How to Wear White after Labor Day

“Don’t wear white after Labor Day” is a rule that is known by most of us…and hated by many. Although in the past it was considered a total fashion faux pas to be caught in the light hue after the first Monday in September nowadays most fashion rules, including the “no white rule”, are meant to be broken (think no pairing blue and black or mixing prints). So even though the grandmothers of the world are shaking their heads at all of the fashion rule breakers, you are not alone; read on to find out how to (successfully) wear white after Labor Day.

A crisp white button down shirt is always fashionable no matter the month; it goes with everything and is a staple piece. Wear an oversized white button down shirt as a shirtdress; pair it with a comfy cardigan and chic boots for the perfect autumn outfit.

A white lace crop top can easily transition from a pre Labor Day shirt to a post Labor Day shirt with the right accessories. High waisted jeans, knee high boots and a peacoat in a neutral color guarantee that crop top will be around all winter long.

Don’t give up on that lightweight white dress just yet now that summer is officially over (don’t worry, it will be back before you know it). After Labor Day it can be warm well into September so it is still acceptable to wear summer dresses. Combine the dress with ankle boots for an autumn appropriate look.

White and black is a classic color combo that is fashionably appropriate all year long. Pair your favorite white skinny jeans with a comfy black sweater for an effortlessly simple look that can take you from early morning errands to happy hour with a few accessory changes.

Even the all white trend is acceptable during the fall and winter months when following the right guidelines. Make sure to be conscious of the fit and silhouette of the pieces and add a statement detail to your monochromatic look. Adding silver jewelry will give the outfit a modern look and gold jewelry will warm up the look.

What is your favorite way to wear white after Labor Day?


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Nicole DiRienzo

Hi! My name is Nicole and I love to write about my favorite things, one of them being fashion. I have a degree in fashion merchandising and own a clothing consignment store.