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10 Rules For Wearing White After Labor Day

By Amy Bailey — September 07, 2017

Every year after Labor Day there’s the big debate – can you wear white after Labor Day? The answer is yes with some parameters. The old adage no white after Labor Day has taken a back seat to…well, practicality. With temperatures in the 90s and 80s across the country and the summer sun still shining bright, it is no wonder people are finally questioning this ‘old-fashioned’ idea. There are of course certain white fabrics that come off as too summery that you should retire for the season, but the actual color is one that can be worn throughout the year. At MyScoop we celebrate the liberation of our favorite color! Here are 10 rules on wearing white after Labor Day:

Shoes – Put the white shoes and white sandals away, but keep sporting the sneakers and if you feel bold rock some white leather boots or booties, this is a hot fall trend!

Rebecca Minkoff White Leather Booties from Saks Fifth Avenue

Rebecca Minkoff White Leather Booties from Saks Fifth Avenue

Skirts and Pants – If the fabric is linen or something very lightweight you have a few weeks of leeway after Labor Day to enjoy these easy, breezy comfortable pieces. Otherwise opt for white in a heavier fall fabric.

Yellow and white stripe shirt by FRNCH and white pants by FRNCH from Elitaire Boutique.

Shorts – It is time to put white shorts away.

Denim – White jeans can be worn by pairing them with a sweater, blue button down, or dark colored or tan blazer and of course throw on those boots or booties. This is an after Labor Day white you can have fun styling.

White denim looks great even in colder months.

White denim looks great even in colder months.

Eyelet and Seersucker РIt is time to let any eyelet or seersucker rest in peace until next spring.

Dresses – White dresses are still beautiful after Labor Day. In lightweight fabrics wear white dresses for a few weeks after Labor Day and begin to pair them with boots, booties, and closed toe shoes. In moderate weight fabrics begin to pair your white dress with a leather jacket and other fall accessories as the weather begins to get chilly. Then opt for a heavier duty fabric in winter white or ivory for colder months.

White dresses in the right fabrics are a stylish choice for after Labor Day. Pair this white lace dress with a leather jacket and you have a look that will last well into fall.

White dresses in the right fabrics are a stylish choice for after Labor Day. Pair this white lace dress with a leather jacket and boots and you have a look that will last well into fall.

White Blazer РA white blazer in a moderate weight fabric has a longer wear life during the year than other white pieces because it can act as an accessory for an outfit. Throw it on with jeans or over a jumpsuit as we go into fall and if it is made of a heavier fabric like tweed it will certainly make its way into winter.

A white blazer looks great in chillier weather.

A white blazer looks great in chillier weather.

White Coats – There is nothing prettier against a frozen winter backdrop than a beautiful white coat.

White Shirts and Blouses – Yes, anytime of year.

White blouse by Jessica Simpson from Belk

White blouse by Jessica Simpson from Belk

White Handbag – Yes unless it is straw, basket weave, or bright patent leather, you can carry your gorgeous white, off white or ivory bag in colder months.

Chloe 'Mini Drew' Crossbody Bag from Nordstrom

Chloe ‘Mini Drew’ Crossbody Bag from Nordstrom