It goes without saying: white is a summer staple. It’s crisp, clean (at least in the morning), and – when worn with bold pops of color and texture – anything but boring. Here are three ways to work it into your wardrobe, stat.


Lady in red (& white): Red is alluring on many levels. Pair this hard-case clutch with old-fashioned beading for a striking juxtaposition.

All mod: Black and white is as timeless as it is modern. As is leather and lace. Go with ankle-strap pumps for extra height and a one-shoulder dress or asymmetrical hem for added dimension.

Keep an arsenal of belts: Nothing breaks up an outfit quite like a belt. And this ribbon belt in particular could just as easily double as a head scarf.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 19, 2013

Spring and summer are always big on color – but sometimes your wardrobe just needs a good palette cleanser. For a little hue detox, check out the tips below for rocking this season’s beloved all-white ensemble.


1. Start with a summer staple: the little white dress.

2. Make sure to always have a Tide to Go pen handy inside that white clutch.

3. Add a little edge. Try a studded sandal or stacks of spiked jewelry.

4. Take a note from the Spring 2013 runways and keep makeup fresh and simple. And remember: get dressed, then do your makeup.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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May 10, 2013