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How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

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.

how to wear white jeans for fallsimilar camel sweater // white jeans

#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.

Pink and Grey Outfit for Fall with White Skinny Jeans

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.

Wear your white jeans after Labor Day with chunky knits in shades of neutrals.

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.

Yes, you can wear white jeans after Labor Day!

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.

How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

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.

wear your white jeans after labor day and all winter long with cozy sweaters and boots

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!

How to Style a Fair Isle Sweater Outfit with White Jeans for Winter

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.

How to Wear White Jeans After Labor Day and All Winter Long!

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

  1. 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 🙂

    1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

    1. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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.
    xo
    Melissa

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

    1. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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! 🙂 😀

  13. 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! 👍🏻👍🏻

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!

    1. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. These are all so cute ! Is there a cool season footwear option for white crops ? Or do those need to be packed away ? 😭

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