my book! Love your new look and that yellow dress SMOKING!
    Thanks for taking the time to post!

    Ps, I will try and do a make-up post, I'm not that good though... :/ I'm just learning the magic of contouring, maybe I could feature that! ;;)

  8. WOW>>>>Lace and denim. I may steal that look but may do a skirt instead. I am going through a skirt phase so will give it a try. Thanks for sharing your fashion styles. You are truly an inspiration. Can't wait to replicate one of your insprired styles and post!!!!

  9. Go right ahead! I love your skirts and your fashion sense, you understand the fundamentals of the colour wheel which is why your colour combos are such a hit!