It seems time that we settle this little debate one once and for all: while the idea of not wearing white after Labor Day has been around for more than a century, passed down from one generation to the next, I think it’s safe to say that it’s no longer relevant. For starters, take a look at all of the front-row fashion week invitees striding down the sidewalk last week in their stark white garb. Also, it must be noted that Coco Chanel herself wore white year round. And to top it off, it turns out that the rule was originally used to discriminate between social classes, and who are we to further promote fashion segregation?

With that settled, there are ways to make sure your bright whites look seasonally appropriate. For starters, spring for heavier fabrics, like this waffle textured jacket. Opt for other telltale signs of fall like closed toe pumps or boots, a structured handbag, or a darker lip color.  Accessories are actually a great way to start transitioning your wardrobe into fall while it’s still too warm to don your favorite chunky knits.

So until those first cool breezes begin to blow your way, embrace the indian summer and your brightest whites!

Get the look!

Jeans, Old Navy / Tank, Rag & Bone (Similar) / Jacket, Zara (Similar) / Shoes, Coach (Similar) / Jewelry, Stella and Dot / Bag, Mark and Graham
  1. 1
    kelsey | September 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

    this jacket is pure gorgeousness. if this is what wearing white is composed of, then i am on board
    ladies in navy

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | September 11, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Couldn’t agree more! I will be wearing white into fall in the form of sweaters and jackets.

  3. 3
    GapToothedGirl | September 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Love this look!!
    XOX, Gap.

  4. 4
    arielle | September 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    if it’s good enough for chanel, it’s good enough for me 🙂 I’m sold.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  5. 5
    Lily | September 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I am obsessed with this jacket, for ALL seasons! also, I’m sorry but didn’t you *just* have a baby? you look AMAZING!

    x Lily

    • Jen Pinkston | September 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Lily! You sure know just how to make a mom’s day 😉

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