We all know the age old rule that you cannot wear white after Labor Day. But let’s face it, the best rules are meant to be broken!

While your mom might follow this rule, one fashion icon and socialite in particular did not! In the 1920s, French designer Coco Chanel was brave enough to ditch this silly rule and wore white whenever she wanted to. Chanel embraced the all white trend by wearing white from head to toe in suits all year round. So if Coco Chanel can wear white whenever she wants, then you can too!

Here are some ways that you can wear white after Labor Day:

  • All About The Fabrics – Light, essentially summery fabrics like white eyelet, linen, canvas, and seersucker will look out of place during the fall and winter seasons, so make sure you’re selecting white wool, denim, cashmere, fur, mohair, flannel, silk, and leather. These heavier white fabrics will feel perfectly in place during the cooler seasons by keeping you warm while looking luxurious in white.
  • White & Black – The white and black combination has always been classic. The pairings always look refined yet lively, even when the weather changes to gloomy and gray. So when in doubt wear white with black.
  • White Shoes – Wearing white sneakers is the perfect choice of shoes to wear in white after Labor Day. Not only will they keep your feet warm during the cool weather but they’ll feel comfortable while looking chic.
  • White Blazer – If you desire to wear some white all year round, invest in a white blazer in a material that is appropriate for all seasons. If you’re planning on wearing a white blazer in the fall, combine it with a black or gray turtleneck and skinny jeans, rather than a loose tank top and shorts you’ve been wearing with it in the summer. A white blazer will catch the attention of any outfit and look instantly stylish.
  • Try Off-White – Still a little bit apprehensive with dressing in full-on white? Instead try creams and other off-white shades to give you the same results as white but not as flashy.

Wearing white after Labor Day may seem like a risk, but it’s one we would hope you will take!