Rocking White After Labor Day


Because in fashion, there are no rules.

by MONTANA MALFITANO    ★    OCT. 19, 2017

Because summer has drawn to a close, it is time to transition from our summer to winter wardrobes. The long standing fashion rule of “no white after labor day” is outdated, and it is time to put it to rest for good. This year, runway designers like Louis Vuitton and Prada have been incorporating white looks into their fall and winter fashion shows.

Here is your guide to styling white clothes and accessories as the weather gets colder.

White denim jackets

Photographer: Shayna Scott

Photographer: Shayna Scott


With denim pieces of all sorts being insanely trendy right now, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a style staple due to the season change. Feeling casual? Match an oversized white denim jacket with a pair of leggings and a bright baseball cap. For a dressier look, pair it with an all-black ensemble and accessorize accordingly.

All-white sneakers

A sleek white pair of sneakers is a great addition to any outfit. The comeback of the Adidas Stan Smiths is making them a huge trend right now. These simple kicks can be combined with almost any outfit whether you’re headed to a tailgate or attending a day of classes, making them an absolute essential.

White skinny jeans

White skinny jeans are a crucial wardrobe staple that shouldn’t be forgotten after the summer heat dies out. Why throw away something that will give you endless outfit possibilities? Pair them with denim jackets, chunky sweaters, riding boots or booties in the fall and you’ve turned your beloved summer bottoms into a winter must-have.

White skirts

Missguided White Wrap Over Skort: $35   Photographer: Brooke Ebert

Missguided White Wrap Over Skort: $35

Photographer: Brooke Ebert


Even as the brutal Syracuse winter approaches, you can still spot ‘Cuse girls heading to Harry’s and DJ’s in mini-skirts almost every night of the week. A white skirt adds brightness to any outfit and will help you stand out in the crowd of girls dressed in black. For a night out at the bars, try this wrap skirt from Missguided.

White sweater weather

Photographer: Brooke Ebert

Photographer: Brooke Ebert


Ah, the classic white sweater. Not only can a simple white top can be paired with almost anything, but it's also super comfy. A light flowy sweater is perfect for the “in-between” weather when it is not too hot or too cold. For the colder months, layer a white cable knit sweater under a vest or jacket.


Don’t let old school fashion rules hold back your style. As long as you rock what you’re wearing with confidence, rules do not apply.


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