I was recently working from a local coffee shop when a conversation about the season’s color palette came up. The warmer hues that took over the fall collections- think velvets in the mustard tones we saw at Valentino, an onslaught of fiery reds and calming blues – all stuck out as colors in need of some major attention this fall. However, another interesting question arose from topic at hand: Can you get away with wearing white year-round?
At first, I found this question to be a bit ridiculous. (Doesn’t everyone appreciate a crisp pair of cream trousers like I do?) However, after doing some digging, I came to realize that this question is one that is still asked often, and not just by the older generation who followed a stricter set of guidelines when it came to getting dressed.
Well, my style mavens, I am here to set the record straight and free you from all the confusion and guilt that comes with wanting to wear a touch of white during the winter months. So here goes. I don’t just suggest that you completely break the rules when it comes to wearing white past labor day, I actually encourage it. In fact, I encourage it so much, that I have put together a little how-to list for you to think about next time you shame yourself out of wearing your favorite egret dress.
Pair it with black
Monochrome dressing has always been chic, but pairing white with black is the ultimate way to seamlessly transition an all white ensemble into fall and winter. Even your favorite white jumpsuit can be paired with a black belt, heels and leather jacket, and look like it was made just for fall.
Add some texture
Fall and winter are all about comfortable texture, so finding a great piece that boasts this is essential. Choosing a cream color trousers or longer skirt in a hardier textile is a quick way to get out of the all black rut that so many of us get into when the temperatures drop. Pair either piece with a heavy knit in the same lighter hue or tailored blouse.
The biggest concern most style mavens face when wearing white is keeping their items clean during a season that brings snow, slush and everything in between. The best way to keep a white hem clean? Don’t let t touch the ground. Wear those lighter trousers in a cropped silhouette. And while you are at it, find the perfect pair that incorporates this season’s flare trend. Trust me, you will thank me later when you see how flattering this option actually is.