9 White Shoes To Wear After Labor Day Because The "No White" Rule Is Not One You Should Follow
Some might consider Labor Day the beginning of the fall fashion season while others don't really care at all and will continue to wear whatever they feel like wearing—white or not. If you're a believer in the latter, here are some white shoes to wear after Labor Day. If you're worried about that age-old rule that says you can't wear white after Labor Day, take what you know and throw it out the window. I mean, do you even know where that rule comes from!? Here's a quick summary.
According to Time, historians speculate that this rule was "invented" in the early 20th century when upper-class Americans would put away their expensive vacation wardrobe made up of white linen and Panama hats in exchange for fall's darker, heavier clothing. Those who weren't well-to-do decided to follow suit, because if they didn't, it'd be a dead giveaway that they weren't part of the "elite society." Sounds pretty, pretty stupid, no? In our day and age, where self-expression through style has become fairly liberal, it seems like a pretty outdated and silly rule now, IMHO.
Plus, even when that rule was current, Coco Chanel still wore white all year-round. What a boss b*tch. On that note, feel free to wear whatever you're vibin' on Labor Day this year, especially when it comes to your kicks. After getting some outfit inspo from my girl Jenn Im, I will definitely be rocking a pair of white shoes way past Labor Day.
If you've been looking for some white to rock on Labor Day this year, allow me to introduce you to a variety of shoes that can be an easily integrated into a variety of different outfits.
1. Chunky Heels
Whether it's a skater skirt or a knit cardigan, pull your ensemble together with a pair of chunky heels. Oh, and did I mention these heels are half off right now?! (Jeffery Campbell Nylon Mesh Sandals, $110, luisaviaroma.com)
If you're looking for a put-together comfy look, these platforms are a great option. (Windsor Smith Flatform Sandals, $101.38, theclutcher.com)
3. Stiletto High Heels
Pair these with boyfriend jeans for a relaxed look or pleather leggings for some nice fabric contrast. (White Stiletto High Heel Ankle Strap Sandals, $30.33, romwe.com)
4. Street Sneakers
This one is for all my fellow street style sistas. (Nike Air Max 90, $140.62, farfetch.com)
OK, seriously though. I'm in love. (Dr. Martens, 1461 PW 3-Eye Oxford, $110, urbanoutfitters.com)
6. Canvas Flats
Who's to say you can't wear summery florals in fall? (White Round Toe Florals Flat Shoes, $27.33, romwe.com)
Because I mean, you already know this summer staple is going to make its way into fall. (Birkenstock Arizona Sandal, $99.95, ae.com)
8. Open Heel Sandals
This cut screams fall. (Prada Chunky-Heel Halter-Strap Sandals, $750, barneys.com)
If it's still scorching outside in September wherever you are, these gladiators are perfect for those warm evenings. (Valentino Rock Stud Leather Sandals, $1,145, net-a-porter.com)