How To Wear White After Labor Day


In our opinion fashion rules are meant to be broken, which is why we’re big supporters of boldly busting out sequins in broad daylight and mixing prints with wild abandon (stripes and florals? Yes, please! Plaids and patterns? Why not?). The same theory applies to wearing white after Labor Day. The archaic notion of stashing away your white pieces the moment the air begins to cool is as outdated as Hypercolor T-shirts.

That said, there are a few tried-and-true guidelines to pulling off creamy hues in the fall and winter: Linen, seersucker and lightweight cotton are synonymous with summer and should therefore be relegated to the hottest months—they feel out of place and impractical during the rest of the year. Instead, opt for heavier textured fabrics (think cashmere, wool and twill) to keep your look seasonally appropriate. Here, 3 white-hot outfit ideas you can rock throughout autumn and beyond.

The Jeans

Emmanuelle Alt’s easy ensemble is proof positive that white jeans have earned their place in the wardrobe-staple hall of fame. An oversized chambray top and minimal accessories catapult the look into classic territory.

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Contrast Leather Backpack



The Capri Jean In White


Rag & Bone

Poudre Bonne Mine Glow Powder



Indigo Linen Ex-Boyfriend Shirt



Nataly Point-Toe Pumps


Barneys New York

Vades Belt In Black



The Jacket

A single white piece is all it takes to break up an otherwise monochromatic outfit. Plus, a moto jacket in any color other than the expected black feels unexpected and fresh.

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White Leather Biker Jacket



Square Sunglasses



Printed Cotton-Terry Sweatshirt



Wide-Leg Tailored Trousers



Dip-Dye Scarf



Brendan Slip On Sneakers


Rachel Zoe


Laugh in the face of conformity by embracing head-to-toe white—shoes included—for a truly statement-making effect. The slouchy silhouette is extra forgiving, so go ahead and swap that T-shirt for a bulkier knit to combat the cold.

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Printed Icons Pouch



Korene Pant



April Perforated Pump


Club Monaco

Tivona Jacket In Ivory



Oversized Round Sunglasses



Sequined T-Shirt


3.1 Phillip Lim