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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bright White



White denim is undoubtedly a summer essential...but unfortunately, the perfect pair can be really hard to find.  I've tried on dozens of styles that were too thin & almost see-through (not a good look) and others that didn't have the right balance of structure + stretch to them.  Since I am pear-shaped, for years I stayed away from this shade of denim because I thought it would only further emphasize my larger lower half.  But, it's true what they say - it is all about the fit!  

This cropped pair were a dream come true for me - a flawless fit, comfortable and surprisingly flattering.  Though they are a boyfriend shape, I sized down for more of a "skinny" look and I've been wearing them nonstop ever since.  I decided to share two of my favorite ways to style them - one casual day look and one slightly more polished.  If you've been afraid of white jeans in the past, like I was, I encourage you to give these a try - I promise you won't be disappointed (they also come in short & long lengths)!


What I'm wearing:
Dorothy Perkins blouse (here; use code DPFWE for 20% off), Gap blazer (similar), c/o Old Navy jeans (on sale here), Pour La Victoire heels via Marshall's (on sale here or here), c/o T+J Designs cuff (similar), c/o Send the Trend clutch (here), Nails: Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet





What I'm wearing:
c/o Sheinside blouse (similar), c/o Old Navy scarf (here) & jeans (here), ALDO sandals (similar here or here), c/o JustFab bag (here), Michael Kors watch (similar), Bracelets: c/o Stella & Dot (here) & Forever 21 (similar), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar)

This post is sponsored by Old Navy
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42 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I thought I had found the perfect pair of white skinnies. And then I saw myself wearing them on camera. Not so much. So I am still on the hunt. I always like the thickness of Old Navy jeans but for some reason they just do not fit me right! =( You look gorgeous!!!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ashley said...

Finding a pair of white pants/jeans is definitely hard to find with the issue being "too thin"! Love both looks but I really love the second look :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Ana Rinck said...

I find that boyfriend jeans have the best shape for my "Latina" hips. Regardless of color, I think they work very well with pear-shaped bodies.

Love the outfits!

Natali said...

Beautiful outfits, 2nd one is my favorite one!

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FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

You look so stunning!!! I am obsessed with the first outfit! Loving the lavender blazer with the floral top! I also had a tough time finding white jeans, and then I found my perfect pair in Zara last year, but I didnt purchase them! I was overseas, and thought it would be best if I got them when I returned - of course that never happened! So now I am back to looking for my perfect pair! Those white pants fit you perfectly! I may have to give them a try!
xx
Inna
Footprints in the City

Styleclouds said...

I love the first post and I have to admit I am getting jealous of your shoe collection!!! :-) You look beautiful! xo, Christina

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Lady of Style said...

You always put together the nicest Old Navy Outfits! Especially love your Emerald Green look.

It is difficult to get the right white trousers, I agree, as too many are see-through.

Annette
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Melissa Myers said...

Great outfits! Really like the second one! I'm always afraid to wear my white bottoms. Don't want to get them dirty. I have had great luck with the Loft boyfriend pants. For some reason, Old Navy bottoms don't fit me very well. I wish they did!

Chloe Arizona said...

love the purple blazer!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Gotta love white jeans for summer! You styled them perfectly :)

AF said...

I agree its hard to find but since u found the perfect ones u feel like you wanna wear it everyday :))

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Chelsea Islin said...

I love both your outfits! White jeans are a tricky thing to find, I'm going to give ON ones a second try so we'll see...

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Alyson said...

love, love, love! just saw these online earlier this week and so wanted them. linked to them in monday's post actually. adore both looks, especially since the first one is so friday work appropriate too!

alyson
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Dina Karivalis said...

Love these looks! I love white jeans I am styling mine 4 different ways on the blog today!
xo Dina
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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Stunning...I love that green cardigan!

xoxo
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Tiffany M* said...

Love these looks with the different pops of color. I love white jeans but mine seem to be too cropped- will have to give these a try. Also- that JustFab bag is stunning! The color is perfect for spring!
beijos,
Tiffany
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Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

I am still afraid of white jeans - I haven't found a pair yet that I love! Both looks are super cute but I especially like the colors in the daytime!

xo jackie

Kristina said...

Adore your blazer!!

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Christina Heflin said...

Love these white jeans, I like all three ways you styled them!

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& Pretty Things said...

ohh love the lilac blazer in your first outfit! so pretty! x

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

The only perfect pair of white jeans I have found are my maternity ones. Ha ha! They are so cute but not really practical for use right now. Love both of these looks!

Amy


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Kayla Gilbert said...

I have been on the hunt for white jeans for SO long.. Seems like they are every where but still so hard to find. I think you look fab in both of these looks. Love that green blouse! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Julie said...

Finding white jeans is a challenge for sure! I actually have a bunch of pairs of nude, seamless boyshorts from victorias secret specifically for wearing with white jeans just because finding a pair that isn't at least somewhat see-through is nigh unto impossible.

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Ashleigh said...

I love the second look with the flat sandals! You look so pretty. White denim for me is a no-no, I would definitely just get it dirty!
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Emily said...

I love the colors in your second outfit together! Especially that purple bag. The boyfriend jeans look super comfy--I'll need a trip to Old Navy soon!

Emily
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Britt Whit said...

that blazer is from the Gap! SHUT UP! I love it! You look great as always :)

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

these are both perfection! i love the layers, and that we're title twins, great minds :)
Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Danielle {Envision Pretty} said...

the green + the scarf + the bag.... OMG perfection! I really, really love this casual, bright combo! Rocked it!

xx!
Danielle
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Hannah said...

You styled them so cute!

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Kenzie Lee said...

I love both of these looks! White denim is so versatile!

X Kenzie

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Anngelik Martinez said...

Love this! Super cute outfit especially that blazer and floral top.

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Chelsea said...

You look great! I love both looks but the lavender blazer is so nice with those skinnies.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Audrey said...

Love white denim! Such a summer staple..those look amazing on you. I just pulled mine out today. x

MJ said...

I have pear issues and bought those same boyfriend crops from Old Navy.I love them. I also bought a pair of curvy skinny ankle jeans in white from Loft. They also fit great.

Shannon Willardson said...

I'm loving the white denim! I could wear it everyday!
Shannon
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gormie said...

These are both so great-- I love that both outfits use greens/blues/purples and are for similar weather, but have completely different vibes.

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Lu Ross said...

Love these outfits! You look so beautiful! Love the magenta bag! It's gorgeous! This white denim is perfect and looks great on you!

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FitTravelerAJ said...

love the cropped pants! I wish ON pants fit me, but my thighs are too big and my waist is too small. HAHA! Two fantastic looks :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Misty said...

I got my white skinnies at Old Navy. Love them.

Lili Morton said...

The floral blouse with the pastel blazer is heavenly! xoLili

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Jill said...

You look beautiful! You always do though so no surprise there! I have a giveaway for one of those J crew inspired rosebud necklaces if you are interested in entering. Didnt know if you had one yet and free is the best way to try anything out, right? It's on last Fridays post.
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countrygirlcityfashion said...

This outfit is so fresh and pretty - I love the look of your gorgeous green blouse with white jeans.

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