Move Over, Stick-of-Butter Trend—It's All About Oat-Milk Dressing This Year

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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.

Up next, presenting a treasure trove of affordable basics that are cool and comfy too.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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