There are conflicting theories as to how the “no white after Labour Day” rule originated (the transition from warm to cool weather and proper fashion etiquette are the most popular theories). But why limit yourself? White is an incredibly versatile wardrobe staple, and can work with a wide range of skin tones, hair colours, and outfits year-round.
One could argue that the wonderful thing about fashion is that there are no rules. Fashion icon Coco Chanel was known to wear white year-round, and if Coco can do it, so can you. With Labour Day quickly approaching, try wearing white in a way that works for you. After all, rules are made to be broken.
Keep It Simple
Less if often more, so let your white outfit speak for itself. Keep your total number of clothing items to a minimum (think dresses, jumpers, or a simple pant/top combination). Then accessorize your white outfit with bold accessories and embellishments. Try a printed pump, a bright bracelet, or a bold lip.
Lay(er) it On Me
Combine a number of different items to create a layered look. Try mixing and matching various shades of white (cream, eggshell, 0ff-white), to create a cool and casual look.
Use texture to maximize your outfit intricacy without using colour. Combining white items that have different textures will encourage them to stand out, without screaming for attention. Try using pieces that have pleats, lace detail, unique cuts, ruffles, various fabric types, and draping.