For Today's Key Fashion Look, Wear White


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by Fran Walker
Fashion School Review Columnist

May 12, 2006


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Today's fashion suggests that nautical is nice, patterns are peachy, dresses are best, but to say white is right this season would be an understatement. Several key fashion designers have staked their careers on white ranges this season. It's a good indication of how less can be more in your fashion career.

Wear Your White Fashions Wisely -- Use a Degree of Color

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Fashion designer Phoebe Philo chose to end her career at Chloe this year with a collection mixing white and color, and you would do well to use some judicious mixing to get today's fashion right in your style. Embroidered shirts and dresses intermingled with other bolder looks works well. No wardrobe is complete without a white shirt, smock, and dress. Neutral colored trousers or skirts help you look cool and casual. Preppy looks are also part of today's fashion, giving you an ideal opportunity to fashion yourself like Katherine Hepburn. You can also consider mixing a white pullover with neutral slacks or a darker rugby shirt with white trousers.

What Has White Got to Do With My Fashion Career

If you are embarking upon your own fashion degree or fashion career, you may not be interested in following the trends. If white is right this season, there is a reason. You need to look inwards and outwards during your fashion degree program or fashion career. White, like black, should never be out of fashion, but it takes a good designer to hit the right note. Finding your own key looks will be vital in your fashion degree program, but so will keeping your eye on what works on the high street. Right now, white is working!

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Fran Walker is a freelance writer, editor and researcher specializing in educational, health, safety and domestic issues. Previously, she spent five years in marketing in the self-help, health and health and safety sectors before leaving to start a family

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