You may have heard that wearing white-coloured clothing after the temperature starts to drop is très gauche — it’s just not done. After August turns into September, it’s long been thought that it’s time to retire your summer whites and bring out darker colours more suited to the new season. It’s a long-held belief, but there’s good news! You don’t have to stow away your light-coloured favourites just yet.

Just because the seasons are about to change doesn’t mean you can’t keep wearing your crisp white shirts, cream-coloured jeans, and beige sweaters. After all, it’s your story — you make the rules!

White, Cream, and Everything in Between

Whites and off-whites have made their way onto runways in the post-summer season for years now, and the Fall 2022 collections are no exception. There’s plenty of examples of white and off-white hues popping up this season, and it’s a great shade to sport well into the winter months.

A great way to incorporate two trends together at the same time is with our Penelope skirt in whitecap gray. This cargo skirt is a soft winter off-white, featuring pockets and button detailing with echoes of military style. Pair it with your favourite chunky-heeled boots and a sweater in brown or beige, and you’re embracing the “winter white” trend perfectly. Feminine details (think a great pair of gold hoops or a delicate scarf tied around a ponytail) help soften the look and add a bit of interest.

Keep it Light

When it comes to incorporating light colours into your fall wardrobe, you can go full monochrome with a head-to-toe cream look, or mix and match with either a white-coloured top or bottoms. The shape this year is oversized and exaggerated — so if you’re going to go big, go for it! Long, loose tops — like Wearable Stories’ Tess in ecru — look best with a classic French tuck into trousers or jeans. Keep your proportions in balance with chunky white “dad” sneakers or a big boot.

When it comes to autumn dressing, you’re no longer limited to brown knits and plaid jumpers. Explore the lighter side of fall with crisp whites and creams that are versatile, vibrant and fun to wear.