Looking both ways before crossing the street… Sniffing the ancient carton of milk in your fridge before sipping… Some rules are worth following. Others, however, are a little less clear cut. Case in point: the mandate not to wear white after Labor Day. Do a little research and you’ll discover that no one even knows where this sartorial guideline came from. So we say, time to scrap the whole concept. And we’re not the only ones flouting convention, as the spate of white fashion now hitting stores proves. Ahead, 10 ways to wear autumn’s unexpected new neutral.
Michael Michael Kors Sweater
Clean lines and a perfect ribbed knit pretty much guarantee this white piece with work with every fall skirt and pair of jeans in your wardrobe.
Mila Schon Scarf
Circle a super-fine cashmere scarf around your neck for a visual break from darker hues you usually dig out of storage at this time of the year.
Frame Le Garcon Jeans
Contrast with a neutral sweater and ankle-boots to firmly ground your snow-white jeans in the new season.
Pedro Garcia Boots
One part sneaker, one part cozy boot, these shearling shoes are far more fun in white than murkier hues. If the price tag seems a little steep, save half a grand with Ugg’s take on the trend.
Tom Ford White Patchouli Fragrance
If you’d prefer to keep your rule-breaking on the DL, mist on Tom Ford White Patchouli, a modern interpretation of the classic note.
Rebecca Minkoff Bag
A minimalist design is leagues more interesting when rendered in clean white leather. And this tote’s subtle black detailing keeps it perfectly seasonal.
Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Love Connection
Sure, there are lots of new fall polish hues to choose from, but why not go for something less obvious and (ahem) nail your fall look with a milky manicure? It’s clean. It’s pretty. And the contrast keeps hands from looking pasty even when your summer tan is a rapidly fading memory.
We might have crossed unofficially into the fall season, but the sun’s still shining as bright as ever. These Dior glasses with their white frame flatter just about every face shape and complexion.
Restock your lingerie drawer with a trio of the prettiest white panties that also happen to be the comfiest on the market.
You’d be hard pressed to find a cozier coat than this faux shearling version, the ideal piece for transitioning into the new season.
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