|Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
White Distressed Jeans: Old Navy ($39.99)
Buffalo Plaid Shirt: Uniqlo ($29.90)
Blush Mules: T.J. Maxx, similar here ($19)
Crossbody Bag: Saks Off 5th (old), similar here ($49)
How To Wear White After Labor Day
Why You Should Not Listen To Fashion Rules
Once a upon a time, someone came up with some fashion rules. Basically unspoken rules about fashion do’s and don’ts. For a while I made sure I abided by the fashion don’ts. As I get older and got more comfortable with my personal style, I’ve been throwing these rules out the window. It felt like it limited my options and personal style. The most common fashion don’t is ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day‘. Wearing white is usually associated during the summer since wearing a white dress is prominent in the summer.
Why I Love Wearing White
In the past few years, I noticed I can incorporate wearing white in every season. I find the color white very flattering. Last Fall, I was loving the all white outfit and it was one of my most popular posts last year. And guess what, that was after Labor Day.
In this post I decided to wear my first white after Labor Day by wearing my favorite distressed white jeans and aviators (btw, my aviators are totally customizable!). Since the temperature is slightly cooler, I decided to pair my whites with a buffalo check shirt. I think the flannel shirt gives it a more Fall look.
4 Tips To Wear White After Labor Day
Without a doubt, I highly recommend wearing white after Labor Day. If you’re unsure how, here’s how I wear white after summer.
1. Wear White In Jeans
If you are going to wear white after Labor Day, the best way to wear white is in your jeans. Since jeans are more appropriate to wear in the Fall (the crisp air, cooler temps make it ideal jeans weather), why not wear it in white? My favorite and affordable white jeans are the Rockstar distressed jeans, Topshop Jeans, and High Rise Skinny Jeans.
2. Wear White In Sweaters
Cooler temperatures mean it’s time for sweater weather. There are tons of cute sweaters out there and many are in the color white. This also includes cardigans. I love wearing white cardigans because they go with anything! This makes it so easy to layer, especially if you’re looking for a more transitional look. My favorite white sweaters are Crewneck sweater, Cable Knitted Sweater, and Tie-Cuff Sweater. My favorite cardigans are Textured cardigan, Cardigan Sweater, and Cardigan Wrap.
3. Wear White with Fall Colors
Just like the outfit in this post, pairing white with Fall colors such as navy blue, burnt orange, burgundy, olive green, etc gives it more of a cooler temperature style versus a summer feel. I love to pair white with this navy ruffled sweater, burgundy wide-leg pants, and green quilted jacket.
4. Wear White with Dark Sunglasses
Even when the temperature drops, sunglasses are one of the accessories that are necessary. Just because the days are shorter, doesn’t mean the sun will not bother your eyes when you step outside during the day. I lean towards dark colored frames and lenses with my sunglasses. Lately, I’ve been into my aviators, and I love my tortoise round ones (it is the one I wear in almost every post haha!)
What are your thoughts about wearing white after Labor Day?
Great tips, and this look sure is gorge.
Thank you Funmi!
Great tips!! I love wearing white after labor day even if I am breaking the rules haha
Such a cute outfit and love that top!
I am in love with this look! The top is my fav!
I really hate fashion rules but honestly it's only there so we can break them! Lol! Nice look! #teamwhitepants
L.E.N.A | Revealed
Haha I like your mindset! All for the white pants!
Perfect tips for wearing white and you nailed it in this look! I love the plaid.
Straight A Style
Thanks Amy Ann!
Definitely going to incorporate this this season! My white jeans are my favorite staple 🙂
I have always worn white after Labor day. It is such a great color that brightens and suits everyone. Love your look and how reasonable it is – love that you posted the prices, too. That checkered Buffalo shirt and your mules are awesome.
Last week on the blog I shared 3 outfits/3 ways on how to wear white after Labor day and tomorrow I am doing a big collaboration post on how to wear a white dress for Fall. 😉
Thanks girl! Sounds like you are also a big fan of wearing white after labor day as well! Can't wait to see your post!
Great tips. You look amazing in these white jeans.
Nina's Style Blog
Love your checkered skirt babe!
I don't follow rules! I wore a pair of white pants to work on Friday and was reminded of the no white after labor day rule, I just told her those rules don't apply to me, haha! Love your outfit Rachel, just too cute!
Pumps and Push-Ups
Haha I think fashion is the best place to break rules! Thank you so much Brooke!
love the shirt ! and the colours ! 😉 perfect outfit !
I seriously love wearing white jeans year round – especially in the winter!
I love this casual fall outfit! I may do a similar post soon!
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes
Me too Deborah!