The Do's And Don't's of Wearing White After Labor Day
Fall starts this Friday, and I couldn't be more excited! I feel like it's been such a long summer, and I'm ready for some more variety in our every day color palettes. With that in mind, I thought it would only be fitting to provide y'all with my take on fashion's most seasonally contentious topic: wearing white after Labor Day.
Frankly, I love traditions; there's a reason many of us still abide by them, and I think there's so much value in acknowledging an ongoing sentiment. That being said, though, it's a little outlandish to try and outlaw an entire color from making any appearance in your wardrobe for eight months...My general rule of thumb is to avoid white in the form of lightweight or casual fabrics. That means my white sundresses, plain white t-shirts, and white linen shorts are usually tucked away for spring.
On the other hand, however, white can look particularly elegant in the fall and winter seasons, especially in the forms of knits, coats, and blouses. Even white denim jeans work well when paired with the right pieces (think off-the-shoulder sweaters and brown, block-heeled booties). This season, I've already seen so many people breaking "the white rule" with ease, and I love it. I bought this knit co-ords set from Zara (it's probably the softest thing I own), and I paired it with wine, vinyl ankle boots and this plum Bobbi Brown lipstick. I absolutely adore the monochromatic white look with a pair of berry heels or boots.
As far as other tips go, I would certainly encourage people to stray from white, ruffly tops or dresses in the following months. Ruffles were such a cute look earlier this summer, but I can't help but feel the trend was quite overdone. When in doubt, opt for a peplum instead (as you might be able to see, there's a bit of a peplum on my skirt above, as well). A bold lip goes a long way with lighter pieces, as well; velvet mattes are especially fitting for the season since they have a shimmer-less appeal with a moisturizing texture.
I've linked a few of my favorite white-and-wine outfit combinations below!
Photography by Forrest Culotta