White coats and jackets for fall 2013

White after Labor Day? For shame! Well, since the millennium, wearing white after Labor Day has become the norm. As this “breaking of a fashion rule” continues over time, wearing white during all four seasons seems normal and, dare we say it? Classic!

Every season there is a new way to wear white. For fall 2013, the ultimate way to wear white is on a jacket or coat. Any shade of white will do including stark white, off-white and winter white. The white topper is a trend which has hit store shelves by storm for the fall 2013 season; but this was not a huge trend on the runways. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find white jackets and coats on the fall/winter 2013/2014 runways in Paris, New York, Milan and London.

The white topper for fall 2013 is a street style trend which buyers picked up on and stocked store shelves in accordance. White jackets and coats are being shown in every style possible including classic pea coats and trendy motorcycle jackets. A white topper is a fresh way to keep cozy when the fog comes in over the mountains or on the bay. It is also the perfect way to stay warm when temperatures dip this winter.

White jackets and coats match pretty much any ensemble you can think of! White may even be more neutral than black! Therefore, this is a great trend to invest in for fall/winter 2013/2014. I found a few fabulous white toppers around the web and assembled them into the shopping widget below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 


Perfect white blouse

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We have been having warm and sunny weather this summer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of my favorite ways to stay cool in the heat is with lightweight fabric in a light color. This blouse, sent to me by Wallis, fits the bill perfectly. The fabric is lightweight; and white happens to be the coolest color in warm weather! Love that!

This Wallis blouse offers a loose silhouette and a flattering drape. The 3/4 sleeves protect me from the sun, yet keep me cool at the same; and of course allow me to show off some arm candy! I also adore the silver studded design around the split-neck which adds interest to the front of the blouse.

Of course, anything white is versatile! The quiet silver studs combined with the flattering fit of this Wallis blouse make it easy to wear with shorts, pants, slim skirts or as a swimsuit cover-up.

In the photos above I am showing my two favorite ways to wear this blouse. To learn more about Wallis, one of my favorite new ways to shop online, please visit Wallis.com.

Outfit details:

Outfit #1
Top: c/o 
Shorts: Gap (on sale!!!)
Lipstick: “60’s Pink” c/o 
Laura Mercier
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Handbag: Chanel, similar here.
Silver bangles: c/o 
Twisted Silver
Nail Polish: Chanel Paparazzi
Rings: John Hardy
Silver Cuff: Beau Bijou Santana Row, similar here.
Leather wrap bracelet: 
Tory Burch
Shoes: Michael Kors (on sale!!!)
Toe nail polish: 
Chanel Delicatesse

Outfit #2
Top: c/o 
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Jeans: Gap, no longer available. Also love this pair.
Lipstick: “60’s Pink” c/o Laura Mercier
Silver link bracelet: c/o Twisted Silver
Leather wrap bracelet: Tory Burch, 
similar here.
Nail Polish: 
Chanel Paparazzi
Shoes: Michael Kors (on sale!!!)
Toe nail polish: 
Chanel Delicatesse

What you cannot see-both outfits:
Bond No.9

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©