So here we are again… summer is over and Labor Day has come and gone. Have you put away all your white pants, skirts and jackets yet, or can you wear white pants after labor day, for example?
The answer is it depends on where you live. There is a strong rule we have all grown up with, “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, you are good to keep wearing your summer whites!
- If you live on the Upper East Coast, Mid-West, or any area with a colder climate, you need to put away any summer whites ( whites in light airy materials like thin cottons and linen), but you can still wear white in more year round fabrics. For example, white blouses are great year round.
- Just team a white or off white shirt with fall colored pants in oxblood and some cool flat boots and you’re good to go.
- 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.
- Creamy whites look more fall/winter like than bright white. Pair a Winter white, or cream dress with black accessories to ground the white.
- A white wool coat always look stylish in fall/winter as does white corduroy pants.
- The bottom line is if you have to try to “make a white item work”, it is probably a summer white and it is better to put it away until it gets warmer!
What are your feelings on wearing white in the fall and winter? Please comment below!