Try shades of white for a summer fashion delight
Although this may not be PHY2048C (Physics for Engineers and Scientists I), Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion, “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction,” can be applicable to this article and summer’s most fashionable trend.
With so many bold prints and bright hues illuminating our outfits this season, ensembles consisting of shades of white have been a refreshing diffuser.
The assemblage of white shades will guide us in a completely variant and new way of brightening up our closets this summer and result in a very à la mode and invigorated whirl on our monochromatic wardrobe.
As the lush bloom of flowers and warm weather become apparent, homage to the most wonderful peripheral vision of season needs to be acknowledged: summer fashion.
Instead of spotlighting flowers budding by the Towers or discussing the air conditioner bill at our off-campus housing, the focus is shifted to what white hues you should be wearing this post-Memorial Day season.
Cream: At first reference you may think of cream as the product produced by cattle on natural pasture, while after taking ARH3454 (Happenings and Conceptual Art) you might view cream as the pastel color of yellow, much like pink is to red.
Yet, according to the spring/summer 2012 runways, cream is a sister color to white and a decidedly stylish hue to infuse into your wardrobe. In addition to the runways, a number of UCF’s fashion trailblazers that you see on your way to class rock this trend and their resulting outfits are quite remarkable.
One way to wear this hue is via Francesca’s Twinkle Oxford shoes ($38) à la Francesca’s Collections in Waterford Lakes. These investment-worthy shoes will give your outfit visual interest. According to the product description, “The menswear trend goes glam with glimmering sequins peaking out around the faux leather on this cream oxford.” This impeccable and borrowed-from-the-boys shoe style is the utmost debonair selection to spruce up your wardrobe.
Then, at Diesel, the store has DM0001 ($180) — its latest pair of sunglasses with cream accents. These sunglasses feature a metallic/plastic frame, aviator lenses and embossed logo detailing. A summer wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sunglasses, and Diesel à la Waterford Lakes is your go-to option for your sartorial need.
Vanilla: Another option for addressing this white-hued trend is a vanilla hue. Although vanilla can be referenced when discussing a boring personality, in the world of fashion, vanilla couldn’t be more exciting. Essentially, the color vanilla is a rich tint of off-white and can be pulled off with ease.
Francesca’s Collections sells a stylish three-quarters-length lace dress that will make a statement wherever you go. The boutique’s Laced in Love Dress ($48) lends a feminine touch to your summer style.
As for men, Diesel sells a Swalky shirt ($84) that is a button-down must-have from its S/S ’12 collection. The shirt features dual chest pockets and snap-button closing, which is anything but vanilla.
Ivory: The runway origins of the ivory trend are vast and it’s simply impossible to narrow it down to a single, definitive illustration.
That said, a favorite product from runway to mainstream is Francesca’s Uptown Girl Tank ($34). This sheer blouse is constructed with front seams and pleated shoulders — perfect for a relaxed weekend look.
Another excellent reference point is Diesel’s Gulliver men’s casual shoe ($105). The shoe has a flawless finish with its suede, textured leather and laced closure, a rubber sole, stitch detailing and logo details. The resulting look is texturally harmonious and utterly intriguing.