September 21st, 2011

White is right

Emmanuelle Alt at the NY shows. Photo courtesy of Tommy Ton

I was asked recently if it is ok to wear white jeans all year round. I am sure it is fine, I tend to wear them in the summer and as a transition staple.

On Emmanuelle, above, they look perfect in the early days of September when it is still warm. Early spring with a chunky sweater is great too, especially when you just cannot take one more dismal grey day. I don’t wear white jeans deep in the winter with parkas and boots, but that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t.

However, in the winter I do wear tons of white sweaters, button-downs, coats, dresses etc.

With all the bright colors and crazy patterns in the stores and on the runways, white offers a nice break any time of the year.

The Olsen sisters at NY show week. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

The white shirt worn with a cream skirt is super chic.

Kate Moss

White for evening is gorgeous too (as are most things on Kate!).

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  1. Thanks for addressing this. I was wondering what to do with my white pants. It just goes to show you that with enough style, you can break any fashion rule.

    September 21st, 2011  8:45 AM

  2. I’m not sure I can wear white past this month… Just engrained in my fashion history to NOT;-) But quick question: Can you tell me who makes Emmanuelle’s SHOES??? They are fabulous, just love her non-fashion fashion sense, so effortless, cool and very very simple.

    September 21st, 2011  8:59 AM

  3. Emmanuelle’s shoes are Givenchy from a few years ago.

    September 21st, 2011  10:19 AM

  4. I don’t think a white shirt (or top) counts as “wearing white” if you know what I mean. I think it more applies to dresses, trousers, and outerwear in my opinion. I used to want white jeans…until I was insulted by the fitting room mirror, so I’m letting that dream go.

    Prêt à Porter P
    September 21st, 2011  5:47 PM


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