“No white after Labor Day” is a fashion rule we chose to stop following a long time ago. After all, summer seems to last into early October in the South — at least as far as the temperatures go. And not only do white jeans match everything, but they also add an elevated touch that blue denim often cannot. Today, we’ve pulled together four easy looks (all made with neutral pieces you likely already own) to showcase how to style white jeans post-Labor Day and transition them into early fall. Take a look!
How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day
White jeans we love
First things first: Good white jeans are hard to find. They’re often too thin and you’re worried about showing too much, or the fit is just not right. To help aid in the purchasing process, here are two pairs we stand behind. Madewell jeans are known for their comfortable and flattering fit, and these high-waisted skinny white jeans do not disappoint. They’re thick enough to keep you covered, yet stretchy enough to stay comfortable and last you through multiple seasons. For a trendier option, we’ve gone for this AG cropped pair with a distressed hem. AG is commonly found in locally owned boutiques, so look for them this weekend where you live. These are great for a more casual look or to show off your favorite booties once fall arrives.
• Find a nice selection of white jeans at Nashville and Memphis store Oak Hall HERE.
• And find more white jeans at Birmingham and Nashville store Gus Mayer HERE.
• And, Ann Mashburn, based in Atlanta, designs her own fab white jeans HERE.
For a casual look, we’ve opted for cropped white jeans paired with a simple t-shirt. You can wear whatever tee you’ve got in your closet, but we love this lavender option to nod to one of this year’s biggest comeback trends: tie-dye. Style these with a simple crossbody bag, your favorite sunnies (we love these aviators) and some white sneakers (like these Adidas) for easy, everyday wear.
• And, check out THIS CROSSBODY BAG from Southern accessories designer Ceri Hoover.
For a slightly dressier look, you can never go wrong pairing a chambray shirt, like this J.Crew option, with your go-to white jeans. Or switch it up a bit with a richly colored jewel-toned blouse, like this plum option, which will stylishly transition into fall and winter. Finish the look with some neutral heels or flats and the same crossbody bag.
• If you are looking for a classic chambray button-down without pockets (hard to find!) check out THIS ONE from Ann Mashburn ($175) and THIS ONE from Draper James ($68).
WEAR WITH BLACK
Another easy way to style white jeans after Labor Day is to pair them with black accessories. Here, we’re going for a fun black blouse with on-trend flared sleeves ($189), but any black blouse you have works great. Once the weather cools down or if you’re enjoying a night out, bring out your favorite black booties (we love this pointed-toe pair) and complete the ensemble with a printed bag, like this leopard crossbody, for an added touch of interest.
• And, if you’re looking for our all-time favorite leopard bag, check THIS ONE out from Ceri Hoover.
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CLASSIC FALL STYLE
You can still wear your white jeans as the leaves change, and now is the perfect time to invest in a luxurious cashmere sweater or good pair of fall and winter boots. For this look, pair your jeans with a fall-inspired cashmere turtleneck, tall warm, brown boots, simple gold earrings, and that same brown bag, because there’s nothing better than a versatile accessory.
• For our wear everyday gold earrings, no matter if we are fancy or casual, check THESE out from Judith Bright for $118.
And there you have it — four easy ways to make the most of your white jeans after Labor Day!
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