Why You Should Wear White This Fall










sweater: bobeau via nordstrom {last worn here; similar here} | top: anthropologie {sold out; love this style} | jeans: jbrand | boots: joie {on sale w/ code “mainevent16“} | clutch: mindy mae’s market c/o | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | lips: ‘rebel’ by mac

Have you ever wondered where the ol’ “Don’t wear white after Labor Day” rule came from?

In case you haven’t had time, I Googled it for you. Some believe it began in the 1930’s as a division of upper and lower classes of society. The well-to-do folks only wore white in the Summer to differentiate their wardrobe from the other “drab” seasons. By the 1950’s, this “rule” had extended its influence on the middle class and “those savvy enough to learn all the rules increased their odds of earning a ticket into polite society.” My favorite reminder from this enlightening article is this:

Very rarely is there actually a functional reason for a fashion rule.

Don’t ever forget that! Rules that aren’t functional were born to be challenged. Which is why I think we’ve seen white-on-white after Labor Day become more and more “acceptable”–as if it ever wasn’t in our modern society. But still, all the more reason to disrupt the status quo if you’ve been unsure about why you were conforming in the first place.

I know I’m not the first, so please share your white Fall looks with me. Leave a link to your post in the comments. I’d love more ideas for extending my white jeans into winter. 🙂

Hope you’ve had a great Wednesday!

P.S. Don’t forget to shop the amazing Shopbop sale before Saturday! It’s one of my favorites of the year. Such a great time to get new fall items (like my sunglasses and boots) at a much lower price point! {Sale ends at Midnight PT on Friday, Oct. 14.}

Photos by AshleeBrooke.



  1. Natali says:

    This is such a fantastic cardigan and you’re looking beautiful and elegant in this perfect for Fall outfit!


    Posted October 13, 2016 | Reply
  2. Brian says:

    Great post. I’d heard the same thing about the origin of no white after Labor Day. But like you said, there is no functional reason for this “rule.” Great look and thanks for breaking the rules

    Posted October 17, 2016 | Reply