Sep 4, 2014

How to wear white after Labor Day

Written by the amazing fashion contributor, Cami! 

For years we’ve been told wearing white after Labor Day is the ultimate fashion faux-pas…however, I would like to respectfully disagree.  Wearing white after Labor Day, when done correctly, is very chic and modern, and will set you apart.

The key to wearing white post-Labor Day is the material you choose.  During the summer months, white comes in linen, cotton, organza and other light-weight materials; after Labor Day, you should opt for chunky knits, wool or cashmere garments.

In the outfit above, I used white wool pants with a windowpane print and paired them with a black wool sweater.  To help the outfit pop, I added leopard-print ankle boots with a gold-heel detailing, a plum leather handbag and a black and grey felt fedora.  This would be the ideal outfit for a fall lunch with the ladies, or a trip to see the changing leaves.

You can take post-Labor Day white to the office.  In the outfit above, I paired a cream chunky cable-knit sweater with a cream wool skirt and a blue and green flannel button-up shirt.  To add another pop of color, I added some burgundy tights and beautiful brown leather riding boots along with a two-tone leather handbag.  To top off the outfit, I added a grey herringbone jacket. 

You could also make white work for a dressier occasion like a holiday party – in the outfit above, I have taken a cream cashmere/wool blend sweater paired it with a wool jacquard cream pencil skirt.  I added blue embellished t-strap pumps for a pop of color, along with a patent blush clutch. To top everything off, I have added a long sequined jacket.

So, be brave, buck the rules, set yourself apart, and dare to wear white!


Anonymous said...

just found your blog via it! great post :)

Shambray said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you found me on Instagram. I am following you know. I can't wait to follow along!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Those booties in that first look.... love! And that whole second look is amazing!! I definitely disagree about wearing white after Labor Day, I think it's a great idea! Happy Friday!

<3, Pamela

Shambray said...

White after Labor Day can totally be pulled off! Thanks for stopping by!

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