grateful for 49 years
Grateful For 49 Years – Favorite Things
September 8, 2016
first radio interview
First Radio Interview – Favorite Things
September 15, 2016
grateful for 49 years
Grateful For 49 Years – Favorite Things
September 8, 2016
first radio interview
First Radio Interview – Favorite Things
September 15, 2016

I grew up hearing all the rules for proper dressing and one of the biggest was, “never wear white after Labor Day.” Hmm, I can see how that might be the case in places where you have seasonal change, but in tropical climates it doesn’t really make much sense. That’s why I wear white pants year round.

Now, that’s not to say we never have cooler temperatures in Florida, but I still don’t see any boots in my future for some time yet. So, I am just going to seize on the opportunity to keep wearing my whites!

White Pants Year Round

I wear white pants year round because I love the crisp look they bring to an otherwise casual outfit. There’s just something about white that says, “clean and put together.”

white pants year round

For this outfit, I chose a delicate navy lace peekaboo top. Navy is always a great neutral choice and it also provides a slightly softer alternative to black if it’s too overpowering for your skin tone.

white pants year round

I don’t usually wear a lot of lace, but I appreciate the details of this navy blouse. The peekaboo arms and top keep the lace from looking too heavy or overly formal. I also love the cut-out flowing detail of the back.

white pants year round

I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating…don’t go too tight with white pants because the light color can really emphasize lumps and bumps if stretched too tight. These pants still give me plenty of moving room without looking baggy.

white pants year round

I picked up this gray leather fringe necklace and bracelets on sale at Macy’s, then I continued the gold accent with my sandals.

white pants year round

Featured Looks From My Refined Style #12

We had a great turnout for our one-year anniversary linkup and, as usual, everyone brought their A-game to the party! Here are some of my favorite featured looks.

Lisa – Three Ways To Wear A Button-Up Shirt

Three Ways To Wear A Button-Up Shirt

Stefanie – Layers of Ruffles And Handmade Accents

Ruffles and Handmade Accents

Adrienne – Four Ways To Wear A Long Vest

Four Ways To Wear A Long Vest

All of these fabulous fashionistas have been pinned to the Pinterest My Refined Style Board!

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Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Rania says:

    I love white pants but with the snow it’S hard to keep them clean. Would love if you can link up to

  2. Patti says:

    Oh I agree – white trousers look so pulled together, all year round. Love this lacy top too. Thanks for linking, xo


  3. Dawn Lucy says:

    Yes to white pants all year long, though I wished I looked as good in mine as you do in yours!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday and hope your Saturday is fun and fashionable too!

    Dawn Lucy

  4. Ruth says:

    All about wearing white pants year round! It’s fun and gives a different feel to regular denim! You look fabulous!

  5. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  6. Love the look of white pants with a sweater. I should probably try and wear my white pants more often and think of them as a year round wardrobe staple instead of just for summer.

  7. I am so into wearing white jeans lately! You look lovely in yours! I love the lace detail on your top. But that necklace really left me swooning! How fabulous is that?! So gorgeous….your entire look!


  8. White pants do look great year round! And I love the blue lace top you paired yours with! Fabulous look!

  9. Anna Parkes says:

    Navy with white does look really classy on you. I’m not so keen on white but I think that’s a British thing – those Essex girls have a lot to answer for! I do have quite a few pairs of white jeans waiting for their moment, but summer is fading quickly so I might have to wait until next year now. Have a great week x

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Yes Anna, weather is much more of an issue for you than for me. I look forward to see what you come up with for Fall!

  10. El Paso is so behind the times. I am almost scared to break that rule of no white after Labor Day around these parts. But you wear it so effortlessly and as if wearing white in the fall has been something we have all always done. Great inspiration. Thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog.

  11. jess says:

    I think I need to get another wear or so out of my white jeans. Love this look with the touches of silver. Yes when it is still warm, like it is here in NC, why not?
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  12. I posted my white pants after labor day look today!Love your look!

  13. White is definitely my go-to any time of year!
    This looks fantastic!

  14. Ashley says:

    I definitely don’t pack away all the white during the fall and winter, either- love this look!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. Love wearing white pants year round!!!