White Pants and Cargo Vest

Details: Target vest (similar) and shirt / Articles of Society jeans / Francesca’s Necklace / Jack Rogers Sandals

When it comes to me and white pants, I get very nervous. In my hurry to get everything done as quickly as possible, I can be somewhat accident prone. More than once, I have rested my coffee mug on top of my car as I put all of my stuff in the backseat and somehow knocked it off either while reaching for it or by closing the door too hard. Coffee then splatters everywhere, including on whatever stain-showing outfit I am wearing at the moment. That being said, If there was an equivalent to plastic couch covers for pants, I would consider wearing them. Without said plastic pants covers, I tried to take my time while wearing these new jeans and I had almost no stains. Almost meaning I did get a small spot of ink on them, but that’s what a Clorox Bleach Pen is for.

Aside from my anxiety that I will somehow soil these jeans, I’m really happy with the way they fit. They are not too tight and have a little bit of a stretch to them. I can definitely see myself dressing them up a little more with heels and a nice top, but this is a nice casual alternative.

White Pants and a Bright Top

Paris Blue via TJ Maxx pants / Jones New York sandals (Avalon) / Gap sweater / J.Crew necklace / Old Navy blouse / Michael Kors watch (gift) / Ray Ban wayfarers (purchased with Amazon gift card

Ok so white is probably the most obvious choice when it comes to styling with bright colors. Just because it’s obvious does not make it any less of a good idea. Also bright colors and whites are easy to pair with all of the other accoutrements of summer such as tan sandals and gold accessories. I decided to wear a navy blue cardigan with the combo to tone it down and contrast the green a bit. It’s getting to be that time of year when you can walk everywhere and you almost don’t need a coat, except for last Friday when we walked home from dinner and the temperature made a swift and drastic change. This brings me to my favorite detail of white pants: they keep you warm while still looking dressy. And the cats out of the bag!

Summer Shopping: White Pants

Thrifted Evan Piccone blazer / Target shirt / vintage scarf / thrifted vintage Ann Taylor shoes / Paris Blues via Marshalls pants / J.Crew necklace / Ray Ban wayfarers (purchased with gift card)
I am slightly obsessed with the instant inspiration that I get from Pinterest. This look was inspired by a pin I saw a couple of weeks ago. It reminded me that I had a void in my closet for a great pair of white skinny pants. When I started looking for white pants a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that most stores were already in short supply. When I stopped in to Marshalls to look again, there were barely any left. I had to resort to looking in the juniors department, which can be scary, but if you have keen eye for avoiding whiskers and super low rise, you might come out ahead. These pants were $20, which is at least $10-$20 less than some of the styles I saw in the misses and petite departments, and to be honest, a little more contemporary. To finish the look I fashioned a belt out of my vintage scarf. Now that I have a great pair of white pants, I can’t stop thinking of ways to wear them. Are white pants high on your shopping list for summer?

White pants

These white pants have been with me since my college days. They were purchased from Kohl’s as a cheap alternative to a dress or skirt for bar hopping. I didn’t end up wearing them as much as I intended and they somehow survived those days. Now they freshen up a summer work look. Instead of pairing them with the obvious nautical colors, I wore them with this black top and belted a nautical scarf over it for an interseting layer. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Gap shirt and belt; Vintage scarf; Kohl’s pants; Nine West shoes; Charleston Market earrings