How to Transition White From Summer to Fall in 4 Easy Steps

Don’t pack away your whites just yet! Despite the fashion myth, you can wear this (traditionally) summer shade after Labor Day. Just be mindful of how you rock the achromatic hue. These simple styling tricks make transitioning white into fall a breeze. 

1. White Fashion: Cameron Diaz

Step 1: Ditch the sandals

What’s the simplest way to take white into fall? By switching up your footwear! If you’re rocking a pair of white jeans like Cameron Diaz here, ditch your summer sandals and slip into suede booties or closed-toe stilettos. 

2. White Fashion: Michelle Rodriguez

Step 2: Note the fabrics

That linen and lightweight cotton you lived in all July won’t cut it this fall. Turn white trousers into a cold weather staple by pairing something nubby, thick and totally cozy up top—just like Michelle Rodriquez in this heather grey sweatshirt.  

3. White Fashion: Eva Longoria

Step 3: Refrain from summer cuts

Avoid summer-esque cuts when donning fall whites. For example, strapless screams warm temps, so if you want to try a LWD (Little White Dress), for example, opt for one that’s cold weather appropriate with sleeves, or even cap sleeves a la Eva Longoria. 

4. White Fashion: Jennifer Lopez

Step 4: Mix colors

Turn white into a fall staple by mixing it with autumn-inspired jewel tones like burgundy, deep teal and bronze like Jennifer Lopez’s cute sweater here.