Is It Okay To Wear White Jeans After Labor Day? If I could have a dollar for every time I get this question… 🤪
Yes, it is TOTALLY OKAY to wear white jeans/pants/shoes after Labor Day. However, there is knack to doing it right.
The key is to be sure it looks intentional — not like you forgot to put your summer clothes away. Here’s my take on this fun, modern trend… updated for 2022! (A lot of these pictures are old, but I also added some new ones to represent current trends.)
7 Ways To Wear White Jeans After Labor Day
The “no white after Labor Day” rule is no more, and today we can feel free to rock the white well into the cooler months. Personally I love this trend. Wearing white jeans after Labor Day is a great way to look modern and hip without having to buy anything new.
Of course, there are a few tips and tricks to wearing white appropriately after Labor Day. You just have to style them with cold weather shoes, heavier fabrics, and seasonal colors. Here’s how.
#1. Pair white jeans with warm neutrals like tan and cognac.
Mother Hustler (29) // BR Factory sweater (S) // sandals
The scarf and boots keep this next look very fall. STYLE TIP: Update this look for 2022 with a more traditional plaid scarf like this one in the Black Dusty Ivory Light.
#2. Wear your white jeans with a grey tee or sweater and denim jacket. Optional: add a scarf! See more of this winter look HERE!
Mother denim (29) // Reformation sweater (S) // Marc Fisher boots (8) // denim jacket // similar scarf
Another way to wear a grey sweater with white jeans — a grey cardigan over a blush colored tee. This outfit from a few years ago could easily be updated with straight leg jeans and a higher shaft bootie.
white jeans // grey cardigans // light pink tee // grey booties
#3. You can even do white on white if the sweater is somewhat heavy and you wear booties or boots on the bottom.
white jeans // ivory cowl neck sweater // taupe boots // tote // sunnies
#4. Break out your military jacket and wear it with white jeans over a neutral tee or sweater. Pair it with booties or boots.
white jeans // grey t-shirt // taupe booties // military jackets
#5. Pair your white jeans with a fall color like rust or olive green, and throw a denim jacket on top. Wear ankle boots in a neutral color.
rust scoop neck tee (also at Zappo’s) // white jeans // jean jacket // taupe booties
#6. For a bold winter look, pair your white jeans with a heavy sweater in bright jewel tones.
white jeans // pink sweaters // grey booties
Or a fair isle sweater in bold colors is also gorgeous with white jeans. LOFT has some really pretty fair isle sweaters right now!
white jeans // fair isle sweater // grey booties
#7. And for winter, I love to pair my white jeans with a chunky knit in a gorgeous pastel.
lavender sweaters // white jeans // taupe booties
There’s no need to pack those white jeans away with your summer frocks. You can totally rock those white jeans into fall and even winter!
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56 thoughts on “How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day”
I never understood why we had to put the white jeans away, so I love this post. Will be buying one or two on clearance, fall here I come 🙂
I can’t wear white jeans ever because I will eventually get them stained in some form or another. But I do like the way you make them look great for Fall.
I Love That outfit you had displayed it looked very good together but I am a plus size but I think it would still look good on me I like that color too
I’ve always worn white all winter long!
Love these looks!
Living in AZ summer never really seems to end and I adore wearing my white jeans all year and can’t wait for “boot” season!
I totally agree! I plan on wearing my white skinny jeans tomorrow at school for staff development day!
I wore my white jeans after Labor Day for the first time ever last fall/ winter. I loved the look and will certainly be dong it again this year.
I’m so glad you posted this. I was wondering this weekend it I had to put my white jeans up. They are so comfortable. Thanks!
LOVE this post! I’ve shared it on Pinterest and Facebook. I feel so inspired…and relieved that I get to keep wearing a pair of my favorite jeans!! Thanks Jo-Lynne!
YAY! I love to hear that! 🙂
I love white jeans in the winter! Beautiful.
Hi Jo-Lynne! My name is Carrie and I just stumbled upon your site! I LOVE it and your style posts. I own and operate a Barber Lounge and have a major Passion for Fashion! Keep up the great job and if you’re ever in Canada (Toronto area) I’d love to go shopping with you!
Hi I am looking for the source store for lady #1’s clothes! I love the sweater!
Hi Amelia. I’m really not sure. That photo is all over Pinterest and it goes to many different source pages. I haven’t found the actual sweater, but my guess is it is a few seasons old and no longer available. It is cute, right? Great inspiration, but not sure the exact one is still out there.
Ironically, on my pin, someone commented that the poncho is this brand: http://www.massimodutti.com. I do believe it is from a prior season, as I scrolled thru their sweaters and didn’t see this exact one. They have some beauties though!
I agree and I wear my white jeans year round! Love all of this inspiration!
Doused In Pink
So much style inspiration for white jeans, great post!! Enjoy your weekend:)
Great inspo! I feel like that rule no longer holds.
Straight A Style
I’m kind of funny about white after Labor Day… but these looks totally convince me! So classy!
I can’t imagine not wearing white jeans after Labor Day. I love them too much! I’m glad we’re letting go of that silly rule. Love all these looks.
Thanks for all the great ideas on wearing white jeans after Labor Day. You’ve inspired me to pull out my boots and scarves and get to styling. Thanks for hosting the link up as well 🙂
Love all these looks for white jeans – great inspo!
I LOVE white jeans all the time & I need to pin all of these looks!!! Great style inspiration friend.
I can’t stand that rule either! I love white jeans and you did a great job showing us how to incorporate them into the cooler months.
I still need to get white jeans!!!! I love it with the gray.
Fridays Fashions link up
I love white & other neutrals paired together. Gray & white, like you posted here, as well as navy & white, camel & white, or black & white. My white jeans are crops, so they’ll go to the back of the closet when the weather cools down (probably not for another month at least in central Texas), but I have recently discovered off-white colored jeans. Talbots sells a skinny in “vanilla” which is divine, and Land’s End has a jean in the “chalk” color which reviewers report is a creamy off-white color. I don’t work for either of these companies, but have shopped at them both for years, so I plan to check these out.
This is one of my favorite posts of yours ever! I have a Stitch Fix box which is supposed to arrive today and my instructions were for tops which will take my white jeans into the fall and winter. I definitely plan on embracing this trend this year. Plus, My white cropped jeans will be great for wearing with tall boots and I plan to wear my regular white jeans with booties. This post has me so excited for fall!
LOL! I know, it’s ridiculous how excited I am for fall this year. Summer is my love, but it’s more hectic with every passing year, and I do get tired of the same old tops and shorts. Fall offers so much more variety.
White jeans and boots are the perfect pair. Love!
I love white jeans and I wear them year round. Well, except when watching a movie with my kids because they love sitting on my lap and love putting shoe stamps on them!
Ha. And buttery fingers, I bet! 🙂
I absolutely love wearing my white jeans year-round. They look fresh and crisp in the winter months too! Great inspiration.
Love the different looks! Great post!
Loved this session . I love my white jeans and now I know how to wear them all year.
Question…I noticed all had boots or booties. Could I wear enclosed flats in dark colors? I don’t like wearing boots that much.
Absolutely!! I think boots give it a more rugged look and offset the white, but definitely dark flats — leopard!? With a sweater, for sure!
Yay, YOU! And white jeans all year round.
Nordstroms has your size of Florence skinnies in Milk on sale right now, if you need another pair! 🙂
Great post! I’ve been seeing white jeans with fall outfits all over Pinterest and decided to keep mine out. I hope I can pull off a cute outfit!
Can’t. Wait to start getting e mails from you!!!!
I love white jeans and these outfits are all so cute! For some reason, I never feel like I can pull off wearing white jeans, though.
#3 yum! love your post. Anyone know the brand of THAT bag???
I do not. 🙁 Sorry!
Lots of great inspiration in this post! I have several pieces already to recreate similar looks.
LOVE wearing white jeans with sweaters and boots, I will have to also do my Hunters with them this winter! Especially love those first 2 pics!! 🙂
Oh and… I loved the post with the wine colored dress from ON, I ordered it when it was $15 and I love it so much I want them all!!! Thank you for all of the inspiration! 🙂 😀
So glad you like it!
I’m so glad to read that you also agree white can be worn during the winter months. I love wearing white all year round, worn the right way. Two thumbs up on today’s post! 👍🏻👍🏻
It is hard to wear heavy shoes or boots and a scarf when it is 85-90 outside after labor day.
If I ever have a place to go, I cannot wait to try one of these. I have all the pieces in my closet; I just have to remember – pair with white jeans for a different look. Thank you!
That pink sweater is BEAUTIFUL! Great post!
Awesome ideas for wearing our white jeans in the Fall If I didn’t do that, I’d never wear them because in the summer it’s way too HOT to wear heavy, long white denim! I also have 2 pairs of a more natural or off-white color and love wearing them with all the browns and rusts and golds. I also love the scarves you selected. Great job!!
I usually wear white jeans a ton in the summer, but this year, it was so hot, and with outdoor dining, I ended up wearing shorts more than jeans. I’m excited to wear them into fall.
Great now i know what to pack for my trip.
Loved this segment about wearing white after Labor Day!! Hoorah
Thank you for all the ways to dress with white! I live close too the beach, and the largest military base in the USA. Camp Lejeune. So I see all kinds of dress. I’m from the old school and just wanted to know.
These are all so cute ! Is there a cool season footwear option for white crops ? Or do those need to be packed away ? 😭
Booties look good with crops.