sponsored: whiten up at kohl’s

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To wrap up our Kohl’s fashion series, they asked me to tackle the trickiest spring trend of all: white.

Confession time, friends: until this spring, I didn’t own a single white piece of clothing aside from my wedding veil and a few white tees, neither of which see the light of day on any regular basis. I find white to be terrifyingly unflattering, particularly for those of us with pale skin and non-model physiques. But every year, as the weather warms up, I wish I was that girl that could parade around in skinny white jeans, or a sweet little spaghetti-strap white eyelet dress. I even go so far as to try them on. And every year, I leave the store defeated…and depressed.

But it’s occurred to me that it doesn’t have to be that way. There are solutions! First things first: the appropriate underpinnings are key, friends. Remember: nude, not white – and either wear a seamless boy short or a thong to avoid the dreaded VPL.

Next, instead of white skinny jeans (impossible with even a hint of cellulite), try a crisp white trouser. It works in casual or business settings, and you can seek out a pair that’s either (a) lined or (b) cut wide enough to save you from…shall we say “overexposure”. I tracked down a perfect version from Apt. 9 at Kohl’s at a price so low, you won’t even be scared to wear them (nothing like leaning up against your car to rummage through your bag while wearing brand new white pants). The cut is flattering, the fabric is sturdy, and they even come with a silver skinny belt you’ll wear with a dozen other things.

To make it work, pair the pants with a light top (anything too dark can be jarring against white) – think pastels, but nothing too saccharine sweet. I love the pleats on this pale yellow tank from LC Lauren Conrad – they’re right on trend, and the forgiving cut will help you gloss over any less desirable areas, while bringing out the best in a smaller bust. Top with a dark denim jacket like this one from Lee, a stack of bangles and a wedge espadrille to add the perfect dose of casual chic.

And, once again, we’re well under the $100 mark…which means you’ll have plenty left over to nab this adorable little Simply Vera Vera Wang cardigan I spotted while I was at Kohl’s. If I could in any way pull off chartreuse (sadly, it’s not for the pale girls of the world), it’d have been mine in a flash!

Disclosure: Bloggers received a gift card on behalf of Kohl’s via Glam Media to complete the trend look. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kohl’s. All trademarks and service marks are owned or licensed by Kohl’s Illinois, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.
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