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No white past Labor Day: it has made its appearance on the fashion “don’t” lists at one time or another. However, over the past few years, this faux pas has been reexamined and the white rule is officially debunked. I can agree that some looks do not seem to follow the changing seasons. Wearing white linen pants while the leaves are turning orange? It just seems inharmonious. But, with the right outfit, you don’t have to bid this beloved color adieu so soon.

Just look at this Fashionista. She manages to pull off a stark white mini dress, one that doesn’t scream summer, which can transition into your fall and school wardrobe. The dress features a touch of black in a geometric design, which tones down its brightness and creates an interesting addition to the otherwise solid outfit. To further emphasize the pattern, she cinches her waist with a black belt and finishes off with a pair of patent black pumps. Amongst an almost completely black and white ensemble, any addition of color would make an impression. In her case, she wears an oversized turquoise cocktail ring that gives just the right amount of pop. With her thoughtful color selections, she combines classic with fun and makes a perfect outfit for a girls’ night out.

So, how do you make this color fall friendly and not stuck in summer? Stray away from an all-over white by adding darker hues, such as a jewel tone sweater or a jacket in a deep neutral shade.

Hint: If you’re not quite ready to break this rule, add touches of white to your outfit through accessories. A thin belt or a patterned ivory scarf make small yet noticeable objections to the "No White After Labor Day" fashion myth.

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