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Gabrielle Union’s White Pants Prove You Shouldn’t Retire Your Summer Jeans Just Yet

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Although you're probably used to tucking away your summer clothes the very second that fall hits, Gabrielle Union's white pants will convince you to pause. Sure, white jeans are the definition of a breezy, summer afternoon, but the actor's latest look makes a strong case for transitioning them into cold-weather season. Yup, no white after Labor Day may be a rule worth breaking.

The actor was photographed in Los Angeles on Oct. 10 dressed in white, wide-leg trousers. Union, along with other celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Amber Heard, and Anna Kendrick, attended Porter magazine's "Incredible Women" Gala. Proceeds from the event benefitted Vital Voices, an organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting women in leadership roles.

Union's pants (which are custom-made by Isa) popped against her black double-buckle belt, proving crisp, white denim pairs perfectly with dark-wash separates. The 45-year-old paired the bottoms with a silky, button-down blouse and a wool Ferragamo trench coat for a fall-appropriate ensemble.

Union added lace-up leather boots by Frye and topped off the look with a By Far handle bag with olive-green embossing. As for hair and makeup, Union kept it things super minimal. She tucked her short, wavy bob behind her ears and opted for dewy, glowing skin.

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Union isn't the first major celebrity to break the outdated rule that bans all forms of white clothing after Labor Day. In fact, celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Claire Foy have demonstrated that the soft tone is ideal for just about any time of year. Swap out your dark-wash jeans for white denim, and pair them with a chunky knit or trendy sweatshirt. If you're looking to dress up, wear white pants with a slinky, lace tank top, a leather jacket, and pumps.

Regardless of how you choose to style them, white pants are likely the cold-weather basic you never knew you needed. Ahead, shop some of The Zoe Report's favorite white pants that you'll want to add to all of your cozy, fall ensembles.

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Fawcett Jean

Reformation

While you may be tempted to wear these high-rise jeans with your favorite summer sandals, try switching them out for animal-print ankle boots instead.

Curve Ridley High Waist Skinny Jeans In White

ASOS DESIGN

Form-fitting pants are basically begging to be worn with anything oversized. Pair these with a black bodysuit and a slouchy, colored cardigan for a fall-appropriate look.

Ankle Justine Trouser Jeans

Rag & Bone

While this pair does feature an edgy, raw hem, the pleated cut makes them that much more sophisticated. Plus, they're on sale for 50% off.

High Rise Stove Pipe In White

RE/DONE

If you're on the hunt for a vintage pair of jeans with a modern twist, look no further than RE/DONE. All denim on the site is created from vintage Levi's, and you're bound to find a pair that works for you.

Low Tide Flare Jeans

Free People

These jeans are low rise, totally flared, and definitely resemble your favorite pair from the early aughts. Retro-inspired denim looks great when worn with heeled booties or platforms.

High Rise Straight Leg Jeans

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

You'll love the baggy fit on these classic, straight-leg jeans. With a super-high waist, this pair is great for chunky sweaters and form-fitting t-shirts.