All fashion rules are lame (seriously, just wear what you want!), but one of my least favorites is the one that says you can’t wear white after Labor Day. What? I know this is a very old rule, I just genuinely don’t understand why it ever became a thing. Regardless of it’s origins, however, the “no white after Labor Day” rule has become seriously outdated. The verdict is in: white still looks good after the summer is over. Obviously.
But for some reason, that hasn’t changed the fact that some ~*~fashion~*~ people are still questioning it. Since the beginning of the week, I’ve seen multiple tweets and blog posts asking the same question: can you really wear white Labor Day? It’s been annoying me so much that I had to write about it. You totally can, and here’s how: follow these 12 tips on how to wear white after Labor Day… or do your own thing and let me know what it is in the comments!
Mix With Cold Weather Clothing StaplesIt sounds obvious, but it's worth noting: in order to make white work for colder weather, you can't style it the same way you do in the summer or spring. Pair your white clothes with heavier cold weather clothes, like a vest or a flannel shirt. I actually love the way flannel shirts look with white jeans. Add boots, and you've got a simple and casual outfit. Source
Pick The Right Texture and MaterialWearing light, breezy clothing doesn't always work for fall or winter, especially when it's in a light color. Instead of wearing white eyelet patterns, or something sheer, go for something thick and heavy, like knit, wool, cashmere, etc. A white poncho is a great example. It will keep you cozy! Source
Pair A White Dress With Dark TightsYour white dresses can still work for colder weather! Pair them with dark tights, boots, and a warm cardigan for the perfect fall/winter outfit. The tights make this look work, and the dark colors keep it looking fresh. Source
Wear White Jeans With BootsThe key to wearing white jeans in the fall and winter is to wear the right shoes. Flats might make them look too summery, so I would go for cute ankle or knee boots. Look how great white jeans look with a pretty sweater! Source
Buy A Cozy White SweaterYou can't go wrong with a cozy, white knit sweater in the cooler months. It looks good with literally anything - jeans, a maxi skirt, over a dress. Pair your sweater with dark-wash jeans, boots, and a chunky scarf for the perfect outfit for classes. Source
Try LayeringLayering is important in any fall/winter wardrobe, because it looks good and keeps you warmer. Layer your white tees, tanks or button downs under a sweater. This is also an awesome way to wear cropped sweaters if you don't want to show off too much skin. Source
Wear White With Dark Fall ColorsMixing white with bright colors (like pink or pastels) will definitely give off a more summery vibe. Avoid that by wearing a white sweater or jeans with darker colors, like black, brown, burgundy, oxblood, hunter green, etc. The pop of white keeps an otherwise dark outfit light and fresh. Source
Choose The Right AccessoriesA white button-down shirt looks perfect for fall and winter when paired with the right accessories. Some examples: chunky scarves, hats, mittens, boots, and earmuffs. This outfit is so effortlessly put together. Source
Buy A Chic White CoatIn my opinion, there are few things more glam than a really nice white winter coat. It's unexpected in a sea of black or gray winter coats, and will always keep you looking chic. And you can wear it with anything! Source
Mix With Off-Whites, Creams, or BeigeIf you're still not sold on white in the cooler months, go for off-white, cream or light beige. It's very similar, just not as bright. You can also mix your white items with these colors. Look how great this white dress looks peaking out from a beige sweater. Source
Pair White With Winter-y TexturesMake a crisp white blazer work for winter by wearing it with the right textures and materials - for example, leather pants or leggings. Source
Pick The Right LengthA perfect skirt for fall? A mid-length one like this. I love how this girl paired hers with ankle boots and a dark top. All you have to do is add a leather jacket and you're good to go. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these looks is your favorite? What do you think about wearing white after Labor Day? How do you wear your white clothes? Tell me in the comments!