Not too surprising for Chicago weather, we are experiencing a heat wave right now. And by heat wave, I mean highs in the 90s. You can imagine my dismay at how this impacts cozy fall fashion. While it is after Labor Day, this summer-looking outfit is actually totally fitting for the current weather.
With my white pants, I wore one of my favorite tops from Anthropologie. The pattern is a wonderful watercolor-like tunic with pockets (love!). I then added a belt to show some shape.
Bright yellow cut-out shoes were a nice pop of color against the white pants.
I had one more pop of color with my nails. The polish is DJ Play That Song by Essie. I did add glitter on each of my pointer fingers because, really, glitter just brightens nails, and the day in general.
My “I’m not really waxing and waning, I’m wearing white” outfit was complete!
Top: Anthropologie (approx $20 marked down from approx $60)
Pants: Banana Republic (gifted from my sister)
Shoes: Gap ($12 marked down from $40)
Belt: Ann Taylor ($13 marked down from $30)
Fashion Huntress tips
1) Oh, Anthropologie. Anthro is one of the few stores I walk in and literally love it all. What I don’t love about Anthro is the prices! However, their quality, I have found, is excellent. The pieces really hold up to wear and tear, and manage to look brand new. I generally go straight to their sale section, but it can still be pricey. I think the best time to go is when they have their big clearances. I find these times to be around the turn of the season sales.
I think Mod Cloth and Urban Outfitters can be good proxies for the type of clothing that Anthro carries, though Urban can be a bit ‘punk’ in comparison. Both options, however, have great price points, while not sacrificing quality at all.
2) I am someone who will wear white after Labor Day, especially when it’s almost 100 degrees in September. I think this outfit is a nice transitional outfit with the long sleeve tunic, so the white pants don’t look too out of place. You guys know my general rule is where what you love, which doesn’t leave too much room for any strict fashion rules. If you want to transition something through a season, most pieces can be transitioned. I’ve seen some great transitions of adding long sleeves under dresses, adding leggings, swapping out sandals for closed toed shoes, etc.
Readers, what do you think about wearing white after Labor Day? Do? Don’t? Who cares about “rules?”
Thanks for stopping by, readers!
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45 replies to “(not really) waxing and waning in white”
Such a timely post! I was just contemplating wearing a white skirt and then realized it was after Labor Day. But I totally agree with you- as long as you look good and feel good who cares about fashion “rules”- especially during a heat wave!
I totally agree! You have to wear what you love- despite “rules.” This definitely rings even more relevant during these crazy heat waves! xo
I think the “no white after Labor Day” is rather archaic. With the shift in our seasons it’s more “summer like” in September than in June, love your outfit, totally appropriate.
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I think you are totally right! It seems that the general consensus is that no one really cares about this ‘rule’ anymore, which is a relief! I’d hate to commit a fashion crime on my own blog!! 🙂
LOVE the neon flats!!
Thanks, girl! I love them too! They are even brighter than they look in the photo :)!
I say throw out those old rules…..wear what you want as long as you look “FABULOUS”. Great outfit…….I have a question for you…..how many pairs of shoes do you have?…..lol
HAHAHAA! This made me laugh out loud…umm, I find it’s best not to count. 🙂 BUT, I have gotten all of them on sale 😉 xo
wow you look great. love love the shoes.
Thanks!! Yes, I love them too. I can’t tell if I love the neon or the cutout best, but it’s a great combination!
Cute outfit. The top and neon shoe combo is nice.
Thank you! I like blending all different colors together. It’s so much easier than thinking about “matching” things! 🙂
Love your outfit, completely agree that white is fair game after Labor Day, and have to give you major props on the adorable belt that pulls it all together!! Stay cool, love 🙂
Thanks, love! I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t care too much about ‘rules!’ xo
I’m all about wearing white after labor day 😛 I love winter white!! The sky blue and neon look so good together!
Yes!! I need more winter white in my life. I’m still on the search for winter white cable sweaters. Tell me if you find any good ones in Chi somewhere!! 🙂
Love the shoes and your mani is very pretty!
Thank you!! When I’m really diligent, I get to painting them once a week…though lately that’s been a bit more difficult to maintain!
I’m jealous…really cold and miserable here! x
Seriously, it’s so hot and miserable here! Chicago has approximately 1-2 months a year of good weather! Oh well, we make it work, regardless, right? xo
I will most definitely be wearing White after Labor Day!
YAY! I love that people are on this bandwagon! I say we do away with the “rule” completely via the blogging world! 🙂
Count me in!
Love the bright yellow shoes!
Thank you! They are even brighter than the picture shoes- they are so fun to wear! 🙂 xo
lovely shoes ❤
thanks, girl! ❤ xo
Congrats for your awards (again !). XXX
Thank you! 🙂 Thanks for being so supportive- your blog is such an inspiration!!
Wow, that’s a huge compliment : Thank you so much ! XXX
🙂 of course!! xoxo
I am an avid supporter of wearing white after Labor Day. Your outfit looks cool and refreshing and I love the yellow flats.
It’s official. No one follows that rule anymore! Love it! And thank you 🙂 I’m making the best of our insane heat wave…
Thank you! I love them. I’m a total shoe fanatic 🙂 xo
The heat wave headed to Michigan today, I am not complaining though perfect outfit for that heat wave.
Hopefully, it’s on the way out of Chi! But either way, I’m still having fun with my summer/transition looks 🙂
Anthropologie is my favorite store. I love almost everything there but it is a little pricey. I always go to the sale rack too! I don’t follow those fashion rules and I wear white after Labor Day!
Yes, they have so many amazing things there! I always have to focus when I’m in there because I want everything in the store!!
Fab mani! DJ Play That Song is awesome and I like that you used your index finger for the accent nail
Thanks!! I’m glad you approve! I’m really trying to up my nail game these days 🙂
Lovely look! I am in love with your flats and your nails! 😉
Thank you! I’m wondering how I can incorporate those neon shoes into my fall clothes- I’m thinking with muted tones and then let the shoes be the stand out! 🙂
That sounds like a fantastic idea! I love using colors as a statement on an outfit! Make sure you share a picture of your final look! 😉
Will do!! 🙂