Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, which also means it's open season for wearing white. Not only does white look great against your sun-kissed skin, but as we all remember from science class, the bright neutral also keeps us cool in the heat.
Nevertheless, there's one huge glaring problem. The second we slip on something white, the potential for some serious stains (mustard, grass, red wine, etc.) practically paralyzes us, filling our minds with a plethora of cautions. Don't sit there ... don't eat that ... and don't even think about hugging anyone. While these are all valid concerns, we refuse to let them keep us from looking summertime fresh.
It's inevitable that you're going to get a stain, unless you've got this un-stainable shirt, so don't sweat it. Instead, prepare yourself by being armed with a comprehensive list of how to get out pretty much any stain, and rock an outfit that's stylish but so affordable that if it gets blemished with a grass stain, that wouldn't ruin your day. Voilá!
We've rounded up a selection of bright white threads that retail for under $50. Check them out below and let us know which items you will fearlessly rock this summer.
Top row: Uniqlo sleeveless blouse, $20; Topshop bardot top, $25; BlackFive sweater, $30. Bottom row: Sheinside v-neck long-sleeve blouse, $16; Sheinside sleeveless blouse, $13.50; Violeta by Mango t-shirt, $46.