I was going to wait to post on one of my favorite color combinations for fall, but then I saw these photos from NY Fashion Week and knew they’d feel old if I waited too long. Here is proof I am not alone in being obsessed by all things beige to white (and every nuanced shade in-between). Maybe you already have white pants from summer you can still wear. If you have never invested in a pair of winter white jeans, they are worth it (and the Khaite ones below are disappearing rather quickly). I love the Bassike khaki shirtdress below to wear like a jacket or shirt over pants and perhaps unbuttoned with a tank top….or at least unbuttoned below the waist. Another color combo I like? Wearing like colors together (all shades or beige or all shades of white) that are a little off. Everything doesn’t have to be matchy matchy.
A.P.C. camel sweater, $400; The Row mules, $920; Theory white trousers, $325; Dinosaur Designs hoops, $290; Khaite off-white jeans, $325; Lutz Morris bag, $1130; Bassike khaki shirtdress, $360
Hopeful reader says
Really beautiful inspiration as always Jen, but would love to see more women of color on TFI … almost all the images are of very thin, very white women. The supremely elegant style you share with us is not unique to only thin white women… something I have to remind myself of from time to time when reading this site (which I find inspirational in so many other ways!)
For example, TyLynn Nguyen, Ashley Graham, Neha Kapur … these WOC all have subtle, effortless style that I think some of your readers (myself included) would find relatable. It’s tricky to love the content somewhere and see no mirrors of yourself – it makes you feel like you don’t belong, that somehow you don’t qualify as worthy of this look. Like you just can’t be chic enough. It’s an alienating experience that happens all too much in fashion.
Just food for thought… love your celebration of women as a whole, but aren’t WOC beautiful and inspirational too? For every 3 Amber Valetta’s, Larissa Hofmann’s, Doutzen Kroes’, is there 1 style icon or model we can look to who is not white?
Dear Hopeful Reader,
Thank you for your comment, it is noted and appreciated. While I think my profile’s of women come many different cultures and backgrounds–Dee Poku, June Lee, Ria Browne, Sara Beltran just to name a few, and I try to cover women’s issues such as body positivity with Beyond Yoga’s founder Jodi Guber Brufsky, I agree my fashion coverage has been less diverse.You have not given me a challenge per se, because it is not hard to look at other women for inspiration, but have made me think. Thank you and stay tuned.