5 Ways to Wear White After Labor Day

Tips on how to wear white after labor day in fall and winter with 5 outfit ideas, along with tips and tricks from yesmissy.com

Tips and outfit ideas on how to wear white after labor day in the fall and winter

No white after labour day? Well that’s one fashion rule you can throw that rule out the window!

Wearing white is often associated with summer with its bright and airy feel. But I find it also pairs beautifully with the warm rich fall tones of the season, as well as complements darker colours to brighten up an outfit.

Wearing white during the fall and winter seasons seems to be a growing trend these last couple years. Whether it’s an all white look, or pairing your white pieces with more seasonally appropriate pieces, wearing white after labor day is no longer a fashion faux pas.

If you’re struggling wearing white after Labor Day, this post is for you! I’m sharing my best tips on how to wear white in the fall and winter along with 5 outfit ideas with some of my favourite white jeans, skirts, sweaters, and other pieces.

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How to Wear White After Labor Day 5 Ways

1. Monochrome pairings

I love the look of monochrome outfits, especially when it comes to white. Something about pairing white with ivory and cream tones looks so chic and elevated.

For this fall look I’ve paired a white satin skirt with this ivory fuzzy cardigan from SHEIN for the monochrome part of my outfit. Then added some nude fall tones for that seasonal touch with tan ankle boots and a wool fedora.

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2. Pairing white pieces with tan and neutrals

Wearing white jeans with tan and neutral colours are probably one of my favourite ways of wearing them in fall and winter. It’s a colour combination that you just can’t go wrong with.

For this fall look I’ve paired my favourite white jeans from EverNew with tan OTK boots from Goodnight Macaroon. These coveted boots have been on my wishlist for a number of months, and finally bought them during a recent 40% off sale! Their quality is fantastic and they’re so comfortable I can wear them all day long. These OTK boots are a total must have for the season. If you’re in the market for OTK boots, I’d highly recommend them! They are perfect all your fall and winter outfits from wearing them with jeans like this or with dresses and skirts as well.

This leopard cardigan from SHEIN is another a new fall piece for my wardrobe. It has a lightweight knit and is perfect for layering in the fall when the weather can be temperamental.

I’ve finished off the look by accessorizing with a black wool fedora and my LV nano, which I recently put back into circulation after sitting in my closet for quite a number of years.

Workwear OOTD - white shift dress and green trench coat, Zara shoes #Zara #fall #OOTD #Oufitinspiration
Outfit ideas on how to wear white after Labor Day

3. Wearing white pieces with deeper fall tones

A lot of “winter white outfits” have all white looks with a mix of light neutrals. But I wanted to show you that you can wear those white dresses which feel very summery, with dark, fall and winter colors as well.

Try pairing white with deep olive green, like I did here with this trench coat from EverNew, or with rich tones like navy, burgundy wine, or burnt orange to create a really gorgeous fall outfit that pops with a spot of white.

Fall OOTD: silk midi dress, pink cami and leather jacket. Fashion Blogger YesMissy. Outfit ideas on how to wear white after Labor Day

4. Style your white pieces with a leather jacket

Leather jackets are the great transition piece for fall and early winter. Not only is it a great for layering and adds a chic edge to any outfit, it complements white pieces like jeans, skirts, and dresses very well!

I transitioned this otherwise pretty summery outfit of my favourite white satin skirt and lace cami by simply adding this black leather moto jacket from Mackage. This leather jacket was a bit of an investment piece for me when I initially bought years ago, but being such a closet staple has made it worth it! Which really goes to show the timelessness of leather jackets.

Winter outfit ideas - long camel coat, sweater and white jeans. Outfit ideas on how to wear white in the winter!

5. Try to find balance in your outfit

Sometimes I find wearing whites in the cold weather season can look a little out of place. For example, wearing white jeans alone may feel like a little bit much, but pairing them with a long wool coat like this help tone down the brightness to help establish more balance in the look.

Hope this post got you a little more inspired on how to wear white after labor day! We shouldn’t have to restrict our colour choices to seasons, so have fun with it! Let me know which one of these looks where your favourite in the comments below!

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  • crystalsandcurls
    October 1, 2020

    Love all these outfit ideas, Eileen! xx

  • kathrineeldridge1
    October 3, 2020

    Yes to all of these looks! My fave is the white shorts with leopard. I wear white all year long!


    • Eileen
      October 3, 2020

      Thanks Kathrine! Same here! It’s way to much of a staple to not wear in the fall and winter months!

  • Miki Esme
    October 3, 2020

    Love them all, especially the first look!! Looking forward to many more to come
    Thanks for sharing

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  • alimackin2013
    October 3, 2020

    Ah yes I think that rule has been thrown out the window! Love these looks my favorite is the one with the leopard print sweater!

    Allie of

    • Eileen
      October 3, 2020

      Thanks so much Allie! It’s one of my faves too!

  • Shauna
    October 3, 2020

    Love these tips. I still wear white too straight into the fall too!



  • Mica
    October 3, 2020

    These are great outfit ideas – you wear white so well! I really should try wear it more often, it’s just hard to keep clean with my clumsy self and the kids and the dog, haha!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂

    • Eileen
      October 4, 2020

      Oh I know what you mean, I have a dog too and she just loves leaving little paw prints all over me! I used to almost never wear white, but over this summer I started to and now I’m hooked! Have a great weekend as well!

  • Nikki | The Ginger Diaries
    October 5, 2020

    I love how you styled these “winter whites”! Every outfit looks so effortless and chic to me! xo

  • shealennon
    October 5, 2020

    Ooh yes I’m all about breaking the “white after Labor Day” rule! These are all such great tips, and a reminder that I need to pair my leather jacket with white–I love that idea!

    • Eileen
      October 5, 2020

      Thanks Shealennon! Pairing a my leather jacket with white is one of my go to’s! Looks good every time!

  • Graceful Rags
    October 6, 2020

    So many great outfits!! That first monochrome look is especially stylish. I wore white jeans today and felt no shame about it!

    Miles of smiles,


    • Eileen
      October 6, 2020

      Thanks Grace! Agreed, I love white denim to much to wear it just in the summer!

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