How To Rock White Denim Well Past Labor Day

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AdvertisementWe're guessing most of you don't pay any heed to that old rule against wearing white past the summer months (we're even willing to bet that the majority of you Millennials didn't even know it existed). Out there on those autumn streets, we see white jackets, white shirts, white sweaters, and more. But, even with all that, come fall, we still don't see a lot of white jeans. What's up with that?
We've decided that this is the fall where we convince you to rock white below the waist. Why? Because they look plain-ol' awesome paired with fall's dark, earthy colors, jewel tones, and just about anything else. To start you off strong, GUESS gave us access to its chic fall collection, so we could cook up three easy looks perfect for any autumn occasion. Take our hands and slip on that white denim — we've got your back.
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So, why exactly does the above look work? Well, for starters, those deep, jewel-toned reds and blues sync up nicely above the waist, and that white denim doesn't fight with them — but that's not the key. To work such a killer pair of GUESS white-denim leggings into an outfit, you need some white up top to anchor them, and patterns are your best bet. Don't limit yourself to the polkadots above, though. Houndstooth, checks, or simple stripes work just as well. Oh, and a nice neutral accessory — like that clutch — should keep your denim from getting overpowered by all that color.
GUESS jeans, Stella McCartney blazer, Miu Miu blouse, Manolo Blahnik shoes, vintage ring, Stark tie, Marc Jacobs bag.
Photographed by Katie McCurdy; Set design by Marie-Yan Morvan; Styled by Nina Tiari; Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop; Makeup by Andrew Colvin.
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As we said, we've spotted a lot of white sweaters out there — no doubt you have one or two hanging in your closet right now. But don't just throw it on with your snowy denim and expect to have a look fit for a chic event or second date. White on white can look pretty drab if you don't add a little well-chosen variety. Here, we've grabbed a few textures to contrast with our GUESS denim — the ribbed sweater and silky shirtdress — along with an added hint of unexpected drama, thanks to all that flowing fabric. Notice the hot pink lips and those black, white, and rose heels: even an all-white ensemble needs a kiss of color.
GUESS jeans, Diane von Furstenberg sweater, Alexander Wang shirt, Alexander de la Croix heels, Dolce & Gabbana bracelet, Burberry Prorsum bracelet, vintage bracelet, Love Lo by Erin Wasson ring.
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Here's a third, strong look that can brave almost any sophisticated occasion. The hint of white in the metallic-blue jacket ties it to the GUESS jeans oh-so tightly. The patterned, off-white shirt with ivory detailing pops, thanks to the white denim. Oh, and all those silver accessories shine a bit brighter with a bleached background. As for the shoes, well, treat yourself and pick something fun from your closet — after all, you've brought your white summer denim into the depths of autumn and lived to tell the tale.
GUESS jeans, Theyskens' Theory jacket, Marc Jacobs blouse, Manolo Blahnik heels, vintage bracelet and ring.

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