Pre-Fall 2011: White Jean Chic


Polyvore Set Here. 

Like yesterday’s outfit, this one is also very versatile but decidedly more casual.  It could be worn with flats on a plane trip or on casual Friday.  But before we discuss the pieces, let’s address the white elephant in the room.

No, white pants are not faux pas after Labor Day.  Designers have been showing white in their Fall collections for years and no one has died, so consider this rule invalidated.  Though, I still wouldn’t recommend wearing white shoes.  That is a bridge too far.

Here, I paired white jeans with a light grey tank and a charcoal grey, structured blazer with a crisp white jean.  To pull it all together, I used a printed scarf with shades of grey, white, black and a blue accent.  Then, I added a studded black pump and a shocking blue clutch.  And last, a black, textured, pyramid-shaped earring.

This look would be best for a dinner out at a hip restaurant or a first coffee date.  As I said above, however, you could switch in a ballet flat or an oxford and wear it on Casual Friday.  

Looking for other ways to wear a white jean?  A black tunic sweater, long necklace and booties would be nice.  Or how about a floral printed button down, under a bright v-neck sweater, with a navy blazer over top and flat boots?  But however you choose to wear white jeans, the trick is wear them with intention.  If your look is chic and pulled together, you’ll never look faux pas.


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  1. amy b.s. says:

    i need some white jeans, but am in love with that blazer!

    August 16, 2011/Reply
  2. No Drama Momma says:


    August 16, 2011/Reply
  3. D says:

    I love this look and have no problem with white jeans in the fall – but I can't get into white jeans paired with black shoes. I think it's just me though…

    August 16, 2011/Reply
  4. AD says:

    I've never done white jeans past labor day. This is the year to break free! So excited to wear white jeans w/ brown boots and blazers in a very kate middleton, um I mean Duchess Catherine sort of way.

    August 16, 2011/Reply
  5. MRM says:

    Are all white jeans skinny these days? I have a pair of high-waisted boot-cut jeans that I've loved, but are they out of style now?

    August 16, 2011/Reply
  6. Belle says:


    By no means are they out of style. The pair this morning were bootcut, this pair is straight leg.

    August 16, 2011/Reply
  7. Lauren says:

    Love this for fall! I used (and linked) this outfit today at

    September 11, 2011/Reply