Break The Rules: Wear White After Labor Day

September 8, 2012  |  
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Rules are set in place for a reason, they give us the structure and standards that allows us to determine the rights, wrongs, the dos and don’ts of the world. But when it comes to fashion, some rules are meant to be broken. And now that we have unofficially welcomed the fall season, the old adage “No White After Labor Day” happens to be one of those very rules we can actually forego. So if you’ve planned to put away those white jeans you loved during the spring and summer season, keep them out–you’ll be able to work them into fashionable outfits well into the fall season. One tip to remember: When embracing white after Labor Day, wear white garments that are of a heavier weight; stay away from linen and lightweight fabrics—this way you’ll still be seasonally appropriate.

Here are a few white garments you’ll love breaking the rules wearing….

"bcbg"Although reminiscent of a lab coat, this white a-line number is a super chic way to make a contemporary statement this fall.
BCBGMaxAzria Arelia A-Line Coat $298.00 lordandtaylor.com

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A pair of fit and flare flannel ivory pants will be a great fall contrast with all your favorite colors of the season.
Talbots Heritage Fit Flannel Slim & Flare Pants $25.59 talbots.com

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Cozy up this fall in an ivory sweater dress.
Christopher Fischer Ivory Cable Knit Sweater Dress $248.00 bluefly.com

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Corduroy is a great fabric for fall and perfect for keeping things seasonal while embracing a little white after Labor Day.
Ann Taylor Curvy Slim Corduroy Pants $78.00 anntaylor.com

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Ward off the brisk chill in this sleek ivory coat this season.
ZARA Fantasy Wool Jacquard Coat $129.00 zara.com

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Need a cute cocktail dress? Take a chic departure from black and opt for a white flirty number that’ll pair well with this season metallic trend.
Nasty Gal Mesh Skater Dress $48.00 nastygal.com

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Embrace you inner rock star with this statement making white faux fur jacket. Just be sure to stay away from anyone drinking red wine.
DKNY Faux Fur Jacket $295.00 net-a-porter.com

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For a mod flair, this cream mini will have you looking seasonally appropriate and cute.
Alice and Olivia Gabel Thin Band Mini Skirt $198.00 aliceandolivia.com

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Add a bit of edge to you looks after Labor Day with a slick white biker jacket.
Topshop Clean Biker Jacket $110.00 topshop.com

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  • gracie

    Most of these items seem overpriced, maybe am just too cheap!

  • NEEMA

    that is one stupid rule coz it doesn’t tell us when to start wearing white again so am assuming we are not meant to wear white at all year round only on labor day lol. As for me i wear what i want when i want as long as it is occasion appropriate i am good to go!

    • gracie

      January 1st to labor day

  • I really don’t have much white to wear anyway. Not sure why they came out with that anyway.

  • RahTruth

    I still think white after Labor Day is tacky. Maybe i’m just old fashioned like that….

  • jaimuziq

    I’m in Florida and most people wear white year round 🙂

  • Yokessm

    I was wearing white jeans and a white blouse with green gladiator sandals and my green purse, earrings and bangles yesterday. My co-worker tried to make a joke about it , and I just looked at her because she sounded stupid as hell, seriously I’m only supposed to wear white on labor day and no more? Girl boo!
    Nice article