Summer, sadly, is coming to an end. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Pack away your hot girl summer outfits and your vacation swimsuits and pull out your trench coats and puffers. The first day of fall is LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY *quiet sob* and Labor Day is just over a week from today.
What does this mean for your summer whites? Most importantly, can you wear white after Labor Day?
That whole “no white after Labor Day” gag is long gone. What we have now are winter whites, which are at times reused pieces from your summer white wardrobe. Here’s how you make the transition:
- Layer on top of your summer whites.
…and underneath too. You don’t need to get rid of those short sleeve white shirts. You may, however, want to throw on an undershirt for your base layer and a blazer on top (and maybe a trench on top too as we head to fall, thicker jacket for the winter).
Are you sad to pack away your favorite pair of white pants that are a little on the thin side? Don’t! Yet. Through fall and a little into winter, try wearing a closed toe pump (as opposed to the sandals I have on in the photos at the end of this article) and flesh-colored stockings or pantyhose. Put a thin layer of lotion on top of the hose so they don’t generate static and stick to your pants.
One of the only white items I actually recommend packing away are linen garments. No linen suits in the fall or winter please (unless you live in Miami I guess. Linen year round)!
- Add winter white-exclusive pieces.
One of my favorite coats is a snow white knee-length coat. It used to be my mom’s until she let me borrow it and never asked for it back.
Try to keep an eye out for some winter items that are white that you can use as the temperatures start to drop. Coats, scarves, gloves, and hats are all good places to start.
- Don’t be afraid of white on white.
I LOVE a good monochromatic look. Burgundy on burgundy. Black on black. red on red. White on white. If you have white pants or *gasping at the thought of cold weather on my knees* a white skirt or dress you’d like to wear, it is fine to pair those with a white overcoat or blazer and blouse. In the photo below I chose a white blouse and slacks with a taupe-colored cotton blend trench coat. If my white coat wasn’t packed away I might’ve chosen that instead to complete the full monochromatic look.
Hello, fall season. We’re ready for you.
Pictured below: Blouse (H&M, similar here and here); Trench Coat (H&M, similar here); Slacks (Zara, similar here); Heels(Aldo, here in Medium Beige and similar here); Apple Watch Band (here); Necklace (Sarah Rose Summers, here).