Budget Stylista: Break Out The White Pants

White jeans are everywhere these days: magazines, store windows, tampon commercials (I don’t care how maxi that maxi tampon is, I do not believe you will have my back – or my underwear in this case – in white pants!) And they’re cute. They are a great way to lighten up denim for the summer and look so great with so many things.

I’m especially a big fan of white pants with bright tops, printed tops and denim/chambray tops. I don’t care how much the Gap or famous stylists try to tell me that denim on denim (or a chambray shirt with  jeans) is back in style, I will NOT be rocking a Canadian tuxedo of any kind any time soon. [Note: CollegeCandy loves Canada. Please don’t hate us.] But pair a cute denim button down or jacket with white jeans and you’ve got yourself a hot little number. Holleration!

Here are three examples of crisp white denim for summer. And with Memorial Day/Summer BBQs/excessive day drinking around the corner, you can start rocking these ASAP. As in now. As in get yourself a pair and rock them.

White Shorts
Paired with this cute crop top and white sandals this outfit screams “I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.” Or “I like to spend my days on the beach with a boom box.” Pair with white shades OR go for the lavender, which adds a fun ’80s twist paired with the coral top. Oh, and if crop tops don’t really do it for you (like they do for Brody Jenner), just throw on a basic white tank underneath to get the same look without showing off your belly button.

Product Information: Shorts – Old Navy, $15; Crop Top – Lulus.com, $30; Sandals – Forever 21, $15.80; Sunglasses – Forever 21, $5.80

White Boot Cut Jeans
The boot cut jeans are the most flattering white denim style for most figures. The key to wearing white denim is to remember two things:

1. Wear nude underwear/thong.
2. When in doubt go a size up.

White denim is not nearly as forgiving as your favorite pairs of super dark skinnies, so a little looser is okay. In fact, it’s appreciated by your fellow citizens. The boot cut is great paired with a wedge and, in this case, a bright tank (tucked in) with a super cute, loose denim bomber jacket (worn open or closed- the choice is yours!).

Product Information: White Jeans – Gap, $69.50; Tank – American Apparel, $19; Jean Jacket – Forever 21, $24.80; Wedges – Lulus.com, $25.50.

White Skinny Jeans
The white skinny is paired best with a more flowy top. Go for a long tunic if you wish and add a belt or something that draws your eye up. I love the brightness of the plaid and the femininity of the ruffle in this shirt! Pair with patent heals for night or black leather sandals for the day. And if it gets cool, a leather jacket paired with white jeans is, well, amazeballs. (I know $75 is pricey for a jacket, but as far as leather jackets go, this is still a pretty great steal, not to mention something you can wear all year long!)

Product Information: Skinny Jeans – Delias, $49.50 (or buy one get one half off!); Top – Norstrom, $36; Leather jacket – Lulus.com, $75; Pumps – Forever 21, $22.80.

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