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How To: Wear White after Labor Day

Your mother probably gave you the following advice when you were young: Never wear white after Labor Day! The truth is that this fashion rule is a little outdated. White can be a great addition to any fall and winter wardrobe…when it’s done well. Read the following tips to learn how to wear white well past September.

wear white after labor day

Look for Heavier Fabrics

Sheer fabrics look too summery (and are too chilly!) for the cooler months. However, an oversized, white cable-knit sweater or cardigan is always in style and looks incredible with some casual skinny jeans and boots. It’s also super warm and cozy, which is our favorite part of fall fashion.

Opt for Cream Instead

A lot of people shy away from bright white as their summer tans begin to fade. The solution to this is to choose a warmer shade of white, like off-white or cream.

Accessorize with White

If you’re not brave enough to go all-over white in the cooler months, keep it to the accessories. Sunglasses, scarves, or handbags in white or off-white will really pop against the more subdued, darker fall shades.

It’s All about The Layers

By adding multiple layers to your outfit, you can introduce white to an ensemble without becoming a snowman. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: layers are the best way to add depth and interest to any outfit, so have fun with them!

Faux Fur

Faux fur is back again this season, especially when it comes to jackets and accessories. Since white is a natural color for fur anyway, it’s the perfect place to introduce white to your fall look. By keeping white to the trendier pieces in your closet, you’re keeping the investment low in case you change your mind next season.

Find the above pieces here:
Fat Face Lucky Cable Jumper / Rag and Bone Vessel Gathered Stretch Silk Blouse / BCBGMAXAZARIA Leighton Shoulder Bag / Reverse Knit Beret