A good pair of white pants is a staple for every woman’s wardrobe. White jeans have always been a summer favorite, and now with the “winter white” trend , you can wear your white jeans past the Labor Day cut off date. Forget those fashion rules; they were meant to be broken! At Jigsaw, we are  loving an all white look; it’s fresh and clean, giving off an effortless feel. Here are three outfits to help give some inspiration on how to style white jeans this autumn.

HO1A4966 A white button down and pair of white jeans is an easy go-to outfit. The Ethnic Embroidered Shirt is our pick for an effortless and chic look. The semi-sheer material of the blouse is perfect for a summer outing and its intricate details are simply lovely. For the ladies, who are skeptical of an all-white outfit, throw on a jacket to break up a monochromatic look. Our Knitted Denim Jacket is the perfect throw on to complete any outfit.

 

 

HO1A4965 Another great way to style white jeans is pairing them with an off white top. White on cream can be a subtle statement that looks just as great as an all white fit. We love our US made Jersey Boat Neck Tees because they are a classic wardrobe essential- not to mention, they are extremely comfortable. Who doesn’t love an everyday tee?

HO1A4994 To elevate this look for a nighttime appeal, we chose the US made Kimono Cardigan as our sweater choice. It’s unique shape gives the outfit an overall sophisticated look. Button the sleeves or wear it completely open, this lightweight cardigan gives one plenty of options for styling.

 

HO1A5008 Our final outfit that we styled with white jeans is with a printed tan blouse. It’s not an “all white” look, but this is a great alternative for ladies, who are not into that bright white look. It’s still refreshing and gives an overall light appeal to an outfit. The clean monochromatic color palette looks crisp, and with the printed blouse, you’ll being feeling far from basic.

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Will you be wearing a white ensemble this autumn?

We want to know how you wear white! 

LA-BASED FILM DIRECTOR FRANCESCA GREGORINI WAS BEHIND THE LENS FOR OUR NEW-SEASON SHOOT BRINGING A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE TO THE COLLECTION… Featured2

 

This season in a totally new departure, we worked with a film director for the latest shoot in a move away from traditional fashion photography. We caught up with Francesca to talk fashion, female empowerment, and the inspiration behind the images. 

 “In terms of inspiration for the shoot,” says Francesca, “There was strength… I wasn’t interested in posing the model in the typical ‘girly’ poses: There was kind of an androgyny to it. She was as in control of the situation and I think that added to a sexuality that works for both men and women. I think in this campaign the Jigsaw woman comes across as confident and strong and sexual and not afraid to own herself – and why shouldn’t she?!”

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“I think in telling a story in film it’s really about capturing the humanity”, Francesca continues. “It’s about having that rapport with the actor or model where they feel comfortable with you and confident in you to reveal themselves. When they open themselves up to you, the clothes look better because they become part of the story and it is your job to capture that moment, that bravery of reveal.”

“I’m always curious about what it is that makes one image stronger than another and I think it really comes down to people revealing who they are, because that’s always so attractive – our humanity, capturing in a single frame the essence of who we are. Someone’s individual truth is actually what we respond to in an image, and the more specific and intimate paradoxically the more universal, simply because it rings true and that cannot be denied.”

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We’re all living life already so for me it’s about heightened reality and that’s what fashion is… It’s aspirational, it’s about fantasy. I love that in-between space where anything can happen.

“To me, costumes are the unsung heroes in film, as are film editors – I think those two elements don’t get the credit they deserve. I think if anyone watches either of my films, you’ll see great attention paid to costume. I fancy myself as a stylish person so I do think about it; I’m not obsessed by it, but I want to look good!

At the end of the day, you can have the best lighting in the world, the best framing in the world, but what you’re framing up is the actor in their clothes so the clothes better be rock solid and express something about who that person is.”

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Francesca Gregorini is an Italian-American film director and writer based in L.A. Francesca has worked with HBO and Paramount Pictures, as well as co-writing and co-directing the movie ‘Tanner Hall’ starring Rooney Mara, an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, and wrote and directed ‘The Truth about Emanuel’ starring Kaya Scodelario, which was selected for the US Dramatic Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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This summer’s art prints’ continue into AW14, the patterns inspired by modernist painters – colorful abstracts and painted textures on beautiful silks and viscose.

BLURRED JEWEL

This futuristic print has been hand-painted and digitally augmented with Persian rose and magenta providing a captivating colour palette. Find it on our silk front tee, coming soon.

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A vintage print, we have updated the original pattern with a refined colour palette and a distinctively modern feel. Find it as a painted tee and pencil skirt.

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NEON CHECK

Inspired by the catwalk, this digital print has a neutral khaki base interspersed with pops of neon to bring to life a modern check; a key trend this season.

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BLUE DEPTHS

This 50s vintage print has been hand-painted onto silk and woven into the collection in the form of an elegant dresspencil skirt and silk top.

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FALLING FLOWER

We hand-painted this print onto silk and bleached out the pattern to create a contemporary ditzy floral.

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Step into autumn with our Pixie Chelsea Boot. It’s a sleek and modern version of a classic style, but we wanted to know the story behind the British roots of this well-loved shoe.

The Chelsea boot dates back to the 1830’s and was formerly known as the paddock boot. Distinguished by the tight fit, elastic side and heel tab, the sturdy but lightweight boot was worn by the equestrian crowd.  Even Queen Victoria wore hers quite frequently, with her bootmaker J Sparkes-Hall even commenting that, “She [The Queen] walks in them daily and thus gives the strongest proof of the value she attaches to the invention.”

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Fast forward to mid-way through the 20th century. King’s Road in West London is home to a group of burgeoning beatniks, fashion designers, young artists, musicians and more. Infamously known as the ‘Chelsea Set’, they became synonymous with a new lifestyle and way of dressing. The gentlemen of this crowd were quite fond of the Paddock boot and thus, the ‘Chelsea’ boot was born.

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Our Pixie Chelsea Boot is a whimsical take on the classic style. Crafted from supple calf leather, the boots are soft and add an element of interest with perforated detailing. Snug yet undeniably comfortable, our Chelsea Boot is featured in sand and black and is sure to be a favorite in your autumn wardrobe. How do you wear your chelsea boots?