How To Wear White After Labor Day

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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 The archaic notion of stashing away your white pieces the moment the air begins to cool is as outdated as Hypercolor T-shirts.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

$68

ASOS

The Capri Jean In White

$165

Rag & Bone

Poudre Bonne Mine Glow Powder

$50

Givenchy

Indigo Linen Ex-Boyfriend Shirt

$80

Madewell

Nataly Point-Toe Pumps

$295

Barneys New York

Vades Belt In Black

$147

IRO

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

$700

Topshop

Square Sunglasses

$360

Balenciaga

Printed Cotton-Terry Sweatshirt

$195

Sea

Wide-Leg Tailored Trousers

$712

Osman

Dip-Dye Scarf

$55

J.Crew

Brendan Slip On Sneakers

$235

Rachel Zoe

Head-To-Toe

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

$335

Kenzo

Korene Pant

$295

Theory

April Perforated Pump

$298

Club Monaco

Tivona Jacket In Ivory

$385

Theory

Oversized Round Sunglasses

$325

Prada

Sequined T-Shirt

$350

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