This article was originally published on BLAC Detroit.

Fall is upon us, and every year without fail one question is hotly debated in the world of the fashionable; “Can I wear white after Labor Day?”

We’ve all heard the rule that once Labor Day arrives, you should be packing up your white clothes. But why? What person made that up and who died to make them the Fall Fashion Pope? With little to no explanation on why this weird rule ever existed, these days stylish people everywhere are choosing to defy the status quo and keep their white fashions on display in their closet all year around.

Instead of wondering “Can I?” when it comes to wearing white after the first week of September, maybe ask “How Do I?”  We have the answer here at BLAC–  here are the top 5 ways to stunt in your white! 

Classic white Button-Up 


You can never go wrong with a crisp white button up paired with some casual slacks or jeans. white button-ups aren’t just for pant suits in the boardroom anymore, they’re perfect for dinner with friends, or a PTA meeting at your kid’s school. 

See how Kimberly Dobine of Posh and Popular, paired hers with lime green colored slacks and casual Gucci sneakers. 

(Via @kimberlymdobine)

White Pants

If you’re a little on the adventurous side, a pair of white pants (or jeans) are golden. You can easily pair your trousers with colors such as browns, burgundies and dark oranges or even greens to help transition white into a new season. 

Take a look at The Dress Up, a pair of white slacks coupled with a black blazer and blue button up. This look can easily go from the workplace to happy hour with coworkers. 

(Via @thedressup_)

White Blazer

A simple, clean-cut white blazer is a must-have in your closet, it’s the perfect layer for many occasions. You can easily dress it up with a black dress and pumps or dress it down with boyfriend jeans and a graphic tee.  

Karen Brit Chick, on instagram, went with a street style look created with a t-shirt, joggers and sneakers. This look is perfect for running errands or a day of shopping at Neiman Marcus! 

(Via @karenbritchick)

White Sweater Dress

Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater dress? They’re comfy yet chic– and ideal for the chilly months! Pair one with your favorite fall Boots and you can’t go wrong no matter which way you’re stepping.

Emmalyn Love added a snake skin boot with her white dress and created a look that is perfect for a family gathering or fun orchard activities. 

(Via @emmalynlove_)

White boots

Boots and booties go hand in hand with fall! After the white sandals and toes trends of this summer, white boots are making their way to many closets and claiming their spot in many a stylist’s heart. You can pair it with denim jeans or a dress, and much like the white blazer, you can dress it up or down. 

Remember when it comes to your personal style, it’s okay to create your own rules and break all others! Rock your white, proudly! 

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