The only thing that should stress you out when wearing white is coffee stains, not outdated notions that it is a season-specific hue. White has been popping up on fall/winter runways the past few seasons, and this year winter white is definitely shaping up to be a key player.
When shopping for winter whites make sure to look for heftier pieces and steer clear of flimsy, sheer fabrics. That being said, clever styling can help you bring your summer whites into cooler months. Use layering and mixed textures to give your lighter pieces weight. And don't be afraid to mix in shades of off-white and cream.
So instead of spending Labor Day folding up your whites, get inspired for wearing them year round. Click through to check out our favorite (affordable!) takes on the trend.
Designer inspiration: Valentino A bit of structure and refined detailing makes a girly, white frock a strong statement for cooler months. Our take: To Be Adored dress, $168, Bonadrag.com
Designer inspiration: Christian Siriano A white bomber jacket is a modern alternative to the ubiquitous black staple. Our take: Warehouse biker jacket, $272.48, Asos.com
Designer inspiration: Celine Stark, minimal white always looks sophisticated. Look for starchy fabrics that hold their shape and polish off with a structured bag. Our take: Panel tee, £38, Topshop.com Cotton trousers, $59.99, AnneTaylor.com
Designer inspiration: Derek Lam Pairing a lightweight, silky skirt with a thick knit immediately brings a maxi into cooler months. Our take: Cable crewneck sweater, $88, JCrew.com BCBG pleated maxi skirt, $258, Revolveclothing.com
Designer inspiration: 3.1 Phillip Lim Not sure about head-to-toe white? Go monochrome instead. Bonus: the paneling on these Rag & Bone jeans creates the illusion of a slimmer leg. Our take: Rag & Bone jeans, $200, Ssense.com
Designer Inspiration: Proenza Schouler Play with volume pairing wide leg pants with an oversized jacket for a sporty, urban vibe. Our take: Alexander Wang windbreaker, $595, Openingceremony.com Aqua Streisand Tailored Wide Leg Full Trouser, $93.67 Asos.com
Designer inspiration: Alexander Wang An LWD is bold alternative to black. Channel ‘60s mod with a simple silhouette and knee high boots. Our take: A.L.C. sweater dress, $525, Shopbop.com Elizabeth and James Sonny Boots, $495, Shopbop.com
Designer inspiration: Blumarine Nothing says luxe like a white (faux) fur coat. Our take: Guess faux fur toggle jacket, $118.90, Nordstrom.com