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White jeans have been making a sartorial statement since the spring 2009 season, and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. You might assume that a white jean is only for skinny stems, but that's not so. Curvier girls can wear them too. Where to wear your white jeans is all about your personal style preferences. But just as important is where not to wear them to avoid a fashion faux pas.
A Pant for All Seasons
The "no white after Labor Day" rule is as outdated as the butterscotch candies your grandma pulls out of her purse. It has become especially chic to wear white during cooler months. You see monochromatic all beige and white ensembles on many the stylish celebrity during winter. Channel your inner A-list actress and try the bold choice. Autumn is the other cool season that has traditionally meant darker, muted colors. But a pair of crisp white jeans goes well with the crisp autumn leaves. And wearing white jeans during the spring and summer goes without saying.
There are virtually endless scenarios for wearing your white jeans during the day. Dress them down for casual outings. Pair them with a tank, T-shirt or button down and a pair of flats. You'll have an outfit in which to walk your dog, go shopping, run errands and grab a coffee with friends. Pair them with a small heel and a feminine top for Sunday brunch or a baby shower.
For night, just like in winter and fall, white jeans are a wild card that come off as bold, confident and cutting-edge. For a night out at the club, pair your jeans with a sparkly or cleavage-bearing top and some mid-to-high heels. Throw on a blazer if you're going to a casual joint or a leather jacket for a club. Accessorize with shiny costume jewelry and a femme bag, and you've got the look.
When Not to Wear White Jeans
Know when to keep your white jeans in your closet. Wearing them to sporting events is a no-no. Why? They're dirty places. People are smooshed together carrying beer and food, so you're just asking for spills and stains. Not to mention that benches and seats in arenas aren't known for their cleanliness. Children's birthday parties also are not the best place to sport your pristine white jeans for similar reasons. The kids are playing tag outside with Popsicles in their hands and the next thing you know, one little tike runs smack dab into your knee with the 'sicle. Church is another place you should proceed with caution. Events like baptisms and funerals require a bit more formality than your white jeans can offer. And for a regular Sunday service, don't risk it unless it's a very casual church.