Gone are the days of fashion faux pas such as "no whites after Labor Day". Well, this isn't exactly breaking news per se, as many fashionable souls have been setting their own wardrobe rules for a while now, paving-way for the rest of us that were too afraid to test the fashion police first. But yes, friends, don't pack away those summery whites just yet or even at all. Instead, learn how to style these bleachy hues for every season to come. It's simple actually, just look to any well-known, respected members of fashion's elite for guidance, such as the original street-style blogger, Scott Schuman.
In 2005, Schuman created The Sartorialist, a fashion blog dedicated to combining interesting, modern and classic fashion with everyday people and everyday lives just passing one another on the streets around the world. With his keen artistic eye and serious style sense, Schuman was able to offer his own "street-style" photos of both fashion's elite and everyday strangers for the wandering masses online, becoming successful off of what was then a very untapped market. The photographer/blogger's work has appeared in Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, GQ and Interview Magazines, as he's also done an impressive number of collaborations with everyone from Gap, Absolut, Crate & Barrel to Burberry and many more. It's more than safe to say that whatever styles Schuman captures for The Sartorialist are guaranteed to attract a plethora of approving nods from colleagues in the halls or passerby's on the street.
Getting back to whites and why you shouldn't store them away until summer is upon us next year; just take a cue or two from Mr. Schuman and whomever this well dressed fella is on the streets of Florence during February 2013. We might not have the entire ensemble to go by here, but exhibited perfectly nonetheless is a crisp white jean with chic frayed hems paired with a dark suede boot and long flowing jacket. Whites for winter and fall offer such a clean, imaginative palate amongst a sea of darks and various thick textures. Give this look a whirl next time your basic blues and blacks just aren't vibing with your otherwise sunny disposition even amongst freezing, dreary temperatures.