5 Ways to Wear White After Labor Day
We love tradition and etiquette more than most people we know, but just hear us out on this one. Call us crazy, but the time-honored custom of not wearing white after Labor Day now seems a bit outdated (if not a little archaic) to us. While we can agree that there’s a time and place for everything, we don’t see the sense in tossing out perfectly adequate white wardrobe staples simply because “that’s just the way things are done.” And let’s be honest, y’all—the turning of a date on the calendar does not mean that Southern weather is about to cooperate with our dreams of a brisk, early autumn. If there’s one thing Southerners have a knack for aside from our unwavering loyalty to tradition, it’s our ability to repurpose almost anything to fit our needs at the moment (think: Mason jars, household items, old bridesmaid dresses…just kidding), and our white wardrobe staples are no exception. While we’ll likely (and regretfully) be leaving our eyelet dresses and seersucker shorts along with the dog days of summer, we have to make a few exceptions on white pieces we can’t resist wearing after Labor Day comes and goes.
White Suede Jacket
As a rule of thumb when it comes to what’s appropriate to wear after Labor Day, we think that material speaks volumes over color. When it comes to leather and suede, you can get away with most any color that strikes your fancy all year long. We love this off-white drapey jacket that makes a perfect lightweight layering piece.
Buy It: $115; nordstrom.com
Forget whatever you’ve been told—we’ll be pairing our white skinnies with leather boots and chunky sweaters all year long. Unfortunately, it’s probably time to put your linen beach pants in hibernation for the winter, but we’ll give white denim a free pass.
Buy It: $59; nordstrom.com
We’re picturing these classic loafers with dark green corduroy skinnies for a timeless and chic fall outfit.
Buy It: $108.95; nordstrom.com
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A classic white shirtdress never goes out of style. We’re trading in our summertime espadrilles and pairing it instead with tall leather riding boots for a perfect transitional look.
Buy It: $32; asos.com
White Sleeveless Sweater
On the top of our list for most versatile fall items, a white sleeveless sweater will serve you well through the transitional season. Stay cool during the first days of fall with this sleeveless style, and throw on a drapey jacket in a contrasting color for cooler evenings.
Buy It: $69; nordstrom.com