When it comes to fashion, I must say staunch rules seem to be fading. And more creativity and flexibility is happily filling that void. Take the old rule of No White After Labor Day. Take it and banish it from your mind. Say yes, instead, to White after Labor Day: Think pure white cottons in heavier twill weaves, and ivory wool.
Above, I wore a cotton shirtdress, a trending item for summer, and wore it on a cool day. My instinct was to grab a sweater, but I chose a furry headband instead. It is lighter than a sweater and keeps me just as warm. I added oxblood brogues and micro fishnets to give it an autumn vibe, and of course, a matching burgundy box bag.
Below I styled the same dress differently.
I added white booties, the big trend in footwear this season, but opted for my old ones with black patent toes. White booties in Manhattan will have a short shelf life, I surmise! I also closed what could be an open collar, on the shirtdress, with a statement necklace, and that also kept me warm. A sweater, denim jacket, or camo jacket would be great for a cooler day.
I did a polypore set to show more examples of White for Autumn. Check my polypore page for the links.
Because I like to shop small I am including other photos of some white and ivory looks that are lush for Autumn. Add rich cognacs for accessories, wood or bamboo sunnies, plaid capes… the sky is the limit.
Below a lace up dress from Pookie and Sebastian – $148
Ruffled Blouses for fall are great with denim in any color; remember you can still wear white denim, but put the shorts away unless you are in a sunny climate! Below a blouse from Posh Clothing Boutique, Georgia for $65.00.
BELOW, A CHIC PANTSUIT BY ALFRED ANGEL WHITE FROM PENNSYLVANIA. THIS IS $300.00, BUT SO ELEGANT ANND ON POINT.
BELOW, I AM LOVING THIS JUMPSUIT FOR $38.00! MAKE THIS A YEAR ROUND PIECE, BY WEARING IT AS IS IN THE SUMMER AND ADDING A STRIPED TEE UNDERNEATH FOR FALL PLUS A LEATHER MOTO JACKET. COOL BOOTIES WOULD LOOK GREAT TOO IN BLACK OR CAMEL TONES.
THESE ARE JUST A SAMPLING. DON’T FORGET WHITE SWEATERS WITH RICH CABLING DETAILS, COZY SWEATER DRESSES, AND CAPES. WHITE SHIRTINGS, WITH UNIQUE DETAILS ARE A STRONG TREND, AND A WINTER WHITE COAT IS ALWAYS CHIC. DO TRY TO SHOP SMALL AND LOCAL WHEN YOU CAN!
Enjoy these last days of summer; still warm in the day and crisp at night – my favorite weather! Do you wear white after Labor Day? Knowing my fashionistas here, I expect many yeses! Let me know!
thanks to @ali-morf for the two opening shots of me!