I styled a white tee all month long in different ways in this sponsored post with Clorox and Cotton… and this is what happened.
I remember it so clearly because as a new mom this kind of validation from a much more experienced mom is something that sticks with you. “How do you keep their clothes so white?” She asked me wonderingly, slightly incredulously. I thought it was something all moms did… it was something mine did.
When I think of my childhood, I remember my contribution to family laundry was to separate everything into piles. Separate towels from clothes. Separate colors from bleachable whites. It was the normal, our normal.
To this day, I remember both, to this day, both are still a part of my life.
The answer to her question was simple and my process remains the same… separate, separate, separate. When raising a clan of tiny humans, they can seem to be predictable; that is until they aren’t. And in my world where unpredictability reigns supreme, there is one thing I can control, and that comes when I have the chance to clean. That is my oasis, my constant. It’s my moment of motherhood validation.
And my secret to keeping our whites their whitest really isn’t a secret, it’s actually really simple. Clorox® Bleach. I’ve used it for years. Our white sheets, our white towels and when we need it, a splash to keep our white cotton tees smelling fresh and looking bright.
I now know that bleach isn’t the norm for some people and at times it can be intimidating. But just like anything that is unknown, sometimes you just have to jump into the deep end and when you do, the result is often better than what you imagine possible. In this case, your white t-shirts actually stay white for much longer.
A white tee is a standard piece that every woman owns and pretty much a staple in every kid’s closet, that being said it doesn’t have to be boring. Sure, it could feel repetitive pulling the same piece from your wardrobe day after day, but it doesn’t have to. It only takes a little inspiration to find there is so much to that LWT.
You guys, I keep a simple white tee on repeat, and that is why I was really excited when Clorox asked me to pick my favorite white cotton, bleachable tee and style it every week in many different ways. #challengeaccepted
The transfer of “odorous” mixtures produced by a person’s body, like bacteria and sweat, is absorbed by most fabrics. Odor build-up in fabric, the reason our favorite white tees and other clothing begins to smell, happens. While cotton is the perfect breathable fabric to have on repeat as it tends to absorb less odor than synthetic fabrics, it can use a little help as well. Clorox® Regular-Bleach not only keep whites brighter longer, but sanitizes to kill 99.9% of bacteria, which causes odor. All throughout this past month I found myself reaching for my same, fresh white tee with the hope that sharing my outfits would inspire you to not be afraid to pull yours, and your kids whites, out more often too.
How To Style A White Tee All Month
My husband and I are big advocates of planning regular “date nights.” But, that being said, date nights aren’t always the easiest things for us to make happen with four kiddos. So, when we get that gift of a magical window of an hour or two together, taking up a chunk of that time to pick out ...
Some days, basics really are best. Sticking to some skinnies and slide on shoes are one of the easiest ways to get out the door in a hurry, add a couple of fun accessories and you're ready for a day out.
On the Town
Depending on where our crazy lives are taking us will determine if I spice the look up with some heels or if I throw on a light jacket. The great thing about starting with a classic base is that switching out just a few accessories or shoes, or swapping out a lip color or changing your hairstyle is ...
Keep it Comfy
Tossing on a scarf and some dark denim can totally change the look of the classic LWT from the normal "tee and jeans" wardrobe.
At Home Casual
There are days where I have to hunker down and handle all of the home stuff, aka washing dishes, vacuuming the floors, organizing the closets, cleaning the bedrooms, doing the laundry. On these days my go to look is almost always a pair of my favorite lounge pants or well worn jeans and my white tee...
My family and I have very busy lives, sometimes it feels like we are always on the go. Because of this, an important part of my getting ready routine is time. There isn’t a lot of it, so having outfits that take no thought but look nice are my best friends.
Simple and Sleek
As much as I love my PJ’s, even an at home work day calls for keeping to my morning routine. I find you are more productive when you take the time to get ready for the day.
Mom Tip: For those loads that need some whitening love, for bleachable whites add detergent and ½ cup of bleach for standard machine use or 1 cup of bleach for an extra-large washer.
To extend the challenge to YOU, we’ve got a giveaway for a Cotton + Clorox package including a gift card to shop a cotton-friendly retailer… to help you wear and style your fave white item over and over!! 😉 Just enter below and best of luck! Clorox and Cotton Package Giveaway!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.