Why white accessories are the new black accessories
Do you still believe in the rule of no white accessories? Think again - white shoes, bags and belts are the new neutrals. Here is how to wear them
Remember the times when elder ladies in summer changed their black purse into a white one? White accessories used to be considered bad taste. These memories still keep many of us from wearing white accessories. And that is a pity. Because to give your outfits an instant update, nothing works better. It´s been two years that they have been around on the catwalks now - seems like they are here to stay! So instead of going for your black clutch and black pumps in case of doubt, from now on, follow the mantra that white is the new black - not only in summer but in winter as well. Here is why!
The white shoes
White shoes are total no-brainers. They are as neutral as nude versions but make every look appear much fresher. They work with black, make dark blues seem much more exciting, work exceptionally well with all kinds of pastels and are always an easy match with all types of coloured bags. So get all the pale yellow and pink dresses you never wore because you did not know how to style them out of your closet and wear them with white shoes! In summer, search for pointed flats or pumps made out of soft, mat leather. Don´ts are white patent or satin shoes unless you are getting married in them. In winter, invest in some boots. Same rules apply here for the choice of leather. Needless to say that white shoes are the perfect match with your jeans, too.
The white bag
In summer, the white bag is the perfect match for anything printed. Instead of matching your bag with the colour of the flowers on your dress like a seven-year-old girl, add a tougher vibe with a white bag. Same works with stripes, graphic patterns and animal prints. And don´t store your white purse in winter - they will lift your mood when worn with navy, beige or checked jackets and coats!
The white (bag) belt
The white belt should from now on be your new black belt. Because it makes every dress, jacket or even coats more interesting. But it can look a little bit too futuristic. You don´t want to look like a stewardess from space, so combine the white belt either with simple black dresses, coloured checks or soft materials like fur or cashmere. And never wear it over anything made of leather!