Thursday, May 15, 2008

The power of color: white

Ah, water lily white. Evocative of starchy summer linens, new cotton, spring picnics and ethereal floatiness, white is a powerful statement color. In it's various shades white can be relaxing, elegant and mellow, or crisply exciting and invigorating. We've picked some items in wonderful white available now on Etsy.

This crocheted necklace by Dainty Crochet by Aly is a pretty combination of moonstone, glass, and cotton thread in winning winter white. This necklace would add an unexpected element to an outfit; a bit of romance and whimsy. Paired with black, red, or navy, this necklace is sure to POP. Worn dressed up or down, it's a sure crowd pleaser. Check out her shop for this and other amazing statement necklaces (such as The Wounded Poppy in red and blue and Wild Lace in khaki).


White and edgy, these leather motorcycle gloves are surprising and feminine; with pink piping and floral buttons, they are seductively sweet but not saccharine. Available at Les Frivolites, (your one stop shop for scene stealing accessories) these gloves are a startling choice when paired with a slinky dress ala Posh Beckham, or are an edgy ass kicking dose of attitude with jeans and boots. However you wear them, they are sure to get you noticed.

Leather Buttons Gloves/Mitts White by Les Frivolites

Sweetly pert and pretty, White Violets by Tiger Lilly Shop effortlessly warm up an outfit with uber-femininity while injecting wildflower white to cool you down. These are great if you're going monochrome white, or for subtle touches of white, such as a scarf on your purse, these earrings and a bracelet. We love the details on the petals and that they're hypoallergenic.

White Violets by Tiger lilly shop

Sugar is sweet and so is short, but this dress by Charlie Clothing is a roundhouse kick to the dome of pure va va voom. Paired with leggings or skin tight pencil jeans, the dress is suggestive and tough-girl chic. Worn with ballerinas or stilettos, the dress emphasizes your summer tan, should you skip the pants, and minimizes the tummy area if you happen to, y'know, actually eat something. Win win!

White Lindsay Dress  by Charlie Clothing

Infuse some white into your wardrobe--it never, ever, goes out of style and is totally seasonless. There's sure to be a shade you can carry off. Your style will thank you for it.

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