September 25th, 2019
On My Mind

Is White Right?

For years, white jeans were a uniform staple and I preferred them in cool weather with a chunky sweater or blazer. Summer 2017 I ran the White Jeans Series and, ironically, I haven’t worn a pair since – white jeans fatigue most likely.  However, they look good here; maybe it’s time to bring them back out.

The Blazé-Milano blazer is good, too.

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  • I agree – white jeans are best in winter!

    betsySeptember 25th, 2019  7:02 AM

     
  • As a white jeans all year round devotee, I switch up the silhouette of my white jeans to keep it current.. White jeans, like white blouses can be perishable over time so updating my supply is a necessary perk.

    karenSeptember 25th, 2019  7:25 AM

     
  • I love white jeans in fall with a thick tan sweater.

    LisaSeptember 25th, 2019  7:28 AM

     
  • Any idea who makes the off white blazer on the right? It’s beautiful. Thanks. Jennifer

    JenniferSeptember 25th, 2019  7:45 AM

     
  • Love the white jacket….who makes that? Have been searching for an anytime, soft white wool or boucle jacket.

    BillieSeptember 25th, 2019  7:47 AM

     
  • Blazer is Blazé Milano

    PrestonSeptember 25th, 2019  8:07 AM

     
  • I’m not on the fence, love white denim but agree with Karen it’s important to update. So far I’m having no luck finding a pair that aren’t skinny but also not wide leg.

    SueMSeptember 25th, 2019  9:31 AM

     
  • white is basic and ugly

    AvaSeptember 25th, 2019  9:46 AM

     
  • So funny, I am wearing white jeans as I type!! I LOVE them “off season”! They are the opposite of basic:)

    Michelle RamerSeptember 25th, 2019  12:02 PM

     
  • I really like the Prada belt the woman on the right is wearing but I am having a hard time locating it online. Would you have any suggestions?
    Many thanks!

    DinaSeptember 25th, 2019  12:15 PM

     
  • I’m not in the mood for white jeans right now because it’s still so hot in LA (I know NY too) and I want to wear them with a sweater…not a summer tee shirt. For SueM – AG slim ex-boyfriend jeans are perfect. 98% cotton. Not skinny, not wide.

    KathySeptember 25th, 2019  12:24 PM

     
  • I adore white denim, especially in the winter when the season seems to drag out forever. The uniform in Paris is black denim, but I see lots of colorful corduroy too. At least once a day I come across someone wearing white denim with a navy, camel, or charcoal grey coat, which looks very elegant. It’s easy to clean, looks great with suede boots and bag, and just looks super chic.

    SeverineSeptember 25th, 2019  12:34 PM

     
  • My favorite white jeans of past two years is an Etro pair, highest cotton content I have found. For myself, I don’t wear them much past September, probably because they get such heavy wear in the summer months and I’m tired of them. By fall I am in the mood for olive, indigo, khaki, black, etc., unless it’s still 90 degrees outside, in which case white makes sense.

    PaulaSeptember 25th, 2019  1:11 PM

     
  • I love white jeans! I still wear them in winter and white dresses. Atlantique Ascoli created a white dress in her fall collection that’s divine that I purchased. I am saving it for winter. I think it mixes things up a bit instead of constant dark colors. Winter is dark enough! We all need some light in the dark. One of my favorite posts of you is when you paired those white jeans with the fox coat and Chilvers boots. Beyond stylish my friend.

    TracySeptember 25th, 2019  1:16 PM

     
  • Get off the fence! xx

    MarcySeptember 25th, 2019  2:50 PM

     
  • Thanks so much Kathy, off to hunt. ❤️

    SueMSeptember 25th, 2019  6:20 PM

     
  • I agree, I love an all white look with a cardigan or blazer to top it off. My white jeans are Everlane’s 90’s Cheeky Straight Jean which are not skinny or wide. I also can’t help but notice the perfect crewneck of both of these white tees! Crewnecks over everything.

    MichelleSeptember 25th, 2019  9:39 PM

     
  • I love white jeans with a camel or grey sweater…or cream for that matter. I don’t like them on me at the moment…too heavy (me, not the jeans).

    Ava…why the negativity?

    SharonSeptember 26th, 2019  8:00 AM

     
  • I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to white jeans with chunky camel sweaters and jackets – thanks to all of you for some additional suggestions for wearing them in winter! My favorite pair right now are Vince, straight leg, and ever-so-slightly off white. They work with everything.

    Lisa MacSeptember 26th, 2019  11:07 AM

     
  • I love white jeans. I have some classic pairs, but I also love my AG Rhett’s that are high-rise, have a full leg and are distressed. Definitely changes things up. I have that Resolute Blazer in navy. The perfect foil to white jeans and of course, blue ones!

    KimSeptember 26th, 2019  11:35 AM

     
  • Phew! Good to hear I am not the only that thinks it is wonderful to wear white after Labor Day.
    White with grey, camel or navy… Heaven.

    myda y.September 26th, 2019  1:13 PM

     
  • I have a white corduroy pair of Mother jeans that are terrific in the fall and winter. Super stretchy!

    DebbieSeptember 26th, 2019  2:14 PM

     
  • White jeans are classic. However, as a southern girl, it’s hard for me to wear them after September, so I switch to a very subtle off-white, like Lisa above ^^

    GrettySeptember 26th, 2019  2:20 PM

     
  • Off-white, ivory, cream, oyster . . . now those are shades I can embrace in September and through winter! But crisp, pure white denim definitely signals summer days for me. Youthful associations with white jeans include teen years, long days, suntan legs, fresh cut lawns, marigolds and zinnias, tennis, and the smell of swimming pools. Didn’t Ali McGraw wear crisp white shorts in Goodbye Columbus (one of the best wardrobe movies ever!) I can’t help it – for me, I love saving true white for summer.

    PaulaSeptember 26th, 2019  10:11 PM

     
  • Lisa, Pinterest handle please!!! Need inspo!

    KarinaSeptember 27th, 2019  7:47 AM

     

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