We’re well into Fall with winter coming up fast. So, what do we do with the white dresses? Labor Day is long past, and we’ve all heard the fashion “don’t” about not wearing white after the holiday. Does that ring true for the modern woman, or is it a tale that grandma passed down, like don’t put your hat on the bed?
From rumblings in the fashion world, it sounds as though you can indeed wear pearl-hued outfits all year long but there are methods as you transition from one season to the next. Learn why we don’t wear white after Labor Day at https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/why-americans-don-t-wear-white-after-labor-day/5060464.html#:~:.
As with anything, however, fashion and style are subjective. How you see style, what you find comfortable and transitional, could be different than the next person. While you could say the fashion industry has its “ideologies,” there are exceptions to these guidelines. This is how people get confused.
Above any rule that could be created, the primary advice anyone can give is that you be who you are, comfortable in your skin, and content with what makes you an individual. If that means adopting the conventional methodologies, do that. If you want to fly fashion-free, do that.
How To Wear a White Dress into the Fall
Some of us are still waiting for the fall. While the month says it’s supposed to be cooler, those of us living in the south are whiling away the hot 90-degree weather waiting to enjoy our pumpkin spice Frosties and shop for White Dresses: The Mint Julep Boutique, where stylists will help pair these into a fall ensemble.
The pearl-hued outfit is no longer restricted to the spring and summer months. It’s a color with fabrics that can be dressed to look chic any time of the year for those who feel comfortable stepping outside that comfort zone.
Some people are traditionalists and won’t budge from what they believe to be a faux pas and they need to do what makes them feel comfortable as do you. The priority is feeling good in your skin, enjoying the clothes you buy, and being the individual you were meant to be.
Here are a few ways to transition those awesome white dresses from the spring and summer into the fall.
· Different shades and Textures
You don’t have to go out and buy new things when you’re transitioning your favorite summer pieces to the fall. That white t-shirt dress can easily go into fall with a faux leopard print jacket and tan booties with a wide leather belt to cinch the waist.
You can also wear all snowy but alternate the shades. Wear the same pure T-shirt dress with a bone denim jacket, a cream pair of your favorite brand sneakers, and a long strand of nude pearls. Click here for guidance on how to wear all white and keep it clean.
You can also take the dress to the office with a chic velvet blazer and shoes that make you comfortable in a rich, vibrant color.
· If you’re still on the edge
If you’re still out of your comfort level wearing white after Labor Day, you should ease into it with brilliant jewel tones that warm up the white boutique dress. You can add textured tights or leggings in warm colors with blazers or light jackets in deep fall colors like browns, burgundies, emerald, or navy.
If you try to pair this with tans or nudes, the white will wash these out making them look lighter. But this color deepens the darker colors making them more vibrant, drawing the attention away from the white and attracting the eye to the warm shades.
Boots or booties are a good look in the fall, not snow boots but casual or dressy, western, or unique and unusual boots.
· Prints are in
Prints are trendy at the moment, and these are a good way to wear white into the fall and winter without fully committing to the white after-Labor Day look. This might not be something you have left over from the summer, but it would be a good reason to go to the boutique.
Stylists there can help with the ideal white outfit with a fun pattern that works for the coming seasons. The prints most seen now are “snake, zebra, and cow.” According to those in the fashion know, these are “everywhere at the moment” meaning you can find something that strikes your fancy.
The thing to remember is don’t buy something simply because it’s the trend. Only get an item because you like the way it looks and feels. No one wants to make a purchase and have it hanging in their closet with tags six months down the road because they don’t have the nerve to wear it.
More classic patterns include leopard, polka dots, or striping. If you buy a print, keep the accessories minimal so the print remains the focus.
· An alternative
You might have a white jumpsuit to transition to the fall and winter. A great addition to the jumpsuit would be a great cream or tan turtleneck with a longer leather jacket as the weather gets cooler.
If you don’t have one, you can get to the boutique and find whites in either corduroy or denim materials that will go from fall to winter. These can go into early spring, but they might be too heavy for summer weather. Still, they’re a good staple for a core wardrobe.
Many of these transitions will require that you see the stylists at the boutique to add a few accessories to your favorite white summer dresses to help them transition into the cooler months.
That’s to be expected when you have a core wardrobe; you branch out from those pieces using other items that will take your favorites into any situation or occasion – or season.
If done right, you can change that beloved pearl-hued dress into a multitude of different outfits all of which make you comfortable, happy, and feeling good in your skin.
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