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By Susan | Comments: 4 | May 9, 2014


White clothes can get a bad wrap, too pristine, too hospital, too clinical. but therein can lie it’s deceptive quality. A clean slate with which to shine.

It always looks so crisp and perfect, a wonderful foil with which to play with textures and layering or to make accessories stand out.

Personally I would love to add more to my wardrobe but have a massive issue. Cat hair. I’d leave the house looking like I’d rolled in lint and I’m sure it would only get worse from there. Perhaps white is best saved for those without kitties?

1 white coat via Coffeewithnaima 2 white outfit via Stylabl 3 white dress via Stealthestyle  4 white top and shorts via The Petticoat

More white inspiration can be found on our Pinterest board.


  • Kirsty
    May 11, 2014

    I really love these posts that you are doing. I love white as well but I seem to be a magnet for dirt 🙂

    • Susan Goodwin
      May 11, 2014

      White can be just so stunning, it’s a pity we are both dirt magnets!

  • Ginger
    May 12, 2014

    I really like that sporty white dress in the bottom right corner (or is that a top and shorts?)! White can be so modern and clean, but I really struggle to keep it clean! Even if I don’t get it messy or covered in black dog hair, it’s hard to launder it without it looking dingy after just a few wears. But you’ve got me wondering if I should give white another try!

    • Susan Goodwin
      May 13, 2014

      I’m not sure if it is a top and shorts or a dress? i think possibly top and shorts, what drew me to it was the fact that the side panels of the top are a different texture to the front and then the bottom is a different weight of fabric all together. The interplay between them makes it so fresh and sporty.
      Washing white nad keeping it looking fresh is a whole other challenge, some kind of soaking would definitely be required.

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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