How to Continue Wearing White in the Fall

Hello dear friends! It’s Tip Tuesday and I have some awesome tips for you today! I’m sharing with you a skirt I scored for $16 at an end of the summer J.Crew sale – I’m all about those! The only problem was that I couldn’t wait to wear it and didn’t want to put it away for the fall/winter wardrobe switch. As I gazed into my closet and searched for ways to wear it while still embracing fall fashion, I found this lovely plaid shirt. I thought it was the perfect fit to bring a little fall to this otherwise summery skirt. Come to think of it, so did my beautiful friend Julianna over at Blush & Camo! I ended up being so glad I didn’t have to put away that summer white! Read on for three tips to wearing your summery whites this fall!


1. Pair it with fall pieces.

Adding articles of clothing that remind you of fall will immediately show that your look is fall ready. For me it was wearing plaid, but there are so many other things that represent fall fashion and would be perfect to throw in the mix. Here are some options you might try:

  • Boots
  • Flannels
  • Scarves
  • Fall colors
  • Sweaters
  • Vests
  • Cardigans
  • Ponchos
  • Fur
  • Leather
  • Leggings



2. Be creative.

There are so many ways to continue wearing your white clothing and shouldn’t be limited to a plaid top tucked into a white skirt like I showed. Have fun with it and play around with what looks best to you! Here are some other ideas I’d recommend to wear plaid:

  • Let it hang open with a tee underneath
  • Pair it with white jeans
  • Wear it over a dress
  • Tie your plaid shirt in a knot
  • Tie the shirt around your waist
  • Or ditch the plaid and try another fall piece like mentioned above!



3. Be bold.

This post is meant to be a how to, but let me remind you there are no real rules in fashion! Personal style is about what you want to wear, not what someone else tells you that you can get away with. Take these tips as an effort to challenge your thinking in how you wear white this fall and inspire you to try new things. Remember to make fearless choices and keep smiling with confidence! If you are bold and stay true to yourself, you’re bound to look beautiful!



P.S. If you’re coming to my blog because you were looking for me on Instagram, I do not know what has happened. For some reason my account has been disabled and I really hope I am able to get it back soon! Please feel free to leave me a comment here. I’d love to still connect with you and miss you very much!

Keep smiling!




Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. October 20, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Oooo I love love how you styled this. This gives me some great ideas for a white tulle skirt I just bought!

    • October 20, 2015 / 9:56 am

      Thank you and I bet your white tulle skirt is darling!! I’ve seen plaid done with a white tulle skirt before and it looks SO good!
      P.S. I love your knee socks! They make me want some candy corn right now! 😉

      Keep smiling!

  2. October 20, 2015 / 10:33 am

    Molly! I just went on IG and realized your account is gone! So here I am in my hotel in Italy Googling your blog so that I could find you and tell you I miss seeing your face 🙁 I hope you get your account back soon!

    • October 20, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Emily! This made me smile so much! I hope you are having the BEST time on your honeymoon! The photos on your blog look absolutely breathtaking! Such a fun experience I know you will cherish forever! I don’t know why my account is gone (definitely so sad), but I hope to be back soon!

      Keep smiling!

  3. October 20, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Oh Molly! I always love a good find. This J Crew Plaid shirt is so cute. Thanks for the tips on how to style summer white skirts as I have one from Anthro that I hardly wore past summer. Take care my friend!

    • October 20, 2015 / 11:48 am

      Thanks you for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the tips! I hope you are able to still wear your white skirt from Anthropology. I bet it is so cute! I would love to see how you style it! I’m sure you will look lovely as always!

      Keep smiling!

  4. October 20, 2015 / 11:33 am

    Aboslutely darling and SO informative!! What a great sale piece!! You look beautiful!!

    • October 20, 2015 / 11:54 am

      Thank you! I saw this skirt on major sale and I just had to snag it right up! I’m so glad you found the post informative! Much love my friend!

      Keep smiling!

  5. October 20, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    So perfect. I love wearing white year round too – this is a great way to wear this skirt into fall. And as usual, your photos are so darling. 🙂 How frustrating about IG – but glad to have you here!

    xx -Kim

    • October 20, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much for writing to me and for your kind words! The IG issue is a frustrating situation, but I will make the best of it whatever the outcome is! Can’t wait to see your fall and winter whites!

      Keep smiling!

  6. October 21, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Love this post! Great tips! You look adorable! I am so sad to hear about your IG account! I thought you deleted it!
    xo, Shell

    • October 21, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Aww no I wouldn’t do that! Thank you for your support!

      Keep smiling!

  7. October 27, 2015 / 12:43 am

    By far my fav look of yours Molly!! I really love the idea of still being able wear white in the fall. You definitely always have to make much use outta that white skirt regardless of the season:-) And you definitely nailed this look! Hope all is well:-).

    • November 2, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much Ela! You always have amazing looks and know how to extend white through the fall perfectly!

      Keep smiling!

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