Stick-of-butter dressing was a term coined by Man Repeller's brand director, Harling Ross, referring to the beigy, butter-hued outfits that fashion girls have been embracing for the past few years. This season, however, we’re pivoting our dairy preferences in favor of nutty oat-milk shades (a subtle difference but a noteworthy one). Off-white, ivory, and pearly hues were spotted in abundance on the S/S 20 runways and more recently during F/W 20 fashion month, confirming that the milky shade has staying power for 2020. Designers from Isabel Marant to Rejina Pyo brought us dreamy (and creamy!) head-to-toe ensembles in oat milk shades that are deliciously elegant and modern (which unquestionably require a steady hand when handling coffee).
The key to pulling off the look is to mix textures within your outfit—a silky ecru skirt paired with a creamy knit top and pearly sandals, for example. Whatever off-white combination you choose, you can guarantee it’ll make for one striking and sophisticated look that can be worn year-round. Scroll below to see the color in action on the runways and on the streets. Then, shop our favorite off-white pieces on the internet.
Rejina Pyo provided us with the chicest summer work outfit inspiration in the form of relaxed ivory suiting.
Christopher John Rogers taught us a lesson in mixing textures and silhouettes within your off-white ensemble.
Ecru hues always look better with a little lace, as seen as Isabel Marant.
This Isabel Marant ensemble is oat-milk dressing at its finest.
Adam Lippes proved a sweater and wide-leg pants are a seriously chic way to pull off the trend.
Max Mara confirms that milky-white hues are here to stay for fall and winter.
The perfect blend of textures.
All you need to pull off a neutral tonal look are jeans, a blazer, and a blouse. (Matching accessories won't hurt, either.)
Opt for slouchy and relaxed silhouettes to add a casual touch to the elegant hue.
Shop the color trend:
& Other Stories Alpaca Wool Blend Puff Sleeve Jumper ($69)
We're not letting this charming knit slip from our hands.
Topshop Cream PU Pleated Midi Skirt ($67)
Swap your black midi for a sophisticated cream one.
Nanushka Yolie Faux Leather Shorts ($395)
Ivory faux-leather shorts? So chic.
H&M Rib-Knit Top ($18)
Elevate your basics.
Eloquii Faux Leather Trench Dress ($150)
Everything about this is perfection.
Topshop Cream Lipped Shoulder Duster Coat ($135)
This looks so luxe.
Topshop Ecru Tab Waist Button Chinos ($60)
Comfortable and cool.
Zara Pocket Knit Vest ($40)
You'll be layering this vest so many ways.
Zara Ribbed Knit Skirt ($40)
With the matching knit skirt, for example.
Topshop Ecru Double Breasted Blazer ($75)
Add instant polish to your ensembles.
H&M Satin Dress ($70)
How dreamy is this dress though?
Violeta by Mango Fine Knit Top ($60)
You'll get so much wear out of this one.
Everlane The Cotton Quilted Jacket ($98)
The perfect spring topper.
Mango Wide-Leg High Waist Jeans ($80)
Cream jeans you can wear year-round.
& Other Stories Jacquard Frill Blouse ($99)
We love the vintage-inspired style.
Urban Renewal Recycled Overdyed Jogger Pant ($49)
For our new stay-at-home reality.
Eloquii Puff Sleeve Peplum Top ($65)
Puff sleeves are trending.
C/Meo Collective Reiterate Belted Jumpsuit ($115)
Your coolest one-and-done outfit, found.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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