Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

How to Wear White in the Fall and Winter Months

Posted by Liz Taylor Aug 28, 2014

Labor Day commemorates the end of our amazing Minnesota summer; although, the calendar tries to tell us a different story. Every year, I get the same burning question, “Can I wear white after Labor Day?”

It’s technically acceptable to wear white after Labor Day, but there is something about it that doesn’t feel right to me. Fall and winter typically consists of heavier fabrics and darker color palettes. I feel like there is such a large contrast between white pants or shoes that leaves your look appearing too dramatic (not to mention I’d hate to destroy my white pants and shoes in the mud or slush).

I personally plan on retiring the following white items until Memorial Day 2015: white shoes, white sundresses, white handbags and any linen clothing.

The following white items throughout the winter are great options: crisp white cotton shirts, any winter white, beige and cream pants or tops, nude shoes and clutch bags.

If you are going on a vacation to a warmer climate throughout the cold months and feel confident in your white jeans or other white articles of clothing, go ahead and wear them without a second thought. In my book, Etiquette is all about putting your best foot forward. If you feel confident in a particular outfit and it makes you feel and look good- go for it.  

Happy Labor Day and I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend with your family and friends!

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