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September 22, 2010

White wouldn't you?

Well it is officially fall (even though it is going to be a hot and sunny day in Boston today) so the question today is would you wear white after Labor Day?  My friend Aleena and I were discussing this issue and I said I typically do not wear white jeans, cropped pants, or linen pants in the fall/winter.  Although, I continue to wear white blouses and cardigans and I still carry my winter white handbags in the fall and winter.   However, after seeing some of these great 2010 fall looks featuring white and ivory pants by Thakoon Panichgul, Gucci, Jill Stewart, Reed Krakoff, and Isabel Marant I would definitely reconsider.  I love the looks so much that I think having a pair of white pants is now a fall/winter wardrobe essential!

What are your thoughts on wearing white pants in the fall and winter?



Araks



Emporio Armani



Gucci



Jill Stewart



Isabel Marant



Maison Martin Margiela



Emilio Pucci



Reed Krakoff



Thakoon



The Row

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55 Comments:

Josie said...

I love a well-cut pair of white pants, but since I can't pull them off anyway, I'm lucky that this question is irrelevant for me...
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Katie said...

White after labor day is ok with me :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

I love the way Armani styled them. perfect for night out. :)SarahD

Collette Osuna said...

NEVER understood the "rule"....I wear what I want...when I want, lol:)

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Chas said...

I used to follow the rule religiously but these photos make me want to throw on a pair of white jeans!

Krystal said...

Miss Naina, I have missed you and your blog!! Thanks for putting up with my absence :)
I say go for wearing white! why not :)

Cara said...

I am ALL FOR winter white! I never really play by the rules (is it even a rule anymore?)?

Rachna said...

I really like the Pucci look!

Anjana said...

I have always loved white so I am all for it!!!Love my white Armani jeans!

style'n said...

@Anjana-of course you have white Armani jeans! Rachna and I can barely keep up with you and mom.
xoxo, Naina

Café Bellini said...

Oh my, I love white anything. White trousers are so chic. I don't wear them very often because they get dirty too quickly... shame, really. I need to change my ways!

Geeta Mahesh said...

The rule makes more sense for white shoes in winter than clothes.

You have an awesome dressing sense. Will look up to you for some inspirations. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anjana said...

By the way bought them in the sales!!!! You have great dressing sense and I think little madam is going to follow you- watch out mum!!!! really enjoying your blog.

kiran said...

I love white so I never followed the rules!!!! Especially here in North carolina...It's officially Fall but it's so hot....Anyways I think I've my own rules, be it Indian clothes or Western!!!! Love the Thakoon look.....

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

that rule has been a no go for a LONG time now - WHITE in the WINTER is totally a GO! .. all the designers and fashion people say it's GOOD TO GO and i AGREE - i SO will wear white jeans in the winter!!!!! .. i think it looks FABULOUS!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the Gucci cut! I am planning to get a pair of cream pants for fall...I saw a girl the other day wearing them and I think they look amazing:)...Such a great idea!
hugs my dear

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Tanvi said...

I look super fat in White Bottoms so I avoid them throughout the year but if I had the legs I would wear these regardless of fall/summer!

20 York Street said...

Goodness I wish I can afford The Row! I'd wear white, you know back here, I'd totally blend in with the mountain of snow!

besos,

ML

Lee Oliveira said...

Love the Gucci and the Pucci. Oh, that rhymes haha.
Can never so no the Pucci. That coat is fabulous with the white.

LOx

Annie said...

I like! These images give such great ideas for keeping white going all year long.. Thanks! :)

Emilie said...

It looks amazing on the runway but I'm not sure if I would wear white pants durign fall!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ps - just wanted to let u know - u posted about C&C denim leggings and how great they were - well i got myself a pair - and SO RIGHT ON lovey - soooooo comfy! - thanks for the heads up!

style'n said...

Erika-that is great!!! I love mine and literally wear them ALL the time. So glad you got a pair.

coolkids said...

I always adore winter white in the cold months.

Marissa said...

I think material is so much more important than color! White linen in winter? Never! But white wool is a whole different story. BTW, will you be at the Halston movie screening next week with Sammi? Hope to see you!

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

photohogger said...

I've worn my white jeans in the winter...and love it! It's so liberating :)

Cat said...

Rules, shpulls...I am all for wearing white in winter if the mood should strike me :) btw...love the title of this post! xo Cat

Beckerman Girls said...

We Love white in the winter!! How else am I supposed to be a snow bunny?? hahah!! Plus we are from Canada and its fricki freezin here!!!! hahahh!!! Love your blog!!!!
xox Big kisses
xo Beckerman Girls

http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

Torrie said...

Yes definitely. I had a pair of white pants, that I loved to wear paired with darker, 'fall' colors. It brightened the outfit and made the darker colors POP. I like to wear white tanks under charcoal gray sweaters, with a scarf, jeans... It just makes the outfit look better!

Loved your recent comment (and seriously- I am so not one to judge- not one who dvr's Dr. Phil):).

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I dont have any rules regarding white but this fall I am looking for a brocade skirt in Ivory white as well as in lace..I tend to favor skirts in white rather than pants.

I love the gucci pants and the row outfit is divine!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I love winter white- that Gucci outfit rocks!

this free bird said...

I entirely wear white denim after Labor Day and I love it. Have a post all planned out already!! Kinda counter-culture, but hey that's what it's all about, right?

xoxo,
Carrie

Cafe Fashionista said...

To be honest, I wear white year-round. Rules were meant to be broken, right? :P

its simple love said...

Oooooo. I love it. I have been wearing white pants all year long as well! Love the way they are won above.

Rachael

p.s. Be sure to check out my Lil Petite Jewelry Giveaway when you get the chance :)

Nikki said...

ohh i really love those white pants with red shoes !!

GB said...

I have no problems with white after labor day! In fact I adore my winter whites!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

I love white at all times it matters on the pairing. Summer white can look young and fresh and I think if you wear white in the winter it has to be sophisticated and tailored.

Debby said...

I have a pair of ivory cords... I say who cares about fashion rules... rules are made to be broken! Wear what you love and what makes you feel good! xo

Mama Hen said...

If I looked like these models I guess it would not matter if I wore white or not. It would still look great! I do not wear white after labor day. I really do not wear much white. Maybe a white skirt in the summer. Thank you for your nice comment. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Even though I don't have any white pants, I don't see anything wrong with wearing them in the fall/winter. I think they are classy and sophisticated looking!

Samantha said...

I base it on the material and the temperature. Today would have been okay for white jeans with with black platforms and a black blouse, but I wouldnt wear white trousers anymore or anything linen. And winter/off-white is a whole other story!!

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Kristin said...

I've always looooooooved winter white trousers for the cool weather seasons!

MarchMusings said...

Love winter whites but I find it hard to keep a white trouser white!! What that says about me, I don't know!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Ohh I totally wear white or whatver colour that may not be 'in' as long as I'm comfortable! If it's raining, I avoid white pants but white uppers are so staple for me! :)

style-haus said...

these looks truly reinforce this idea that wearing white after labor is no longer a faux pas. i personally think it's about the fabric/texture and how the overall look is styled. for example linen would be difficult to pull off in cold weather, but other materials in white can still be fabulous for winter.

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BenchesandChandeliers said...

i agree- rules are meant to be broken anyway ;)

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Lupi said...

yes,yes,yes to white trousers in the fall/winter! they look great with riding boots (and it's convenient with rain and bad weather). they add a bit of light to non sunny days!

Michelle said...

Yes to the yes. It is all about the fabric, wool cashmere blend? YES

Valerie said...

I generally don't wear much white after Labor day, but I always want to when I see pictures like this! If I had the right white items I would totally wear them (especially of one of those items was a white faux fur vest).

xo
Valerie

Stephanie said...

i used to think it depended on where you lived whether or not to wear white after labor day... for example, i live in southern california, where it's generally 75 degrees every day of the year, so white works any time...

but now (and after looking at all these gorgeous pics!) i think anything goes, any time, anywhere... which is pretty freeing, don't you think?

p.s. i saw your comment on torie's blog and decided i would follow yours no matter what b/c you admitted to watching 90210 and said don't judge me. ha ha ha. ME TOO. But I say judge me all you want. =)

Stephanie said...

oh, and i plan on wearing winter white pants and a jewel colored purple top to a wedding this weekend.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i would if it was the right fabric and cut. but in the winter, absolutely not, due to the nasty snow/slush that occurs. if i lived in a warm climate, that would be a yes. loving the looks you gave us!

Elle said...

I love winter white! I don't really wear pants, but a white dress contrasted against dark tights is right up my alley!

Style Attic said...

I honestly think anything goes these days! I would say material choice is more key to the season than the actual color. I'm up for it :) XO, Kelly

The Owl's Closet said...

Thanks for letting me know about this post! Love it! I'm all for breaking the "rules" and love winter whites!:) A definite, YES, to white jeans during the fall/winter months:)

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