"" Shop This: How To Wear White After Labor Day

Monday, September 1, 2014

How To Wear White After Labor Day

Well, August has come and gone, darn it.  As much as I hate the thought of Summer coming to a close, there will still be some warm weather heading our way. Which always presents a dressing dilemma.  How do we still stay cool and yet not look too summery?

My inspiration for today's post came from an article "Mr. Shop This" clipped for me. It was an interview with style guru, Tim Gunn. This is what he had to say about White after Labor Day.

Is it okay to wear white after Labor Day?
“Oh absolutely! All those rules need to go away. All of them, absolutely. In fact, winter white is stunning, it really is.”

What are some tips for wearing white after Labor Day?
“Don’t wear it with a crop top. I mean you can pair it with anything that’s appropriate. When I say appropriate, weather appropriate, it’s occasion appropriate and it’s age appropriate. I love white trench coats, they’re gorgeous.”  "I think that there’s nothing that a woman looks better in than a crisp white top, stunning."

For the rest of the interview click HERE

My Two Cents

The notion that we should all banish our white pieces to the back of the closet, after any certain date, is archaic.  I also think that Linen, seersucker and lightweight cotton are  really Summer fabrics.  Unless we are experiencing a heat wave, Fall begs for heavier fabrics with a little more texture.  And finally, I'm with Tim. Don't be afraid to break the rules!

Here: 11 White Hot Pieces That Will Take You From Now To Wow This Fall And Winter

Shop Blank NYC

ASOS Collection
As Tim Gunn says, a white trench is gorgeous and will pair with anything this Fall. Can you believe that this coat is way less than $100? See it on the runway at

ISSA Striped Silk Blouse
Of course, winter white is stunning throughout the year. Loving this feminine find with ruffles. Paring it as shown or with a pencil skirt is tres chic!

Halston Heritage Cutaway Coat
Now this looks like a Halston of a bygone era. This is how you wear head to toe white this Fall!

Wrap It Up Top
This just looks like a warm September day. The blouson at the waist may just cover what you want covered.  I know you are going to love the price and shirt tail  back hem at under $50.
Nasty Gal

Marios Schwab
Asymmetric Sleeve Cocktail Dress. Love this sophisticated sheath trimmed in very high fashion fringe. Perfect for Fall and Winter special events.
Style Bop

Donna Karan Puffer Vest
This two tone (black inserts on the sides) vest is just the right length to wear with skinny jeans or leggings. Love the look. In fact I adore anything Donna designs.
Donna Karan

Christian Louboutin
If you can afford the So Kate Boot, wear it wherever and whenever you want. Would love these with an all white coat.
Barney's New York

French Connection Color Block Jacket
What a crisp and cozy look. Perfect for Fall football games! Now on sale.

Helmut Lang
Sugar Moto Jacket
This fun jacket plays well with other white pieces or a pair of black jeans. It's a great jacket that happens to be on sale now.

Rachel Zoe
Shay Leather Jacket
Rachel has given the Moto jacket a feminine feel with her expert tailoring. This jacket gives warm weather clothing a Fall update.

Oversized White Blouse and Belt
I think we all can use a new white blouse with each new season. Or if yours is good, add a touch of black as in this large belt, and you have an instant update!
H and M

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