Wearing White After Labor Day

Pippa Middleton

Just like Pippa, we say, “Wear your whites!”  It may be after Labor Day, but it’s all about the fabric choice and how you pair your whites for fall and winter.  We know, we know.  Some of you might never be comfortable wearing white from September to March.  It’s okay.  Personal style is all about personal choices and what makes you feel YOUR best.

However, to assure you that we are not crazy, here are some sights from the Fall 2011 Paris shows – both on and off the runway. These are followed by three outfits we think would be great in the coming months.

White tuxedo jackets are very much on trend.

Creamy knits for fall

We’d like a more fitted shirt, but um, we’ll take this any way it comes.

White pants, fur coat.

Classic white, stripes and a grey flannel coat

So, how can you take these looks and make them relevant for everyday?  Here are three collections of ideas to provide some inspiration.  The point is not to go out and buy all these white things for fall, but to figure out how to bring some great items already in your closet into the new season with different pairings and new purchases alike.


Black and White with Color Pop


James Perse long sleeve t shirt, $55
Rick Owens leather biker jacket, $2,465
J brand jeans, $170
Tall boots, $548
Jessica Simpson yellow flat, $69
MICHAEL Michael Kors leather tote, $398
Oasis feather earrings, 16
Chan Luu wrap bracelet, $178
Scarf, $375
AS SEEN IN MARIE CLAIRE JULY 2011 – Bracelets – PRE FALL 2011, $190



White for Warmer Fall Days


Flower top, $118
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen collarless jacket, $505
Knee length pencil skirt, $118
Nine West wedge heel shoes, $89
Loop earrings, $218
Still Life Bag, Pensive Boy, $498
Jewelry by Judith Bright
Jewelry by Judith Bright



Wear White after Labor Day!


Hussein Chalayan boatneck top, 455
J Brand highwaisted jeans, $170
Diane von Furstenberg suede shoes, $440
BDG satchel bag, $58
J Crew enamel jewelry, $50
Dogeared ivory jewelry, $40
Forever21 rope jewelry, $7.80
Spun by Subtle Luxury scarve, $48
UGG AUSTRALIA Chestnut Hazel Wedges, $129