White in Shining Armour

It’s after Labor Day Weekend, so it’s time to pack up your whites until next…naw, just kiddin’ ya. White is sticking around all winter as a strong trend for Fall/Winter 2012. So, for those of us who love to steal out into the frosty streets in shades of white, this is a great season to collect more of the pieces you love.

photo: All The Pretty Birds (Tamu McPherson)

Photo: Jak & Jil

all white street style - style trouve

Photo: Style Trouve

All white street style via Fashionology

Photo: Greg Kessler via Fashionologie

Derek Lam Fall Winter 2012 RTW via Style.com

Derek Lam F/W 2012, Photo: Style.Com

There’s a look here to fit every age. Take your favorite look and tweak it to make the silhouette work for your body type. Do short sleeves with a maxi, shorten (or lengthen) a hemline, and pick a dress that highlights your best parts. Black is a great choice for accessories, but dressing tonally in white and cream is also a strong choice. Go with a shade that looks best with your skin tone.

I think of trends like a fashion buffet. Grab the things that work for you (shapes, colors, accessories, silhouettes), and leave the rest for the next person. Sometimes a trend we love, suits us better in an accessories (i.e. choosing a baroque-inspired clutch over a whole baroque dress.) In the end, fashion is personal and that’s what makes it (and us) interesting.

x Laura

More awesome posts I did (hmm, so humble…) on the white trend, which has been gaining steam since Spring 2011.

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6 responses to “White in Shining Armour

  1. Well said! I’m wearing white all year long! :)
    I love the last outfit by Derek Lam!

  2. I love all the outfits in your “white” portfolio, but the one I think I could pull off is the belted number by Jak & Jill. Thanks for promoting white after labor day!

  3. Great white looks here, with the first my absolute favorite!

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