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5 Ways to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

5 Ways to Wear White Jeans After Labor DayIf you grew up following the fashion rule “no white after Labor Day or before Easter,” you might be surprised to learn that it’s passé. This custom is a hold over from the days when wealthy people wore cool whites in the summer; like a lot of trends, it trickled down to people in the middle class who aspired to wealth. I love wearing white jeans with flowy tops in the summer, and I’m not ready to put them away just yet (it’s still summer in Houston anyway,) so I shopped my closet for five ways to wear white jeans after Labor Day.

You can transition your white jeans into fall with a few seasonal updates:

  • wear heavier knits
  • wear darker colors like burgundy, hunter green, and midnight blue
  • add animal print tops, belts, shoes, and scarves
  • layer, layer, layer!
  • bring out the booties that have languished in your closet all summer
  • wear suede, a great summer-into-fall fabric

The white jeans I’m wearing are from cabi, a woman’s clothing line sold at home shows and private appointments, from a couple of seasons ago and are no longer available. This pair from Talbots and this one from Kut from the Kloth are similar.

5 Ways to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

1. Pair a sleeveless top with suede fringe sandals; add a cardigan when it gets chilly.

Ginger and Cobblestone White Jeans After Labor Day

similar top, exact cardigan, exact sandals

2. Layer a cargo vest over a t-shirt – the leopard flats say “autumn” to me.Target Vest White Jeans After Labor Day

similar shirt, similar vest, exact shoes

3. A denim shirt is a classic with white jeans and booties or riding boots.

Waterfall Top Collage White Jeans After Labor Day

exact shirt, exact booties, similar boots

4. A long-sleeved shirt in a fall print looks pretty with leopard flats.Daisy Blouse White Jeans After Labor Day

exact shirt, exact shoes

5. A reversible wrap/poncho is perfect over a t-shirt, and the red booties are a fun accent.

Reversible Wrap White Jeans After Labor Day

similar shirt, exact wrap, similar brown booties, exact burgundy booties

What do you think about wearing white jeans after Labor Day? Shop your closet for tops, sweaters, vests, and jackets that will look great with white jeans as the temperatures get colder. For more ideas about how to wear white after Labor Day, click here.

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