As we close in on the unofficial end of summer and gearing up for Labor Day festivities, I always think of one of those antiquated fashion rules. Can you wear white after Labor Day?
I have always been a believer that white is a true neutral and can be used all year round with appropriate styling. However, if you fall into a different school of thinking, first of all, you’re wrong. This is 2020, wear what you want, when you want. Here are three outfit ideas for taking your little white dress and making it all-season approved.
My white dress is an oldie but a goodie from express. It is double layered to combat sheerness that you can often get with white dresses, and the ruching adds even more coverage.
This one is long gone on the website, but here are a few others at a steal:
Venus $20 MY PICK!, Windsor $35, Wal-Mart $9
I Put A Spell On You
This first option is moody as heck and guaranteed to get you into the fall spirit. It is not for the faint of heart as it takes boatloads of confidence to pull off this floor-length sheer duster. (Ooooooo witchy woman)
I got this particular piece from Amazon in preparation for our family trip to Italy as a light layer in the mild temperatures. Click here for this $22 beauty!
In order to keep this look casual and not completely over the top, I went with simple patterns slip on sandals. If you really wanted to turn heads you could pair some beehive boots with this book at some point too. Yowza!
Fall Flower Child
You already know how I feel about a good kimono. This is a great last ditch effort to work through my summer colors before the season passes us by. I love pairing slouchy items with something fitted because it keeps things both sexy and romantic.
FYI – this is ANOTHER Amazon find – only $17 and you can get it in two days!
Since we are getting into cooler temperatures, I shied away from fun, bright colored shoes as hard as it was and went with neutral nude heels instead. Trust me, I already miss color blocking and bold combinations!
Ready For Anything
I’ve decided that this will be my fall uniform. Everyone has or should have a great plaid flannel in their closet. Any color and any length will do. I could have let the shirt hang open as well, but tying it up emphasized my waist line and made me feel more put together with structure.
I’m always looking for new ways to wear the flannel shirts in my closet that help them feel less seasonal or theme-y. As I mentioned in the culotte jumpsuit article, always be thinking about untraditional ways to layer versus your standard cardigan or blazer.
You’ve already been introduced to my favorite slip on black sneakers – perfect for everyone’s favorite fall activities. I have been wearing my sandals non-stop because I know the window of opportunity is closing quickly. However, low profile sneakers are a must as we transition into fall.
I finished this fall ensemble with a grey wool wide brim fedora by New Era Cap. I did’t love the sides rolled up as it came so I just flipped them over for this chic final look.
All in all – don’t be so quick to pack up your summer apparel. Stretch your seasons with layers, playing with color contrast and mixing and matching your favorite cross-seasonal basics.
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