For some, wearing white after Labor Day is the equivalent of wearing a fur coat in front of PETA protestors…
Or is it? Back in the 1900’s, when the rule was originated, white clothing was made solely for the summer. The light color and airy fabric made it easier to stay cool during the summer heat. The rule was created as a subtle notion to pack up your summer clothes and get ready to transition into the Fall/Winter seasons.
After that, of course, fashion experts decided to come up with a way around the rule by suggesting “winter white” or cream as a substitute for white between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Listen, all white, off-white, cream, and egg shell – whatever you choose to name it, it’s nonetheless ALL THE SAME!
Ladies, it’s time to draw a line through this fashion faux pas because it is, in fact, a thing of the past! EGL is here to prove to you that Wearing White after Labor Day is Worth It!
# 1 Rock the White Trench
Don’t these white trench coats just put you in the mindset of Olivia Pope? These ultra-chic trench coats give off a powerful edge that still yields femininity. You can keep it uber casual, like Gigi Hadid, and pair it with some boyfriend jeans or super sleek, like Victoria Beckham, with a nice pair of palazzo pants.
# 2 Rock the White Pants
Talk about a breath of fresh air! White pants give you a crisp, clean look that compliments the wintery season!
# 3 Rock the White Fur
Baby if it’s cold outside, it’s only right to pull out the chinchilla…in all-white of course! Look abominably chic by pairing it some of your classic pieces – either a little black dress or some premium denim jeans.
# 4 Rock the White Dress
These ladies look fabulous in these all-white ensembles! Nina Richie is serving Ice Princess in this bodycon white sheath dress and floor-length cape. January Jones and Amy Adams also adorned a playful spin on the all-white sheath dress.
Want a quick start on snagging your winter white pieces? Here are some options…
From left to right: Zara Baggy Trousers, $40; Zara Sweatshirt, $50; Aldo Ibania Shoes, $140; Zara Denim Coat, $89.90/Zara Embroidered Hat, $13; Monki Tunic Dress, $45; Ego Peep Toe Boot, $46/Big Park Biker Jacket, $435; Max Mara Skirt, $635; Barbara Bui Boots, $165
Always remember the key to successfully rocking white after Labor Day is to learn to layer and accent it with subtle pops of color. Now that you know all of the Winter White tips and tricks feel free to rock it and share it with us! And don’t worry, you won’t be condemned to fashion purgatory if you break the “rules” a little.
How do you wear white after Labor Day? Let us know how you style in the comments below.
Written by Paris B. at www.inastylenearyou.com