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7 Ways to wear white after Labor Day

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Wearing white after Labor Day is the best fashion rule to break

Still following that silly style rule that says you can't wear white after Labor Day? Psh, we'll give you seven good reasons you absolutely should. Take a tip or two from these chic celebs!

1. Pair white with leather

Kim Kardashian white turtleneck tank


There's nothing that screams fall more than leather. So why not do as Kim Kardashian did and rock a white turtleneck tank (also very autumn-appropriate) with a pair of black leather pants? This outfit is perfect for late September or early October, when the weather's just starting to cool off and you don't quite need a jacket.

2. Sport some faux fur

Olivia Palermo fur vest

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There's no denying the fact that white is one of Olivia Palermo's favorite colors. The socialite and style icon wears it very well here, tossing a brown fur vest over the top of her wintery white suit. Not a fan of pantsuits? Try a white faux fur vest styled with a plain black long-sleeve top (a la Palermo), a pair of skinny jeans and some pointy-toe heels or suede boots.

3. Slip into white skinnies

Eva Longoria white skinny jeans


No need to tuck your white skinny jeans away for the winter. Instead, break them out on a cold day, and style them with a snuggly sweater like Eva Longoria's. To look a little less summery, opt for a sweater in a dark, jewel-toned color (think purple or navy).

4. Wear white accessories

Kylie Minogue white accessories


We love how Kylie Minogue accessorized her light brown leather jacket and casual skinnies with a simple white scarf and matching white handbag. It's a fresh, fun take on an otherwise typical fall look. Plus, it brightens up her entire ensemble in a novel way, which we heart.

5. Pick heavier fabrics

Jessica Alba head-to-toe white

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Despite its undeniable association with summer, white when worn in heavier fabrics, such as wool, is an extremely winter-friendly hue. Take Jessica Alba for instance. She's sporting a gorgeous, oversized white coat with white dress pants and a coordinating white top. Forget the flimsy silk shirts and cotton tees. This outfit isn't just warm — it's comfy and totally suitable for the season.

6. Rock a white graphic sweater

Lauren Conrad Ho! Ho! Ho! sweater

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In case you haven't noticed, graphic sweaters are seriously in for fall! Don't go with a cute knit in an expected color though — choose something that's light and fun and out of the box. We're digging Lauren Conrad's casual “Ho! Ho! Ho!” sweater. Dress it up with heels or keep it chill with flats.

7. Try off-white

Kate Middleton cream coat


Still a little bit wary of donning full-on white? Experiment with creams and other off-white shades to give you the same effect but not as bright. Kate Middleton looks stunning in this coat, right?

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