Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

by Jessica Braun Gervais | September 11th, 2014   

We’ve all heard the fashion faux pas before: no white after Labor Day! But rules are meant to be broken and those that cannot be broken, have exceptions. Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to dive into the dreariness that often comes along with fall and winter.

Even designer Victoria Beckham kept things light in color at this year’s Fashion Week.  And if Posh says white is in, then white is in. So don’t store your whites away just yet.

Victoria Beckham Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

While white may be an easy color to wear and style, it dose have it’s dilemmas.  Wearing too much white can be overpowering and even a little boring. Try a dress or top with a bit of print, such as the Blur Rose Print Dress from TopShop, to keep from being too bland.

W Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

Blazers are a great fall staple because they not only add a touch of professionalism to any outfit, they can also double as a light overcoat against a crisp autumn breeze.  Try a white blazer, such as ASOS Linen Longline Blazer to put some spring into your fall fashion.

WS Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

Pants are an easy way to incorporate color, or lack there of, into a wardrobe.  Try something with a classic style, such as the Trousers with Padded Pockets from Zara. Try pairing them with a deep purple or red blouse to give your outfit more of a fall feel.

W4 Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

You can never go wrong with a button up blouse to the office such as the Chiffon Blouse from H&M.  What something with a little more personality? Try the Tie-Front Chiffon Blouse from Forever 21 to add a little drama to your outfit.

WB Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

Don’t think you’re quite ready to embrace the color white after Labor Day? Try incorporating white by throwing on one of these accessories:

W7 Student Fashion: Wearing White at Work

Jazz up your foot wear with the Chic White Coppy Leather Pointed Toe Stiletto Heels or the Bertie Medorra Leather Gold Ballerina Pump.  Add add a pop of white to a colored blouse with the Python Print Faux Leather Bib Necklace or the Polka Dot Knit Infinty Scarf.  Draw in your waist with a white Braided Skinny Belt or pull the attention to you hair with a white Laced Headband.