Happy Monday, friends, and welcome back to a new week! How was your weekend? We celebrated Mr. SP’s birthday and our nephew’s wedding…and welcomed my friends Val and Suzie to the house!
They’re here to shoot our next GxHSP Collection this week, and I can hardly wait to see these new pieces come to life! I’ll be posting sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes on my InstaStory all week, so you can follow along HERE if you’d like!
In a recent Dressing Room Diaries post I shared a slew of new Fall finds, and most of them I styled with white jeans. I love how fresh the colors of fall look against the crisp white. In fact, I love the colors of every season paired with my go-to white jeans, and wear them year-round!
But many of you asked about the old rule of ‘No White Jeans After Labor Day‘? Well I say it’s just that…an old rule! White jeans are a chic base, and more than okay for September and beyond.
The old adage of ‘no white after Labor Day’ actually stems from the wealthy elite in the early-19th century, and was more of a sign of privilege than etiquette. But for some asinine reason, the ‘rule’ stuck and continues to be challenged to this day!
But in fact, winter white, from shoes and outerwear to knits and even white pants, is chicer than ever. I’ve been wearing this exact pair of white jeans for five years (as evidenced HERE), and I still love them as much as I did the day I found them.
The mid-rise hits at the right spot to be flattering, but still cover all the lady bits. They have just enough thickness and stretch to provide support, and a comfortable fit. And finally, the pockets stay hidden, and they don’t break the bank!!
Fit Tip: Size down if in-between, I’m wearing a 25. I also had mine hemmed to ankle length.
I love this camel sweater and the tone-on-tone combo it creates with the white jeans. I do tend to keep my shoes lighter with white jeans in Fall, and choose taupe and leopard most often.
I could do a major outfit round-up on these leopard flats…they are hands-down my most-worn Fall shoe for the last two years!
Fit Tip: I find them true to size. They are a bit stiff at first wear, but relax quickly.
Another fun combo, I love this camo jacket and sneakers for Fall weekends. The jacket is incredible quality, and the perfect weight for transitional weather. The pink sweatshirt hood is removable, too.
Fit Tip: The jacket is a relaxed fit, I’m wearing an XS
Notice the cute heart necklace and heart hoop earrings? They’re from Kendra Scott’s new Fall Collection! Both are lightweight filigree, and go with everything.
I scored these sneakers during the NSale, and have worn them on repeat ever since. They’re super comfortable and the colors are Fall-friendly.
Fit Tip: I sized down half
And just for fun, here’s a similar combo that’s pretty much my Fall uniform.
So where do you stand on wearing white after Labor Day? Does it change your thinking knowing the origin of the ‘rule’? The only consideration I make is in regards to the fabric and climate, so I’ll leave eyelet and linen for the steamy Summer months…but white denim is a year-round wear for me!
*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling and rule-breaking are my own! Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*