Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monochromatic white fashion this Fall 2012

I'm Rue. I'm not cool enough to be French {although my skirt is! Merci, Paris flea markets!} but Frenchy let me partner up with her anyhow to do a little style post once a month. I adore all things French, fashion, and Frenchy's charming blog. Seriously, I die for her parties. Can I please be that fabulous one day? To learn more about me, find me at Rue Ceri.

Now, let's jump right in, shall we? One of my favorite trends this summer is monochromatic white {as evidenced here, here, and up top.} White is so clean and classy, and I can't get enough of it, so I was thrilled when all the fashion shows this year clearly said that white is finally taking a stand and defying the "no white after Labor Day" rule.  White in mixed textures and hues was all over the runway. So today, I'm going to show you how I autumnize three of my favorite white summer staples, à la monochromatic:

1. The White Pleated Skirt- Thrifted Vintage, similar here

I was super thrilled to find this skirt at a thrift shop this summer, and I loved pairing it with a simple white tee and belt to add a bit of hue variation. Pink lips added some edge.

 Tee: J Crew clearance / Belt: Ruche / Shoes: Asos clearance / Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction via Ross ($20!)

For cooler weather, I exchanged the tee for a long-sleeve blouse, the sandals for boots, and threw on a scarf.  Instead of pink lips, this time I opted for dark cherry. Dark lips are pairing with white outfits to make a chic statement this fall. Check out #9 on this slideshow.

Silk Blouse: Thrifted / Boots: Fossil via Ross ($25 steal!) / Scarf: France / Necklace: J Crew final sale

2. The White Pants- LC Lauren Conrad at Kohls on clearance, similar here

For warmer weather, I rolled up the legs of these pants and threw on a gauzy blouse for an easy, breezy look. The orangey-red lips that J. Crew made so popular this past spring/summer and a mixed metals necklace polished off the outfit with some color and interest.

Blouse: F21 / Shoes: Express clearance / Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction via Ross

To make this outfit ready to go for fall weather, I simply threw on my boots and a blazer I scored at a consignment shop at the end of last winter for just a few dollars and have been dying to wear.
Blazer: Consigned Michael Kors / Boots: Fossil via Ross / Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction via Ross

3. The White Dress- Threadcase, similar here and here

Lace is huge this year, so to let this dress stand out, I kept with neutral lips and sandals, and a light chambray jacket for mountain breezes.

 Jacket: Old Navy clearance (old) / Sandals: Asos clearance 

To make the dress more suitable for fall, I added a cozy sweater and closed-toe shoes. I love the mix of textures with the heavy knit, lace, and leather in this outfit.

Sweater: American Eagle Clearance ($8 steal!) / Shoes: Express clearance

So, what do you think? Do you plan on daring to wear your whites after Labor Day? Let us know in the comments!

P.S. Even the Parisians, known for their love affair with black, have embraced monochromatic white. Check out this street-style shot of a perfectly Frenchy/50s take on the trend. My life suddenly seems so incomplete without a lace headscarf.


Unknown said...

You are so beautiful! Love all the outfits so much!

The Andersons said...

I love monochromatic white! how fresh to think of it for fall.

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok, Rue....I love, adore, am swooning...over each of your outfits! Definitely my style! They all look fabulous on you, girl!! Thanks for the inspiration today!

xoxo laurie

Jaime said...

Your amazing! Loving the mono as well right now.
Huge blog fan right here!!

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