Labor Day marks the end of summer, and sadly, that means it’s almost time to put away those sandals and sundresses. Fortunately, there are a few summer pieces you don’t have to hide away just yet. We’ve picked two summer staples, white jeans and black shorts, that we think will effortlessly transition your look from summer into fall.
The question of white jeans always comes up around this time - can you wear them after Labor Day? We say absolutely! As long as your styling indicates the change in seasons, don’t let this ‘rule’ stop you. The key is to pair your white jeans with items that highlight some of fall’s main trends. We’ve chosen a chunky sweater, ankle booties, and a bold collar necklace. And don’t forget the wine-colored nail polish, of course!
The next transition piece we’ve chosen is a pair of black shorts. The key to wearing shorts into fall is the material and the color palette. Make sure your shorts are a heavier weight - a thick linen, wool, or cotton is good. It’s also important that the color is not too summery. Avoid lightweight shorts in pastel colors - you’ll have a hard time making them look seasonally appropriate.
Here we’ve gone with a black cotton and silk blend. We love the panels on the sides of these shorts - they add an element of trendiness and edge to the look. As with the white jeans, in order to make these shorts work for fall, we’ve paired them with some of the season’s biggest trends, a jewel-toned blouse and studded flats. This ensemble would also look great with tights and a blazer when the weather starts getting colder.