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By Tallulah Dumonde

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Hector Jean in Aspen White by James Jeans at Searle and www.oliveandbettes.com are made for women, by women. Eco friendly, all patterns are made by hand and only organic treatments are used to process the various washes (cured in the sun, actually..what’s more natural than that!?!). For more on James Jeans go to www.jamesjeans.us.

You’ve been waiting all winter, eyeing your favourite white jeans, neatly folded and calling your name. Now that Spring is here, what are the rules? Do you follow the age old: no white before Easter or after Labor Day? Or do you break all the rules and suit yourself up like a blinding supernova as soon as the crocuses peek thru the earth? We have tips from our fashion insiders:

Ways to work white:

• White jeans with a darker top

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Michael Kors at www.NeimanMarcus.com

• White man-tailored shirt with beige pants or chocolate brown-think Katherine Hepburn

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Great Kate in her signature white man’s-style shirt

• White jackets with darker hued pants-so chic with a metallic bag

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Nanette Lepore at www.bergdorfgoodman.com

• Mix white and winter white

• Fresh spring dresses that incorporate white with splashes of color or bold black and white prints

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Lida Baday dress at www.saks.com

Avoid:

• White shoes, til the weather is warmer

• Head-to-toe white, NYC is tough on white in general, but with warmer months, if you’re brave enough, head-to-toe white is chic. Otherwise, save it for the Hamptons!

• White tights (unless you’re under 11 or starring in Swan Lake)

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White Hot Accessories:

• Chic white bags and White belts as accents

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D&G and Prada bags at www.bergdorfgoodman.com

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Ellen rocks the white belt look

Originally published March 2007
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