Not A Fashion Blogger: 4 Secrets to Looking Chic in White This Fall

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You know I’m not a fashion blogger, but I can handle a simple change of seasons! Let’s dive into the most frequently asked question: Can you wear white after Labor Day?

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The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and it is starting to get cold. Fall is right around the corner!

What does this mean for your wardrobe? Well, you’ll need to trade in those summer dresses for more fall appropriate clothing like sweaters and jeans.

But there’s one thing that we all have trouble with: wearing white after Labor Day.


If you don’t know if you can or should wear white after labor day, you’re not alone. It doesn’t seem fair that we have to stop wearing our favorite color after a certain time of the year.

So we’re going to help with some tips on how to stay chic, while staying warm, this fall by transitioning your white pieces into autumn.

Here’s what we will cover in this post: the basics, do’s and don’t, plus outfit ideas for fall.

  1. The Basics – what colors go with white
  2. The do’s and don’ts of wearing white after Labor Day
  3. Tips for dressing up in the cooler weather months
  4. How to dress down in cooler weather
  5. Staples for fall outfits

The Basics- What Colors Go with White

  • Cream
  • Camel (tan)
  • Merlot (wine colored)
  • Black
  • Rust/Burnt Orange

The do’s and don’ts of wearing white after Labor DAY

First off, we know that the rule about wearing white after Labor Day has been debunked. It’s no longer applicable.

But, let’s make the best clothing choices by wearing seasonally appropriate options.


  • Wear white jeans
  • White pants
  • White Sweaters
  • White shirts


  • Skip the white tank top
  • Wear linen pants- they look too summery

Ideas for Dressing Up in Cooler Months

Pair white slacks with a dark colored silk button down.

Wear a pleated white midi skirt with a fitted sweater.

Fall colored dresses with boots or mules

Bring out the ivory, camel and olive colored sweater dresses.

How to dress down in cooler weather

Wear white jeans with a chunky merlot colored or camel sweater.

You can wear white on white, but throw on a cognac bootie.

Denim of any shade can be paired with sweaters and boots.

Staples for every fall outfit

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