Labor Day White + 9 Ways to Wear White After Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2017

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For as long as I can remember, my mother instilled in me that white was NOT to be work after Labor Day. I never questioned her, but I often wondered why I couldn't wear my favorite white Mary Janes after the summer. Fast forward to 2017 and I am still hesitant to keep this color in my wardrobe once we reach the end of August. However, I made a promise to myself to step outside te box more often when it comes to my style which is why I'm sharing this all white ensemble with you all today!

Have you ever wondered where the "no white after Labor Day rule" originated? I must admit that I never thought about it until it was time to write this post. This fashion "rule" started in the early 1900s when only the wealthy could afford to wear white clothing during the "summer time," Memorial Day until the unofficial end of summer or Labor Day. Basically, white clothing was a social statement. These days this rule is scoffed at by many, including this girl!

Want to know how you can transition your bright whites from summer to fall? Try one of these ideas!
  • Pair your white skinnies with a darker colored floral top. 
  • Not a fan of bright whites? Opt for a shade of off-white or "winter white."
  • Layer for fave white summer dress under a moto jacket like this one or a denim jacket like mine for the perfect early fall look.
  • Make a white skirt more autumn appropriate by topping it with a chunky knit sweater.
  • A sweater over a white dress is my personal favorite way to extend an item's shelf life in my wardrobe.
  • A crisp, white blouse can be paired with pencil skirts for work or your favorite denim for a more casual look.
  • Heavier fabrics like cashmere and wool make this once taboo color seasonally acceptable.
  • White t-shirts will always look cool and chic under leather jackets. 
  • An all-white outfit can still work for the changing seasons if accessorized with the right outerwear and a bold red lip!


I don't know about you, but I cannot wait to incorporate more white into my wardrobe this fall and winter! It's definitely easier on the wallet to keep pieces in my wardrobe and make them work for the current season than hiding them in the back of my closet until next year. Style is all about personal choices as opposed to rules about colors and seasons. Do you wear white after Labor Day? Or do you put away your summer whites until next year? Let me know in the comments below!

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