Photos by Bella Mente Photography // Styling by Kelly Saks
If you’re still abiding by the antiquated “fashion rule” of not wearing white after Labor Day, my guess is you’re the kind of person that also thinks you should wait 30 minutes before swimming after you eat. Kidding! (Not really.) In fashion there is only one rule – have fun! Nothing is more chic than a head-to-toe white look, and it is possible to pull off during the fall and winter months.
How to Wear White After Labor Day
The key? Warming up your makeup palette. A burgundy or wine colored lip is a big trend this season and can be worn day or night – if done right. I like Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #9, it stays on all day and won’t leave your lips crusty like other long-wear lipsticks. With a bold lip, the rest of your makeup should be very minimal to avoid looking like a vamp. Start off with clean skin. I’m loving the new Pore Refining Solutions Makeup by Clinique ($26). I received a sample before it hit stores this month and now use it daily. The “Instant Perfecting” foundation is oil-free and virtually erases your pores, leaving your skin with a satiny finish. Next, apply a plum or soft pink blush to the apples of your cheeks for a pretty flush, and slick your hair back into a pony or topknot. Finally, toss on your white ensemble and shun anyone who dares scold you for breaking the no white after Labor Day rule; they are clearly so last decade.
WHAT I WORE
ZARA Jacket & Clutch
Bebe Shoes (similar)
Accessories: Lola Sunnies, Loehmanns Earrings, Michael Kors Watch, Henri Bendel Bracelet
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