The days are getting shorter and the evening air is much cooler now, so I am reaching for darker colors and heavier fabrics after the sun goes down.
The antiquated American rule of no white after Labor Day is, thankfully no longer followed. It is the weight of the fabric that should concern you, not the color. A pair of white jeans are just as warm as a pair of blue ones.
Coco Chanel famously wore white all year round. It was a staple in her wardrobe. Elegant women glide around Paris in their white jeans, wool and cashmere double-breasted peacoats all winter long. The trick is not to wear white on a day when there will be precipitation. It is impossible to get those splashback stains out of the back of light-colored pants.
This time of year, I start to accessorize with my cognac shoes and bags. I never leave the house without a scarf or jacket in the evening.
The crossbody bag was from Ralph Lauren last year. (Similar here.) The shoes are by Michael Kors. (Similar here.) The white jeans are by Liverpool Jeans Co here. The navy top is by Valentina Signa here. (Use the discount code Instyle through the end of September at Shop My Fair Lady.) I still have a few of these scarves. If you are interested, send me an email to learn how to order.
I am taking a sabbatical to enjoy some time away. This is the final post for September. Toodles!