This story is from our partner, FabSugar! Once a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. Today’s post is about transitioning your summer whites into fall written by Hannah Weil of FabSugar:
Our summer days are spent almost exclusively in breezy lighter fabrics – and lots and lots of white. We used to wait anxiously to throw our Summer-exclusive whites on right at Memorial Day and make the most of all our favorite pieces before September. Of course, rules like that don’t really apply anymore – who says you can’t rock white jeans after Labor Day? We’re firm believers that they look chic all year round, almost doubly chic layered up with the right pieces. In fact, there’s a place for all your white staples long after the dog days of Summer are over. If you’ve ever doubted your LWD’s autumn potential, or how you might style your creamy white maxi up for colder weather – click through to see and shop our styling solutions.
White maxi skirt…
Your summer white maxi actually makes an easy switch into Fall with a chunky knit sweater and tough utilitarian booties to balance out the lightness and add some warmth.
Rag & Bone Desert Maxi Skirt ($450), VPL Vent Knit Sweater ($295), Linea Pella Addison Bucket Bag ($364), SE Boutique Ake Wedge Bootie ($100)
To take the summery feel out of white skinnies, add a darker palette on top with plaid print. Then, play to Fall texture with a faux fur vest and edgier studded flats for an unexpected finish.
Seven for All Mankind White Classic Straight Leg ($210), QSW The Highlands Plaid Shirt ($64), BB Dakota Janika Fur Vest ($99), J.Jill Studded Ballet Flats ($80, originally $119), Madewell Leather Telegram Clutch ($52)
Anchor your lacy LWD with a military-hued anorak and desert booties for polished, on-the-go Fall style – then add your ladylike purse to play up the dress’s girly feel.
J.Crew Indie Dress ($100, originally $158), Old Navy Cropped Utility Jacket ($43), Madewell Sandstorm Bootie ($178), Rebecca Minkoff Flirty Crossbody Bag ($250)
White maxi dress…
A white maxi is the perfect counterpart to Fall staples, like a great denim shirt or jacket, and a pair of chunky-soled ankle boots. To give it just a hint of luxe, add in a leather tote and cinch the waist with cool leopard print.
American Apparel Long Scoop Back Dress ($50), Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($68), Madewell Prairie Boot ($215), Sabina Chain Bucket Bag ($228), ASOS Fantasy Leather Leopard Belt ($21)
White shirt dress…
For your white shirt dress, the Fall alternative is easy – take advantage of the length and pair it with cool leather pants or leggings. Layer on your favorite sweater and finish off with a pair of oxfords for a style you can hang in all season – even at the office.
ASOS Cap Sleeve Shirt Dress ($78), Organic by John Patrick Waffle Knit Pullover ($385), Sara Berman Cropped Leather Pants ($200), Leather Portfolio Clutch ($95), Bloch Gwen Studded-Leather Brogues ($295)