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Formerly taboo after Labor Day, white has proven to be a seasonless staple. And the little white jacket (sorry LBJ, you’ll have to share the spotlight on this one), which has made countless appearances all summer in cropped, tailored and boxy renditions, has become a serious sartorial game changer. As Hollywood demonstrates, paired with black is the in-demand way to work what is now a fall essential: From Alexandra Richards’ all-black skinny jeans ensemble to Lou Doillon’s chic little white jacket and LBD combo, a pop of white looks decidedly smart. Sophia Bush takes a more menswear-tailored route with a one-button blazer accented with a black lapel for a color-block effect. And Kate Beckinsale rocks skinny leather jeans and a black-and-white printed top and graphic scarf for an edgier twist on the classic color pairing.