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10 Tips for Wearing White Clothes Fearlessly

This go-to color is not just for summer styles

Forget daffodils. White jeans and pants are the real first sign of spring. They look cool with our black tops, add je ne sais quoi chic to striped boatnecks and turn any old blazer into a sophisticated duo worthy of a Ralph Lauren ad. But the joy is mixed with archaic jitters. Wearing white anything still puts us on high-stain alert (coffee dribbles! red wine! makeup smears!). And who doesn't secretly wonder if black pants or dark wash jeans wouldn't be a better dress-slim choice? Here's how to ditch the anxiety, amp up the benefits and let our empowered 50-something selves wear white with confidence head to toe.