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| Posted by Robin Barrett Wilson

Your Foolproof Guide to Wearing White After Labor Day

Happy long weekend! It’s been one heck of a summer and, as always, between all of the cottage weekends and beach days, it’s flown by. We can’t believe that it’s already September! Truth be told though, we’re anxiously anticipating autumn. While warm, summer weather has a special place in our hearts, it’s fall fashion that we’re truly in love with. So bring on the chunky knits and pumpkin spice lattes – we’re ready!

With today kicking off Labor Day weekend, we know too many of you plan on packing up your whites and swapping them out for seasonal colors. Don’t! We’ve all heard the fashion rule “never wear white after Labor Day”, but we’re hear to tell you differently. When done right, you can rock this crisp, fresh neutral all-year round. It’s contemporary. It’s modern. And it’s insanely stylish. Plus, rules were made to be broken!  

Here is your foolproof guide to wearing (and pulling off!) white after Labor Day:

Wearing white pants after labor day 

Balance White Pants With Classic Black 

On a daily basis, I hear too many women falsely proclaim that they can’t rock white pants. I’m going to tell you that you’re wrong! With the right cut and proper fit, anyone can flawlessly pull off crisp, white jeans. Once the leaves start changing though, it can be a little more difficult to make this shade look appropriate. To pull off wearing white pants after Labor Day, balance it out with some classic, black staples. Pair your white jeans with a cozy black poncho and a delicate necklace, or knee-high boots and a chunky knit to bring them into cooler weather. Just avoid wearing white with light fabrics and pastels this time of year, else your outfit runs the risk of looking dated.

Wearing white after Labor Day

Opt For Cold-Weather Fabrics

One of the easiest ways to wear white after Labor Day is buying this ethereal shade in cold-weather fabrics. Think warm knits, structured tweeds, and heavier materials. We are obsessed with how fresh and stylish this Indigenous Ombre Poncho looks when paired with a classic pair of High Waisted Super Skinny Ankle Jeans and booties. You can also opt for warmer-toned pieces like off-white or ivory shades.

 Wearing white after Labor Day

You'll Never Go Wrong With A Classic White Tee

A must-have staple that can be worn year-round, you’ll never go wrong with a classic, white tee. Whether you prefer a plain, crisp shirt or one with a small graphic like our “I’d Share My Cupcake With You” tee, you can take this style from summer to fall by pairing it with a fashionable scarf and casual accessories. If you want to get in on the athleisure trend and be as comfy as your are stylish, pair your tee with some playful joggers like these Dressy Sweatpants by Encircled. Top off your outfit with a statement piece like this Brave Leather Cuff and you’ve suddenly mastered the art of fall whites.


Still need some help on wearing white after Labor Day? Stop by our Rhode Island store and one of our fashion experts would be happy to help you style a fabulous fall outfit. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook where we’ll be sharing more pictures of our favorite white outfits for autumn.


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