Heck yes to white after Labor Day

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: only cowards stop wearing white after Labor Day. Ladies, why let some ancient and arbitrary dictate from the 1800s rule how we dress in 2020? Not even to mention that—as many of you have pointed out in recent days—it’s still plenty hot in many parts of the country right now? I love white all year-round, but especially in fall, when it looks so crisp. And I’m not as much into white head-to-toe—I like to break things up with some black or grey—and this cute little chore jacket is a super-easy way to introduce the hue into your autumnal wardrobe.

This twist front hoodie is fun, and sure to be flattering.

I also like this simple pullover sweatshirt, and this puff sleeve number too.

My mom and I have this agreement that whenever one of us is repeating a story the other has already heard, we pat the top of our heads—which we’ve decided is much more polite than saying “Yes, you already told me that.” So you can all pat your heads, because I’m about to tell you once again that one of my few fashion don’ts is tight white jeans. Instead, I prefer a roomier straight cut, like on this cute pair.

These sweats would be really cute if everything else you were wearing was black.

Madewell’s courier shirt is just a good short-sleeved specimen, and it’s available in sizes up to XXL.

Likewise, these L.L. Bean corduroys go up to size 20, and they’re super-well-priced.

I bought this poplin shirtdress at the beginning of the summer and always felt so crisp and put-together when I wore it. It’s not available anymore in all sizes, but maybe you’ll get lucky.

These straight leg cropped pants are such a flattering cut, and I like that they’re not white white.

Such a pretty and versatile cashmere fisherman’s sweater, and if you’d prefer something a little less white, it also comes in this oatmeal hue.

And finally: I am crazy for this pointy-toe boot with a nicely walkable heel.

Brand I like: Entireworld

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Entireworld, which is the brainchild of former Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg, has been on my radar for a little while—as purveyors of edgy-preppy classic pieces that are reasonably priced. But it wasn’t until my mother directed me to this New York Times article, about Entireworld’s explosion in sales during the pandemic—when most the apparel business has taken a nosedive—that I decided to check out their wares. And I’m so glad I did. Entireworld’s pieces, like this rugby shirt (which comes in more than one colorway, as do pretty much all of the brand’s pieces) is well-cut for a more feminine silhouette, unlike more straightforwardly preppy clothes, which can be boxy and shapeless.

This V-neck cotton sweater is super, super soft, comes in a few colors, and rings in under $100.

Entireworld is perhaps best-known for their sweats, which are super-cozy and suitable as streetwear (especially now); I like these black sweatpants, which sell out fast, so if they have your size and you’re at all interested, do not delay.

I dig the drop shoulder on this cream-colored sweatshirt.

These cropped corduroys come in a multitude of hues, but I’m really digging this dusty pink.

I am in love with this indigo cotton shirt, and I also like this striped iteration.

This bright tote says “York” on the flip side. They’ve got one for Los Angeles too.

This tiny striped tee is so tomboy sexy. I am also tempted by this long-sleeved one.

 

Statement-y earrings that also aren’t too much

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I usually like my jewelry to be on the delicate and understated side, but lately, I’ve been growing increasingly attracted to pieces—earrings in particular—that are on the bigger side: earrings that say look at me, but at the same time don’t scream it. And I’m crazy for this pair—click through to see it in living color—with red glass stones and cultured pearls.

These beaded hoops are the type of thing you could put on with your most boring outfit, and suddenly it wouldn’t be so boring anymore.

These are just so elegant—I’d wear them with my hair up in a twist.

I like that these have a kind of irregular oval shape.

This pair manages to be statement-y and delicate at once, which is a cool trick.

This woven straw pair is just so excellently summery.

I dig that this labradorite pair does not exactly match.

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