So here we are again… summer is over and Labor Day has come and gone. Have you put away all your white clothes yet or are you wondering if you can wear white pants after labor day?
The answer is it depends on where you live. You may have grown up with the rule, “No white after Labor Day“… but rules are made to be broken! Here my take on it:
- If you live in Florida, Southern California or tropical country or climate, it’s fine to keep wearing your summer whites all year round!
- If you live on the Upper East Coast, Mid-West, or any area with a colder climate, it’s a little trickier. You can still wear some white clothes depending on the fabric.
- Put away white pants, dresses and tops made from thin, light materials like linen and breezy cotton.
- You can still wear white in more year- round fabrics like silk and denim. For example, a white shirt or blouse always looks right and white jeans can easily transition into fall.
- Simply team white or off white jeans with a light t-shirt and fabulous fall poncho. Add some cool booties and a gorgeous fall bag and you’re good to go.
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- Soft, stretchy white t-shirts (long or short) can also work all year round. Check out my post how to transition your white clothes into fall to see what I mean.
What about white dresses?
Here’s a white dress that could easily move into fall by adding some classy neutrals. A taupe jacket and python bag helps bridge the seasons, and the dark shoes ground the look in cooler weather.
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Winter White vs. Pure White
- Soft or creamy whites make your outfit look more fall/winter like than bright white.
- Pair a Winter white or cream dress with black accessories to anchor the look.
- A white wool coat always looks stylish in fall/winter, as does white corduroy pants.
- The bottom line is, if you’re struggling to make a white item work, it’s probably a summer white. You’re better off putting it away until it gets warmer!
What are your feelings about wearing white in the fall and winter? Please comment below!