I’m participating in my first blog hop which is sponsored by the new collaborative blog I mentioned last week: The Blended Blog (name is a clickable link). Fifteen bloggers will be sharing how to transition their favorite summer wardrobe items into fall.
Today, I’m sharing about how to style white jeans for the fall. How many people follow the outdated rule stating that “you can’t wear white after Labor Day?” I was surprised to see how many people had strong reactions to it on a recent Facebook post. Personally, I tend to associate this rule more with shoes. This makes sense in areas of the country where the temperatures are starting to cool off to the point where ANY sandals would be silly to wear, not just white ones.
I also associate the rule more with types of fabrics than actual colors. I cannot imagine wearing a linen dress or pants in the fall. Linen is such a summery fabric that it would feel out of place in cooler temperatures.
However, white denim is a heavier fabric. It’s not as lightweight as a light cotton or linen so it is perfectly fine to wear them all year round. Here are some ideas of how to pull this look off.
Look number 1:
I love the nautical look, so this was a typical summer outfit for me. Navy tee, statement necklace and striped espadrilles (or white and silver sandals). Presto change-o… Make the short sleeved tee into a long sleeved one. I chose a white and navy stripe. Switch the espadrilles for navy sneakers and switch the statement necklace for a navy scarf. Or add a pop of color with a red scarf. Or try pattern mixing: stripe on stripe. Or go for a darker top. I added this black top with tiny white stripes. You could do a plain navy long sleeved tee, or even red. You could sub out the sneaker for black flats, pump or even a bootie. If it’s chilly where you live you could even start layering on a vest or a denim jacket to this look. You can also try a little pattern mixing. Here I added leopard print flats.
Look number 2:
Next up is another favorite look. I just adore grey with white. The cool tones help keep me cool in the heat of summer. This is a typical summer look:
The easiest way to change this look up is to add a black blazer and swap out the sandals for black pumps or flats. You can keep the statement necklace or you can add a scarf. You can either keep it monochrome with a white and black scarf.
Another idea is to add a jacket or cardigan with a print.
Look number 3:
Another look I wore this summer was this flowy tank, white jeans and white sandals. In fact I wore this look with flat white sandals, high heeled white sandals or black flat sandals.
You can still wear the tank as the temps cool off if you change the shoes to something close-toed and adding a longer flowy tank like this black one. You can keep the long silver tassel necklace or try a blingy pearl necklace.
Another obvious way to wear white jeans is to pair them with a long sleeved shirt like this black and white check.
And my last look for you is one of my favorites. I have really fallen in love with this chambray shirt. It is such a workhorse. You can add a puffer vest, or denim jacket, or navy blazer, or military vest/jacket. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you have gotten enough ideas to want to give white jeans a try this fall! Now hop on over to Shaunacey’s blog (clickable link) to see how she transitions maxi dresses into fall. She lives in Canada so I’m looking forward to her looks! I bet they are real-time! (I was sweating while shooting my looks! It’s still summer here!)