Love Aesthetics

July 4, 2014

WEARING ALL WHITE / 5 TRICKS TO STAY CLEAN

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high neck top: here
images by Romeo

Being a neat freak really isn’t a requirement to wear head to toe white.
You just have to bit a bit smart about it. Here are some (much requested)tricks that I have learned (the hard way) to keep white clothing looking clean and impeccable.



01 / M A T E R I A L S
Chose fabrics that are easy to keep clean.
I can fearlessly eat a bowl of spaghetti with red sauce when I’m wearing my smooth leather top because I can just wipe of any splatters with a napkin. However a suede or raw type of leather would be immediately ruined. High quality synthetics often also seem to be more immune to stains, polyester isn’t what it used to be and comes in some amazing silk-like forms. And lastly I’m a fan of white denim and 100% cotton shirts because they can be washed at the highest temperatures which keeps them bright. For shoes, avoid materials like soft mesh, suede, canvas and look for protected and smooth surfaces that are easy to keep clean.



02 / H A B I T S
If you wear a lot of white, you might want to slightly adjust a few habits.
For example always resting your wrists on shop counters can make the sleeves of a light garment become dirty after a while. And then there is opening doors. Open doors with your hands. Please leave a comment if you’re like me and you open doors with every other body part except with your hands: leaning against swing doors with your butt, elbows, knees, back because your hands are too busy holding your phone. Same goes for leaning against the walls in subways or trams. And lastly I’ve learned to look where I am about to sit down before I sit down.



03 / P R O T E C T
Long black or grey overcoats serve as great little protective blankets at the park when you’re wearing white. One way to keep those white garments white is to just bring a jacket.



04 / I N S I D E     O U T
My sweatshirts do have stains, on the inside.
Before I’m going to paint with my kid or before I order a Thai curry, I go to the bathroom and turn my shirt inside out. (And sometimes I keep it like that throughout the day; I think the exposed seams look quite cool.) And if any accidents happen, nothing really happens. It works best on sweatshirts because they are made of a thicker fabric and small stains won’t get through it to the other side.



05 / D O N ‘ T     W O R R Y
Don’t worry too much, it is just a stain.
Sometimes you can camouflage it with a bit of fabric paint and on some synthetic materials or leather with a little bit of nail polish. But my favorite stain remover (specially for denim) is a pair of scissors.


32 responses to “WEARING ALL WHITE / 5 TRICKS TO STAY CLEAN”

  1. Gap says:

    I love white, all white ?? Stunning!XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  2. K A R L says:

    love the last tip. the scissors! so so interesting. ive been meaning to ask how highly you maintain neatness in white clothes .. thanks Ivania

  3. Oroma R. R. says:

    Thanks for the tips Ivania. Forget the fact that on my blog, I wear a lot of colour. Those are clothes I’ve owned for over a year now. These days when I buy clothes, I tend to stick to non-colours. Black and grey. I’m always scared of buying white because I am one of the clumsiest people on earth. I don’t use makeup a lot but the rare times I do, I can’t seem to keep my hands off my face and I end up touching my clothes. It’s a bad habit I need to get rid of. With these tips though, I think I might just give in and wear my white clothes. Believe it or not, a lot of them still have tags on because I’m scared of wearing them and getting them dirty :/

    ORRBLOG

  4. diana says:

    hey!

    nice tips. my biggest problem with white clothes is the deodorant stains you get, especially on t-shirts. after a while they get all yellowish or grayish at the underarm and i swear i tried all types of anti-stain deodorants. how do you deal with that?

    also, i am one of those persons who open doors with any body parts but their hands. 😀

  5. Thank you for sharing! Wat een geniale tips, vooral die van je shirts binnestebuiten dragen!

    Alvast een heel fijn weekend!

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog http://WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

  6. kelly says:

    Great tips x

  7. Geweldige tips! Heel handig, aangezien ik heel snel bb cream vlekken in mijn witte kleding krijg. Ik ben echt nog extra onhandiger als ik wit draag!

    x

  8. Paulina says:

    Haha! I open doors with body parts other than my hands! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  9. Laura says:

    Amazing tips – scissors are the best jeans stain remover haha x

    http://www.allthingselsie.co.uk

  10. Honey Grace says:

    Wow thanks!! Always wanted to try the all-white style but I’m too clumsy and tend to drop everything on me(especially food), thanks for the great tips!

    -Honey Grace

    http://fashion-glitch.blogspot.com/

  11. These are great tricks! They sound elegant and actually very easy to apply.

  12. Liz Lemon says:

    Lovely post with good tips. I sometimes open my doors at home with my toes.

  13. I’m also like you; opening doors with anything but my hands. I usually just use some tissue & then dump it in the nearest open bin & I always carry around hand sanitiser. Extreme I know, but it keeps me feeling clean.

    The Fashann Monster

  14. Kristen says:

    I am definitely someone who opens doors with anything but my hands, if it is avoidable. It’s mostly a germ issue because I’m a crazy germaphobe, but now I just use my hands and then sanitize after because I hate getting my clothes dirty. I love your new site by the way, it’s beautifully simple and clean.

    • T.K. says:

      Same same but different, it’s all about “virus”!
      IN MY OPINION I would love to use hand sanitiser but i really don’t like the feeling of it (it’s not water, it’s not really gel, and finally, i feel like dirtier after using it because it’s like faking clean: nothing replaces a good soap and water 🙂 Sometimes, I just use the restrooms of any café just for washing my hands…
      So the tissue is a good option like Fashann Monster describes… But it is not very ecological because if you use a tissue for each door, that would be a lot of tissues at the end of the day lol! Maybe, I have found my own solution just for opening the doors! : carry around a piece of little towel with two different colours of each sides: one colour for the (dirty) doors and one colour for my (fresh) hands..Here is the maniac of germs speaking…!
      It’s my first comment ever on any blog and I am so happy that is on yours Ivania because I love your blog so much. Maybe because I love clean (so much) and i fell like “at home” when i read it and mostly because I think it is one of the most creative, generous, interesting and intelligent blog I have “experienced”. I think your blog is an experience (i cannot say anything better, if anything becomes an experience for me, it is the BEST compliment).
      THANK U SO MUCH.
      I am about to launch my (art 🙂 blog too, I am very stressed but happy about it and you will be the first blog I will recommend. LOVE LOVE LOVE AESTHETICS!!!!!

  15. Joy says:

    this was such a lovely read! thank you for the tips!

    http://www.joyyiu.com

  16. Likeabyul says:

    Thank you for sharing your tips.
    I’m just like you, opening doors with my lower arm no because of my phone, but to avoid all the germs resting on the door knob!

  17. Liesl says:

    Hahaha!!

    I am a BIG fan of wearing my tops inside-out! The exposed seams or ‘stitched’ words look pretty cool. Plus, it’s like I’ve increased my wardrobe without depleting my bank account….win-win!

    [ I make sure I cut out all labels too! ]

  18. Trâm says:

    I used to kick dors open with my feet, but I have found out that using my elbow makes less noise haha.

  19. ApollineR says:

    Thank you for the tips. Changing habits is the hardest as you need to be very careful

  20. Mari says:

    Great tips!!

  21. Rona says:

    I never really liked wearing all white, but in the last few days I found myself wearing actually a lot of all white outfits, so thank you for these useful tips!

  22. Jay says:

    Great post! I will definatelly take into consideration your advices while wearing all white. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. Love all white, so chic. Great tips!!

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