White After Labor Day? Absolutely!

September 27, 2013

wear-white-1So, now that the temps are dropping and the leaves are falling, it’s time to start transitioning our summer wardrobe out and our fall/winter wardrobe in.  But don’t be too hasty to pack up all your white!  The time has never been so right to break this, “No white after Labor Day” rule!  I realize that some of you take this very seriously…perhaps the “NWALD” rule has been passed down by a favorite grandma, or perhaps you grew up in the South and will never be able to let this one go.  That’s ok, too.  I respect your loyalty.  But, for those who are ready to live on the edge, I say, “Go big or go home!” I’m leading the way, and have been spotted around town {very recently, I might add} wearing white in all of its fabulousness.   Here are a few tips to wear your white just right in Fredericksburg! 

  • Fall it up:  When wearing white in the fall, don’t pair it with summer colors.  Avoid wearing it with navy, pastels, and soft colors.  Very summer, indeed.  Instead, wear it with blacks, browns, greys, plaids, and jewel tones.  And, a secret tip:  one of the most glam ways to wear white in the fall is to pair it with off-whites and creams.  Oh, so fab! 
  • Shoes:  When transitioning your white pieces, avoid wearing them with summer shoes—sandals and flip flops.  Instead, wear flats, pumps, boots. 
  • Accessorize:  This is really important.  You have to pull your outfit together now more than ever.  The white piece needs to look like it belongs in your outfit, and sometimes this is best accomplished through your accessories.  I recently wore a white strapless peplum dress to my husband’s retirement ceremony from the USMC.  To make this dress work in September, I added a black skinny belt, and paired it with black pumps and jewelry.  I added a bright red satchel for color, and threw on a leather moto jacket in the evening.  It totally worked! 
  • Strut your stuff: If you’re gonna wear white after Labor Day, wear it with confidence and be bold! 

I’d love to hear from you!  Tell me if you will wear white this fall, and how!  For more fashion tips and daily posts, “like” us on facebook at www.facebook.com/yourfashionexpert or visit us on the web at www.yourfashionexpert.net.

Until next time, dress like you mean it!





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