Monochrome

Today is everything. It’s the start of a long weekend, an excuse to dine without silverware, and the unofficial return of pumpkin spice everything

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My city and I have big plans to tackle (do you see her reflection in my sunnies?) — many of which I intend to do in my white jeans.

Before we get into it, though, let’s clear the air: I’m not going to preach that the moratorium on wearing white after Labor Day is, like, so outdated. We’re already on the same page, right?

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Perf. 

Because I’m all for wearing your favorite pieces year-round, and these white skinny jeans just happen to be among mine. 

That said, when Visa challenged me with styling a fall-worthy look with white jeans, it was a no-brainer. 

Every year during that in-between season (and well into autumn), I gravitate toward a transitional wardrobe – which typically entails a lot of monochrome. Capitalizing on the timeless black-and-white trend is a seamless way to continue wearing your summer whites. Minimalism is always sophisticated!

faux leather blazer, leggings, top, blouse, jackethailing a cab, nycwhite and black, outfit, monochromatic, all white, With the right styling, it’s easy to keep your white denim in rotation year-round — in fact, now is the best time to shop for them! The pair I’m wearing from Gap is on clearance and J. Crew has a similar style on sale.

The only thing that should stress you out when you’re wearing white post-September is coffee stains — not the outdated notion that it’s a summer-specific hue. After all, rules — fashion in particular — are meant to be broken. 

It’s the WEEKEND! Get. It. Girl.

white jeans, booties for fall, cheap, aldo, affordable, black, zippered *Wearing: Gap denim (also love J. Crew’s skinny jeans),  Zara blazer (love these styles from Piperlimealice + olivia and on sale at DKNY), Loft blouse, ALDO booties courtesy of Visa, Tory Burch sunglasses (similar)

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Photography by Lydia Hudgens  

Brought to you by Visa, a brand that knows my deepest, darkest secrets — like those late-night pizza orders and 2 a.m. shopping sprees. Thank you for supporting the brands that support corals + cognacs!

Join the Convo:

  • Lauren

    Oh my gosh, THANK YOU for NOT going on about how there are no rules about whites after Labor Day! WE KNOW!!!! <3

  • I was just in store yesterday and overheard a mother discouraging her daughter from buying white jeans – explaining the no-white after Labor Day rules. I just had to shake my head – poor girl (the jeans were cute!) I have always approached Fashion with a “rules were mean’t to be broken” approach. Plus, I don’t like being told what to do. 🙂 Great post, great outfit.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Candida
    Merch Maven

    • You and me both, girl! My mom is pretty traditional when it comes to fashion, too. She tends to give me the side-eye when she sees me in white come September/October. Not that I’m comparing her in a literal sense, but as the saying goes, sometimes you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. : ) (Love ya, Mom!)

  • I love these pictures — they’re particularly joyful! And of course the all black and white outfit is chic and gorgeous. Have a great weekend!
    -Kodi
    grey et al

    • There is so much to be joyful about when it’s a three-day weekend, girlfriend! Hope yours is a great one, too.

  • Michelle

    OMFG give me that blazer!!!!! Happy long weekend 🙂

  • This is one of my favorite looks you’ve ever styled!! I love everything from the black and white, backdrop to the copy!! Have an amazing weekend!

  • Such a great, classic look. I am obsessed with that blazer! It is beyond fabulous. Have a great long weekend!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  • Love black and white looks. It really is the best transitional combination. These pants look great on you and those booties are so chic!! Hope you get some rest before NYFW next week!

    P.S. Love the reflection of the city in your sunnies!

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  • I completely agree that white jeans are year-round and I love that you kept this look simple with black and white. Loving those booties too!

  • Great year-round look here, Hailee! I love the blazer and the simplicity of the whole look. The city’s reflection in your sunnies is amazing, I am so envious! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and tomorrow isn’t too rough on ya!
    xo ~ Lia

    • …and I totally effed up on your name…I realized it once I clicked submit! Shame on me, Hallie!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

      • Haha, it’s okay lady! Happens to me all the time. 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

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