How To: Wear White AFTER Labor Day

I know, I know. It’s not quite Labor Day, but I started dreaming of fall weeks ago. Once August has come and gone, one of the most frequent style questions I hear is “Do I really have to stop wearing white??” The answer is NO! No, you do not. I’m a big advocate of wearing white pretty much year round. Will I be tucking my stark white denim into my snow boots? Probably not, but there are definitely ways to incorporate white into your wardrobe year round.

I’ve teamed-up with three other bloggers (Jen of Jenny in Jacquard, Sara of Glitter & Grace, and Tara of Mix and Match Fashion) to show you a few different ways you CAN wear white after Labor Day! Click here to check out all of the different ways we are wearing white!

White looks fresh in the fall, especially when paired with typical autumn colors like rust, pumpkin, navy, cognac, olive, etc.

J.Crew Tee / AG Denim / Steve Madden Heels (other colors here) / Cole Haan Bag (other colors on sale here & here) / Michael Kors Watch

I may be re-creating this look when I am cheering on the Illini from a local drinking establishment this fall!

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  1. 8.29.12

    Love this look – I’m like you and love to wear white year round! This is such a fun collaboration idea!! 🙂

  2. 8.29.12
    Elizabeth commented:

    Great outfit and LOVE the new tote! Even though the MK one was gorgeous, I think this is definitely an upgrade 🙂

  3. 8.29.12
    amy commented:

    I think this is such a great feature. Found you from over at Tara’s blog and I love it. Newest fan!

  4. 8.29.12
    Rachelle commented:

    I’m always so happy when I see someone else with Cole Haan, they make the best shoes and purses. great quality and classic. Love the outfit very classy as always


  5. 8.29.12
    Sara commented:

    Loooove this top and your new Cole Haan bag! 🙂

    Oh, and see you soon..

  6. 8.29.12
    Elizabeth-Anne commented:

    Love your new bag! I’ve been a nervous Nellie ever since your bag broke…I have the same one in cognac! I too love wearing white year around; it’s an amazing basic to build upon and should be celebrated and decorated!

  7. 8.29.12
    Sam B. commented:

    Yup. that new bag is a keeper!

  8. 8.29.12
    Sara B commented:

    Love your neutrals with the white jeans and so excited to be doing this project with you!! xo

  9. 8.29.12

    that J.crew tee is fab – love it with the white jeans! xo

  10. 8.29.12
    Carly commented:

    Yupppp – I almost bought the shirt…typical!

    xo, Carly

  11. 8.29.12
    Carly commented:

    Yup, I almost bought the tshirt. Typically.

    xo, Carly

  12. 8.29.12
    Lindsay commented:

    Love this collaboration. There is something about some white jeans that just makes a girl happy 🙂


  13. 8.29.12
    Nicole G commented:

    Love your outfit! So cute! That new bag is really nice~its a bummer your other bag broke, but your new one is really cute! May I ask, what size did you end up getting in the tee? With JC, you never know how their shirts will run. Have a great day!

  14. 8.29.12

    Love it! I need some white jeans STAT! So glad we’re doing this collab together! 🙂

  15. 8.29.12
    Amy commented:

    I love this whole outfit. I saw that this shirt is on sale at J.Crew, do you love it? Thinking about getting it. Great outfit 🙂


  16. 8.29.12
    Renie commented:

    Love it! I have the same shirt from J Crew but haven’t worn it yet. I had on white jeans the day I tried it on & bought it, and I thought it did look good together! Now I just need your shoes & bag 😉

  17. 8.29.12
    Agi commented:

    Love your outfit, especially your new bag. I’m glad we can wear white after labor day, especially since i recently purchase a white blazer and white pants.


  18. 8.29.12

    I’m always so scared to wear white in the fall. It’s not that I’m afraid of the old rule, I just always feel I look too summery. This post is great though, so thanks for the inspiration!

  19. 8.29.12
    Stephanie commented:

    Super cute outfit! I love those shoes! PS. I’d love it if you could come visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! 🙂


  20. 8.29.12
    leyla commented:

    i knew your heels looked familiar. i have the same pair in grey, but the brown is lovely as well. i love the chunky wooden heel. i’ve been trying to find the perfect white jeans for myself, but no luck. i like the your simple and effortless combination.


  21. 8.29.12
    Rachel commented:

    I just love how fresh and clean white pants look! Loving the new bag too. Very nice look

  22. 8.29.12
    AJ commented:

    I just added this top to my wishlist, I LOVE it! And great post about the white rule.


  23. 8.30.12
    Hallie commented:

    Totally need to re-create that look for tailgating. Love it! Can’t wait to see ya soon, lady!

  24. 8.30.12
    Stacey commented:

    You always have such fabulous pieces from J Crew!


  25. 9.2.12
    Blondie, Esq. commented:

    Love how you styled this look! And I’m with you: I wear white year round. 🙂

  26. 9.4.12
    Christina Storm commented:

    Love this look! The colors and styling are great!! Love your blog!

  27. 10.2.12
    Amy commented:

    I love this entire look! Great shoes!


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