Ignore everything you’ve been taught that has to do with fashion and Labor Day – this year, it’s cool to wear white in the fall! Let me clarify: a little white goes a long way. Whether you go for white pants, white shirts or white dresses, use white as a neutral that will make your other colors really stand out. Here are a few basic pieces to keep on hand this season from stores in the Corridor.
To nail this trend, start with the basics. Grab pieces that can be worn all season as part of different outfits that nobody will notice. Begin by buying a professional pair of white pants. I like the Vince Wide-Leg Cropped Pants from Neiman Marcus ($285). These Italian cotton-linen blend pants are comfortable enough to be worn all day, and flattering enough to wear to work or a night out. They are fitted at the top, and gradually become wider at the hem. Pair them with a sexy pair of heels and a burgundy top, and you are good to go!
A classy white shirt is another great option! The Cotton Stain Shield Pocket-Detail Shirt from Chico’s ($79.50) is perfect. It features the classic button down shape, with a flattering fit that promises smooth lines with no ironing required! This makes for a great neutral, which you can tuck into yellow skirts, olive green pants or red jeans this fall.
Finally, don’t be afraid to rock a white dress this season. The Malorie Lace Midi Dress from Francesca’s ($54) is a nice going-out dress as it is filled with lacy details with a plain white fabric underneath. Wear a darker cardigan over it and short booties to make it more appropriate for autumn.
Repurpose your old white summer clothes or buy new pieces this fall; either way, have fun showing off your still-tan body with white clothes after Labor Day this year. You’ll wonder why that old rule ever existed in the first place.