How to Wear White After Labor Day

Labor Day relates to the designation of the official end of summer where you must put away your summer whites and prepare for the colder season. However, there’s a logic behind this antiquated fashion “law” we must be aware of. Though wearing the obvious sign of summer during the non-summer months may put you on the fashion faux pas, keep on reading for some tricks if you wish to break those fashion rules.

  1. Wear appropriate outfit for the season.

all white outfit with sandals

rain coat with white dress and orange sandals chunky turtleneck sweater with white skirt chic blazer with white jeans all white outfit with structured bag

Though it is time to put away your “summer whites” and prepare for the cold weather, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear white-colored outfits as “winter white” has always been a common color for coats and jackets. Summer clothes are of lighter fabrics and lighter cuts, and white is breezier than any color. So if you’re transitioning in a colder season, wear season-appropriate layers that are more sensible and practical than following color codes on your outfits. Keeping in mind that you cannot wear your “summer whites” or sheer summer dresses not your white-colored outfits after the Labor Day keeps you dressed more sensibly while staying attentive to the demands and constraints of society.

  1. Add some statement with brightly colored accessories.

neon yellow pumps with white outfit white outfit with orange clutch printed bomber jacket with chic white dress and mustard heels

Be intentional on your looks by incorporating brightly colored accessories to bring some life to your white outfit. Like fashion blogger Veronica Popoiacu, top your white dress with a white printed bomber jacket to keep you season-appropriate while wearing mustard shoes and yellow clutch keeps your outfit vibrant and chic. Or, simply opt for a pair of neon yellow pumps like Kristina Bazan did, making the attention away from her all-white outfit.

  1. Create a sexy look with your white outfits.

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Though there are some people who are shocked to see whites after the Labor Day, think first whether the rule applies to your weather. Most people can figure out that they will be uncomfortable if they wear a lightweight fabric when it’s cold. If that obviously does not apply in warmer climates, then be practical and stylish on your own preference. If it’s a bit warmer on your place, then wear bandeau tops and crop tops after the Labor Day, like fashion bloggers Jessica Ricks and Micah Gianneli did.

  1. Keep your style classy and sophisticated.

blazer with white jumpsuit white tunic with white pants and nude heels white maxidress with peep toe boots white dress with shoulder bag

White is timeless regardless of the season, weather, and occasion. So, keep your looks classy and sophisticated to keep your looks appropriate to whatever occasion you’re going to. However, skip whites when attending to a wedding to show some respect for the bride. Generally, black, gold, and brown are the classy and elegant shades you can match with white to keep them sleek and chic.

  1. Don a pair of neutral shoes or sandals.

white tube jumpsuit striped top with white pants flared sleeves with nude heels and white skirt white wrap top with chic shorts and nude mules

While white was a common summer color for women’s clothes, the ban on wearing white after Labor Day originally applied almost exclusively to shoes. So, opt for neutral shades on your footwear to avoid getting too many rules broken. Ultimately, these days it’s all about gauging what feels comfortable and stylish for you. After all, women have a lot more to worry about than the color of someone’s shoes at any time of year.

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