It’s 2020, but many women still ask, Is it okay to wear white pants after Labor Day?
The short answer is Yes! The old No White Rule that we all used to live by is long dead and gone. White pants can look very stylish this time of year. It’s all about what kind you wear and what you wear them with. Here are 5 style tips for wearing white pants in the Fall.
1. Switch to Warm Tones
There are a million shades of white, and most summer pants are an icy, cool shade. Cool white looks fresh, energetic, and crisp, and gives a high contrast look. You can wear cool white summer pants mixed with fall pieces when it is still hot outside (for example, September in the Northern US), but bright white from top-to-bottom looks too summery for fall.
As the leaves begin to turn and the temperature drops, you’ll want to project a warmer, cozier look. In this case, you are better off to shift to off-white, ivory, or creamy-colored pants. These softer white shades work better, with traditional fall colors like rust, brown, green, plum, providing a lower contrast look
2. Wear Thicker White Pants
More important than the shade of white you wear after Labor Day is the weight and thickness of your white pants. Thin, lightweight white pants, such linen, are too flimsy for sweaters and layering. White denim jeans, white corduroy jeans ( like the ones above), or an off-white, lined pair of dress pants worn with a nice fall top.
3. Pair White Jeans with Fall Colors
To pull off white pants after Labor Day, you need a top that transition you from summer into you into fall. You can go with a solid colored top in a bold fall color like burgundy, a multi-colored top in fall shades ( Dark florals like the one above are excellent for this), or you can wear an off white top that has some fall colors in it. Don’t try to match your whites; it won’t work and looks too matchy-matchy.
4. Stay Away from White Shoes
White shoes look great with white pants in summer, but in Fall, lose something, even if it is a warm fall. The only exception might be white lace-up sneakers which are trendy year-round.
To ground your fall look, try a shoe or bootie in a light neutral shade like tan, taupe, or brown. Black can also work if you have some black in your top. Also, an animal print shoe in leopard or snakeskin, works really well.
5. Switch out Your Summer Tee for a Light Sweater
White Jeans and a great tee or pretty blouse are perfect in the summer but as you move into fall switch those out for a lightweight sweater.
6. Accent With Fall Accessories
6. Incorporate Texture into Your Outfit
Textures like tweed, suede, and leather will instantly make an outfit more fall-like. The easiest place to find these are in your footwear and accessories.
For example, if you have a dark floral top, pull out the fall floral colors and add fall colored tweed bag or soft leather jacket. Suede booties and shoes are popular and a great way to add texture and weight and make white pants look more appropriate for Autumn. Even just all black and white with white jeans is a classy, timeless look.
Now you know how to wear white pants in Autumn, here’s how to transition a white dress into fall.