Can You Wear White Shoes After Labor Day? Here's The Rule You Should Follow

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Despite popular belief and outdated fashion rules, wearing white clothes after Labor Day is totally acceptable. But another common question and misconception in the fashion industry is whether you can wear white shoes after Labor Day. The answer is simple: Yes, you can wear white in the fall, and any time of the year for that matter!

There's no doubt that white sneakers were a must-have staple for the summer, but you can definitely continue wearing them throughout the fall as your wardrobe gradually gets darker. Despite what the old fashion rules say, white shoes can be a wardrobe staple all year long, whether you're pairing them with a summer sun dress or winter leggings.

Wearing white has always been popular for the summer months because of its lighter weight, but some attribute wearing white in the early 20th century as a status symbol to stand out from drab city life, according to an article from TIME. But even Coco Chanel was known to have white as a year-round wardrobe color, so you who says you have to follow the rules?

I know my mom still religiously goes by this rule, but to me it's outdated — if you're asking me, you can wear whatever makes you and your outfit happy!

If you're still clueless about how to incorporate white in the middle of fall or winter, here's some stylish white shoes to give you some autumnal inspiration:

1. Platform Oxfords

Shelly's London Emma Platform Oxford, $120, Nordstorm

The platform heel on this oxford shoe gives it a modern twist.

2. Converse High Tops

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top, $55, Nike

They're a classic that I don't see going out of style anytime soon, so you can't go wrong with a pair of white high-top Converse even for the fall.

3. Python Boots

Matisse Caty Python Boot, $139, Nasty Gal

If you're not wanting to wear a stark-white pair of shoes, this ivory snakeskin boot is just what you need for fall.

4. Adidas Sneakers

Adidas Women's Black & White Superstar Sneakers, $80, Pascun

You might have seen everyone wearing these this summer, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to wear them into the cooler temperatures.

5. Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens 1460 White Patent Leather Boot, $80, Nordstrom Rack

If you're loving the popular '90s trends that are making their way back into this year's fashion, then you'll want to bring back Dr. Martens too.

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