Among the old rules we women of a certain age have trash-canned is “no white after Labor Day”. White in Fall/Winter looks so elegant, so pulled together and yes, so warm. It’s all about the fabric, I think. White eyelet lace/chiffon/seersucker doesn’t feel quite right to me for winter daywear.
A rich white or ivory knit sweater — cashmere, wool or synthetic blend — looks very appropriate all winter, and with any skirt or trouser. I have several lightweight ivory sweaters (lightweight because our winters hover around 65 degrees!). I wear the heck out of them, and just picked up another today at the consignment store around the corner.
|Gotta have some of these|
I don’t own, but would love, a white/ivory knee-length skirt. This should probably be a nice fine-wale corduroy, or heavy cotton knit, so I could wash it. I couldn’t find one easily on-line tonight but I’ll bet I could with a little effort in real life! What do you think about this (very high-end) wool version?:
|Out of my price range, but very sassy. By Mulberry|
I waver on the footwear. Are ivory shoes/boots ever okay? I just passed on a great-looking pair of mid-calf leather boots in NYC: nice shape, soft, soft leather, mid stacked heel — but the color looked too glaring. Like, “look at my hooves!” What say you? Would you buy these?:
|A Western white|
|A funkier snow-queen ivory boot|
Let’s keep breaking and re-making the rules, and have fun doing it. We are Not Dead Yet.