I flout most fashion “rules,” like avoiding white before memorial day. For those looking to buck the trend, one way to wear a white centerpiece in the off-season is to temper it with assorted textures of similar weight. A wool cape, over-the-knee suede boots, and quilted leather bag do an adequate job of adapting this heavy crochet-lace dress for early spring.

DKNY Blythe Hooded Wool Blend Cape | Zipia Lace Dress (similar here and here) | Chanel Westminster Flap | Matisse Buccaneer Tall Boot (similar)