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Breaking The Don’t-Wear-White-After-Labor-Day Rule, Elegantly

We’re past Labor day. It essentially means, from the fashion world perspective, and by North Western standards, that wearing white attire is now a fashion faux pas.

It made sense back then, at the turn of the 20th century. Belonging to a class meant consciously excluding those that were deemed unfit, and following some class-related rules of propriety. White attire was leisurely and spoke of summer vacation indulgences, but after labor day, people needed to get back to work and to prepare for the colder months in darker attire.

Anyway, enough of the history. We love white. Crisp white, paired well, is elegantly sophisticated, and rules were made to be broken – a cliché statement but we didn’t know how to better put it. Moreover, we don’t all belong in the North West, and we love our freedom.

Here’s how white will transform your fall wardrobe to sophistication.

 

Follow Yakutti’s board Office Gorgeous in White – Women on Pinterest.

 

Get a white pencil skirt

It’s a wardrobe staple for the career driven woman, and you probably have one in black. Get one in white, or one in blocks of white and black, and you’ll effectively set your pencil apart.

 

A feminine blouse

A pussy-bow blouse, in silk crepe, cashmere, or chiffon, and in white, is all the feminine touch your work outfit needs.

 

Culottes

They are in vogue, and they look great in white. We recommend high-waisted slim fit culottes. See how to style them here.

 

An all-white tux

See our pins for inspiration. This is a must have for at least each high fashion event you have to attend each year.

 

A tunic dress or a dress shirt

It was fashion forward over the summer. We love how simply elegant a white dress shirt would look. Pair it with over the knee boots over the fall, and you’ll be all set. For warmer days, though, a pair of knee high gladiators will do. 

 

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