White Out

For some, Labor Day signals that it’s time to retire the white attire and make way for the moodier hues. Far be it from us to judge someone on their personal sartorial rules, but in this case, we’ll respectfully disagree. Clean, classic, and always chic, white is simply too pretty to be sidelined—especially when the pieces in question are as beautiful as the above look from Alexis’s fall/winter line (both of which are available from Naples’s Marissa Collections). Here are some of our favorite white-after-Labor-Day looks sure to inspire both rule-breakers and those with more conservative September-to-May closets:

Regardless of one’s feelings about the Labor Day rule, a fabulous white (or off-white) top is a year-round wardrobe staple. Some of our favorites right now include (clockwise from top left): Jordyn Lace Trim Top by Alexis available from Marissa Collections; Chunky Knit Sweater with Pearls by Simone Rocha available from Hampden in Charleston, South Carolina; Claudelle Blouse by Ulla Johnson available from Beanie + Cecil in Wilmington, North Carolina; BCBG Henre Cropped Blazer available from Duchess M in Alexandria, Virginia.

Even if you tend to dress darker throughout the fall and winter seasons, every once in a while you need to lighten up, and these pieces deserve a post-Labor Day pass: The Row cropped jeans available from Capitol in Charlotte; Emma skirt by Stella McCartney available from Neapolitan Collection in Chicago; Bouchra Jarrar contrast trim shift dress available from Capitol in Charlotte.

We’re all about enlisting help from the experts, so when Charlotte-based stylist Erica Hanks recently posted some of her favorite white-after-Labor-Day looks on her website—including the gorgeous Dorothee Schumacher raw-edge dress coat shown above—we took notice. See the rest of her chic picks here. Another cozy white piece we’re loving: the Stella McCartney one-shoulder knit dress shown above, right, available from Neapolitan Collection.

If you’re looking for a low-risk way in which to bend the rules, accessories are always a good way to go. The stunning Pomellato Victoria White Agate earrings from Chattanooga’s Amanda Pinson and Alexander McQueen handbag available from Marissa Collections would be perfect for those thinking about taking the white-post-Labor-Day plunge.