70 percent of my wardrobe is composed of neutral basics I can easily mix and match with the remaining 30. Over time, however, I've noticed that the gamit na gamit items are always the black blazers and LBDs, while the white pieces remain crisp and pristine inside my closet.
While I've always wanted to cop the signature Heart Evangelista classy-in-all-white look for my day-to-night appointments, I've always been restricted from doing so because white tends to be more see-through. And when you're walking to an afternoon business meeting in BGC or an interview in Makati CBD, the last thing you want is for your clients and partners to know the exact outline (and color) of your panties.
So, in order to look classy and seamless in your fresh, all-white ensemble, I did a little research to make sure those dainty investment pieces don't go to waste:
Select the right fabric
When shopping for white clothes, opt for good, quality fabric such as linen or twill, and avoid clingy material. This will also make the way the cloth falls on your body more structured, so you can look more polished overall.
Don't wear white underneath.
Instinctively, this seems like a good idea, but wearing white on white will create a "highighter effect" that'll make your undergarments more prominent.
Instead, go for nude, neutral underwear.
Choose panties and bras closer to your skintone to create a camouflage effect.
TRY: Spanx Undie-tectable lace waist hipster, available via Zalora
Do: Opt for seamless cuts
Go for smooth material to prevent unwanted creases on your shirt. Avoid loud prints and lacey fabric.
TRY: Maidenform Casual Comfort Wirefree Bralette with lift in beige, available via Zalora
Layer, layer, layer
A white summer dress will undoubtedly have you looking presko and is a perfect piece for a beach party or Sunday lunch. But if you want to look a bit more office-friendly, pair it with a thick white blazer, or add a pop of color as an accent piece.
Keep your clothes ironed + smelling fresh and crisp.
It's all in the details. A well-maintained basic piece will always trump designer clothes worn sloppily. Sayang ang OOTD if you don't take care of your clothes and keep them presentable. Make sure to read the label and wash them accordingly, and store outfits properly to preserve quality.
TRY: Messy Bessy Fabric Freshener Spray, available via Shopee