It’s after Labor Day and guess what? People—very stylish people at that—are still wearing white. Gasp! The stark non-color is the easiest way to get (or fake) a minimalist, modern style. One of my muses? The lovely Anh Mai, the stylist/blogger behind Mai Style Pages, who is almost always in some sort of snowy-white outfit. We recently chatted over coffee about our insane compulsion to purge, purge, purge our closets, all in pursuit of the perfect just-big-enough capsule wardrobe. My advice: Start with at least one of these (the customizable Stan Smiths would be my pick!), get rid of something in your closet that you never wear (perhaps that neon crop top you wore to Made In America, but will realistically never wear again?), and then relish in breaking the fashion rules.
 Bracelet sleeve shift dress, $375 at Vince, Rittenhouse.  Croc leather panel tee, $150 at Topshop.  Nicholas skirt, $395 at Intermix, Rittenhouse.  Etelka crossbody bag, $275 at Lord & Taylor.  Nixon Small Time-Teller watch, $60 at South Moon Under, Rittenhouse and Wayne.  Frame Denim Le Color Rip Blanc jeans, $199 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.  Alexander Wang biker vest, $1,095 at Knit Wit, Rittenhouse, Bryn Mawr and Margate.  Stan Smith customizable sneakers, $100 at Adidas.