1. There are no rules in fashion.
I am telling you now that it is perfectly acceptable to wear white after Labor Day, no matter the season. It is an old fashion rule, and if Coco Chanel herself wore white after Labor Day it is definitely not a rule I will be adhering to. While I am in the process of transitioning my wardrobe into fall fashion, I am OK with wearing white jeans, especially when the weather is still warm outside. There’s no denying that summer is still here! As long as it makes you feel good and you have a smile on your face, I say there is no problem with wearing it!
Let’s face it. Fall weather can be drab. There seems to be a connotation with wearing darker colors in the fall. I am absolutely obsessed with wine color tones and olive greens this season, but you won’t see me completely tossing out the whites in my wardrobe. Certainly I may wear white a bit less, but there’s nothing like fresh crisp white fabrics that seem to brighten my spirits even on a rainy day.
3. Every color can be worn all year.
If it looks great on you, wear it! There’s no reason why you should put away hot pink just because it feels like a summery color. The same thing goes with white. Not everyone looks great in earth tones and that’s totally ok! Wearing colors from your own color palette, even if it’s white, is a must do all year long.
4. Winter whites are beautiful.
Even though I may blend into the snow while wearing white in the winter months, it is definitely one of my favorite things to do. You don’t have to be a bride in the coming months in order to rock this color in style. There is nothing more elegant than a romantic soft white lace for an evening out and that can be done all year long if you want it to!
There are many ways to wear white in the fall and still be appropriately dress for fall weather. One of my favorite styling tips is mixing an edgy leather jacket or heavier fabric in with my whites. This not only brings a stunning contrast but keeps your outfit looking like you have fall on the mind. Some of my other favorite ways to wear white in the winter includes accessorizing with boots, hats, or scarves.
6. Feeling confident in what you wear is top priority.
Above all else, whatever you put on should be something that makes you feel great. Remember that confidence comes from within. If it’s wearing white all year long that makes you feel confidence, then please embrace it with a smile!
I’d love to hear from you! How do you feel about wearing white after Labor Day?
Photo Credit // Samantha Weissbach Photography