The fashion rules -- if there even are any anymore -- aren't what they were in our mothers' times. No white after Labour Day? Whatever! But that doesn't mean you can wear your summer clothes year-round -- unless you're living somewhere tropical (and if so, can I come to visit?). Here's what stylist Marlene Shiff, owner of Toronto shop Boutique Le Trou
, had to say about this ELLE reader's inquiry:
"You can wear white pants all year round if you can! But you must switch fabric type and weight. We are in a white moment and if you look good in white pants -- wear them. Not everyone can!
"White linen is April/May through September. White cotton can be worn a little longer if heavyweight and paired with a blazer for drama. Wear a bright or dark blouse and great jewellery.
"Try white wool and blends in winter, also with a dark blouse or with a fabulous sweater or vest and blazer. The combinations with white as your basis are numerous. White is very dramatic, so don’t let the rest of the outfit compete visually. Try to accent instead. A white wool shawl can pull it together in winter."
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