White after Labor Day? While grandma might gasp in horror, we say yes wholeheartedly to some crisp whites and ivories in the fall. After all, it’s always fun to spice up your style with a tasteful dash of the unexpected. (Translate that to mean yes, you can wear white after Labor Day. But no, you cannot wear a slinky slip dress with no bra to a funeral. )
In that vein, it’s time to start thinking of the sartorial treasures that are sure to lighten and brighten your cool-weather wardrobe just as fall sets in.
White After Labor Day — How to Do It
Get flirty in a white sweater dress
Perhaps the most sensible option for the turn of temperature is a sweater dress. Practical for its warmth, the sweater dress is also highly flattering and a smidge sexy.
This Forever 21 Ribbed Button-Down Sweater Dress stands apart from its counterparts thanks to its self-tie belt and functional buttons. Wear it to the office and to dinner after.
Go romantic in a white ruffle top
There’s nothing like a little romance to shake things up, even if we’re only talking about your wardrobe here. This pretty Ruffle Wrap Top from Rachel Parcell is destined to do great things for your closet! It’s the perfect alternative to a simple tee when you’re feeling casual but don’t want to look too undone.
Add a pair of jeans and slip into some cute booties and you’re set for everything from errands to lunch with the ladies.
Dazzle in a chic white sweater
Talk about a dream. Is there any reason you wouldn’t want to wear white after setting eyes on this show-stopping Side Button Tunic Sweater from LOFT?
The perfect addition to your closet just in time for fall and winter, this tunic is just right for your favorite fleece leggings and knee-high boots. You can also pair it with jeans and sneakers for a more understated look.
Turn heads in a white jumpsuit
There’s no question that a sleeveless white jumpsuit has a decidedly summery vibe about it. But the more that you step outside of the box and try something new, the more you’ll find just how easy it is to transition the piece to other seasons.
This One-Shoulder Jumpsuit by Marina is the perfect example of such versatility. Strategically cut at the neck and shoulder, it bears some skin and features beautiful workmanship — making it just as elegant as your favorite evening gown. Add some gold jewelry and it’s the perfect uniform for your swanky holiday parties.
Step out fiercely in white boots
You may suffer some mega FOMO if you don’t get to know these Cliffs by White Mountain Daley Booties a little better before winter arrives. They’re so warm, cute, and stylish that it’s hard to imagine not wanting to wear them — even if it’s not really that cold outside.
The brand is renowned for its comfort footwear, but these also happen to be fashionable. Pull them on with leggings and a fitted blazer and you’ll look and feel as cozy as can be.