Calling them summer whites is something of a misnomer. Certainly white is an easier colour to wear through the warmer months, and as the mercury pushes further up the thermometer it’s also a colour that makes a lot of sense, but the idea that white clothes are solely the domain of summer is to limit its potential.
Take the following look as an example;
Despite having been snapped during the recent spring 2012 showings at Pitti Unomo, there’s nothing that needs to pigeonhole this look to the warmer months. Nor a warmer climate. The white pants (note the growing preference towards pleats), crisp blue blazer, the turned back cuffs and the statement watch all come together for a sharp look. A sharp look that’s transseasonal across much of Western Europe.
If whites aren’t suited to anything it’s when it rains. Having walked through a down poor in a white Tom Ford, pin-cord suit, I can attest to that fact first hand.
This look was snapped by Citizen Couture.