Dispelling the Myth of White Pants

It’s Labor Day! Hooray! Rather than bemoan the end of Summer Fridays and lazy weekend BBQ’s, let’s get excited about apple picking, leaves changing, romantic breezy nights, and the fact that we can keep on wearing our white pants right on in to winter.

You may think we have to call it quits on the white pants fairly soon – after all you know that pesky little “fashion rule” that decrees thou shalt never wear white after Labor Day? Well, it looks like it’s officially been tossed out the window. In fact, it seems today’s style set—including actresses, models, and bloggers, (myself included) will be tooling around in white way after the leaves start falling.

We still have a good 20 odd days so or so under our summer heated belts till summer officially ends, so why not continue the celebration?


SheInside vertical striped top // robert rodriguez white trouser, get a similar pair here //  mango leather jacket with leopard lining // oscar de la renta red laser-cut out sandals

White trousers are the sartorial equivalent of peach sorbet: a palette-cleansing piece with the ability to keep your everyday looks feeling crisp and clean. And Fall’s chicest pairing, the combination of black and white, makes it so clean and modern.

For this story, I paired these white pants with a striped graphic top. What makes black and white particularly enticing is the idea that it doesn’t require a great deal of commitment or cash—everyone has at least one solid black and one solid white piece in their closet, right? It’s a win-win.


White pants always look chic and fresh, wear them into fall with a pointy heel (especially in red), a cropped leather jacket, and jewel toned sweater. Come winter, try them with a pair of riding boots and a cream-colored turtleneck. Or pick up a wide leg pair and wear them with a cropped navy sweater.



jennifer zeuner choker chain necklace


What do you think, will you wear white pants after labor day? To me, they have no expiration date. Why not give it a try?

photos lydia hudgens

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