Versatile white outfit

Photo: Sergio Kurhajec

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White Lie #4: "White doesn't travel well."
—DJ Forza, 42, Habitat for Humanity global village team leader

Forza finds light colors impractical for traveling, which is a requirement in her work. (Recent home-building trips have taken her to Jordan, Nepal, Cambodia, and Guatemala.)

Think Again:
A classic white button-front shirtdress (Sara Roka, $430), if not ideal for a construction site, suits almost any other occasion, says Glassman (who calls a garment like this "my favorite thing in the world for all body types"). It looks as good crisply pressed as it does rumpled and belted, which means it's easy to pack. And it can be styled up or down with accessories—in this case, woven-leather heels (Prada) and plenty of bangles (Bajalia for HSN, Alexis Bittar).
Watch, Michael Kors. Earrings, Ten Thousand Things. Belt, Comptoir des Cotonniers.