Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and, according to one of the oldest rules in fashion, this means we’re supposed to stop wearing white overnight.
One of many dress codes created by the wealthiest women of the 1880s, the “no white after Labor Day” rule aimed to showcase the difference between women of old money and new. However, by the ‘50s, this “rule” trickled down from high society down to the middle class, with white clothing becoming a very seasonable trend that was only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Frankly, we think it’s a load of crap.
Of course, we’re not ones to follow the rules. We think white could (and should) be worn year-round, as do many of the most fashion-forward brands and biggest fashion tastemakers of today.
With that said, we rounded up 17 must-have white accessories for fall that you could (and again, should) wear from September through May. From fall-appropriate boots to statement bags, sunnies, and more, these accessories can be paired with both your transitional jackets and your cozy sweaters.
So go ahead—break the rules. Click through the gallery, below, to check out our favorites.
Melissa, Pupila + Vitorino Campos Bag, $125, available at Melissa Shoes.
Archive, Mercer, $238, available at The Shoebox NYC.
Everlane, The Petra Backpack, $330, available at Everlane.
Furla, Metropolis Bag, $328, available at Furla.
Vanessa Mooney, The Decades White Pom Pom Earrings, $42, available at Vanessa Mooney.
ASOS, Minimal Drawstring Shoulder Bag With Detachable Strap, $40, available at ASOS.
Crescioni, Union Necklace in White, $285, available at Need Supply Co.
Anthropologie, Dreia Envelope Crossbody Bag, $48, available at Anthropologie.
Zara, Slingback Leather High Heel Shoes, $59.90, available at Zara.
LOQ, Villa, $325, available at Lisa Says Gah.
Aldo, Women’s MX, $80, available at Aldo.
Le Specs, The Last Lolita, $119, available at Le Specs.
Miista, Adrianne White Leather Boots, $340, available at Miista.
Opening Ceremony, Dalia Leather Heels, $325, available at Opening Ceremony.
Crap Eyewear, The Saloma Tropic, $58, available at Crap Eyewear.
3.1 Phillip Lim, Alix Circle Clutch, $395, available at Need Supply Co.
Topshop, Madonna Star Stud Clutch Bag, $48, available at Topshop.