Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rebel

Outfit on Left, Shirt, Necklace: JCrew Outlet (fancier version of the elephant available online), pants: Banana Republic, similar style here  Outfit on Right, Shirt: Gap, similar style here, Pants: Banana Republic, similar style here, Pearls: Ann Taylor, Shoes: TB

I'm rebelling against the "no white after Labor Day" rule.  (Even though I'm not sure how rebellious I can really look in pearls.)  The "no white shoes" is actually a year round rule in my book, because honestly, cute white shoes just don't exist.  Ask any high school marshall.  Have you ever been one?  Yeah, neither have I...but my sister has been, and I'm telling you...there are no cute white shoes to be found.  I love pairing white pants with a tee for a casual look and then dressing them up with an oxford and pearls.  And my all time favorite season to wear white pants is Christmas!

So what about you?  Do you put away the white pants come September?  Or do you rock them all year?

(I'm making an exception to my shoe rule.  These are pretty great...but I'd like to see another cute pair....)

Linking up here.

 

39 comments :

Megan said...

I don't own any white pants, but I love the pair you have on the left...they look comfy (comfy is my favorite).

Danielle said...

I have a pair of white linen pants that I will definitely be wearing after Labor Day! I am typically not a season fashion rule follower...speaking of rebelling! LOL!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love white pants, I wear them all year round, though especially in September because it's the beginning of spring here :) You look lovely!

PS As much as I love wearing them I'm always so worried that I'll drop something on them!

engquist said...

Amen and amen on everything you said about white! If I couldn't wear white after Labor Day, I'd have to go naked, because I just love it so much and would be out of clothes. And white shoes? They're gross. Your white trousers are charming and so versatile! Way to mix it up!

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Unknown said...

Its so funny you blogged about this because I came so close to buying white pants this weekend but decided against it because I couldn't decide if I agreed with this rule or not. I'm still undecided. My bigger worry though is that I'm pretty sure my 3 kids would destroy them before I left the house.

Unknown said...

(By the way, I dont know how to change unknown to my name! Its me, Emily Sampson :)

Katie said...

I love them and think you should keep wearing them as long as it is warm. I may just wear my today now!

Karen said...

I only own white shorts... oh and a long white skirt. But I wear the skirt after Labor Day all the time because it's so comfortable. I say wear whatever you want as long as you feel great (and you look great in both outfits too!)

Paige said...

I have always heard that white was allowed after labor day but I have never had the nerve...til now. It looks great!!!!

And rebelling with pearls just means you are rebelling in style!

smk053078 said...

I still can't rock the white pants because I am soooooo messy! ;) But totally agree with the white shoes thing...I don't think cute ones exist! Hope you are having a great week!!
xo
Shanna

rooth said...

All year round Ashley - equal opportunity spillage here!

Brave Brooke said...

I don't think that rule is fair for the south where it stays so hot through mid-October but I don't wear white usually after my sweaters are broken out. I do have a skirt that is "winter white" that Ill wear at Christmas time. I'm not a rebellious as you :) I will say I had roommates in Utah that wore a white tiered peasant skirt with furry boats in the snow. I almost fainted.

Leigh said...

I don't own white pants, but I can honestly say I would never put them away. They're just so fresh and clean looking!

Style Journey said...

You look adorable in both white pant outfits :)

White pants can definitely be worn year round, as long as they are not linen and paired with season appropriate colors.

Carla said...

I don't wear white pants.

I was a marshall in high school! I think the issue with white shoes is that they don't stay white, and they get scuff marks bad... but I think I've seen them pulled off. I like them because white goes with everything and black can make an outfit seem heavy in the winter (of course that's why we wear tan/beige/whatever), anyhow...

i like these http://www.thisnext.com/item/0736C2C3/Mossimo-Patty-Espadrilles

and i would totally rock these with perhaps the navy nautical something going on and red accents
http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&rlz=1C1AFAB_enUS482US483&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=6cQedSzkmTxDaM:&imgrefurl=http://www.discountwomensdressshoes.com/servlet/the-46277/White-Patent-Cork-Platform/Detail&imgurl=http://www.discountwomensdressshoes.com/images/Nana-1-White-Patent-Womens-Designer.jpg&w=1000&h=1000&ei=s1xHULz7AYSu9ASgpYBo&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=758&vpy=4&dur=2511&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=167&ty=58&sig=108080770154271253616&page=1&tbnh=92&tbnw=90&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0,i:128

Carla said...

I meant to say i don't always like black shoes in the summer... i gotta keep it light and fun, also white makes me look tanner--always a plus!

Brooklyn said...

believe it or not, but i've never owned a pair of white pants!? where have i been? i LOVE your flared whites!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i like your rebelness and i like your white pants outfit especially the wider leg linen looking ones!! they are beautiful on you

Tiffany said...

Love this Ashley! I wore a white shirt yesterday to work, and one of the men asked me, "Aren't you not allowed to wear white shirts after labor day?!" :) Then I told him the phrase is "white pants." I chuckled a little. I can't imagine not wearing a white shirt for half the year!.....Besides I think you know how to do it. Just don't follow the rules...wear white whenever you feel like it. It's not like we are going to jail if we do! ;) Have a great day!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You look gorgeous!!

Niki said...

Yesssss! I'm glad I'm not alone! I wear white year round, and I love white pants for fall and winter! You look great!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

White pants?

I'd rather die.

the fear.

Ashley, the fear.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

White pants are just too cute NOT to wear at Christmas time especially!

RoselyC said...

White pants are great;I don't have any but that is only because I know for a fact they would not stay white for the entire day. But I love how white pants look any time of year.

RoselyC said...

White pants are great;I don't have any but that is only because I know for a fact they would not stay white for the entire day. But I love how white pants look any time of year.

RoselyC said...

White pants are great;I don't have any but that is only because I know for a fact they would not stay white for the entire day. But I love how white pants look any time of year.

B said...

i def wear white pants year round. i think as long as you do it in a season appropriate way it works!

Kate said...

Love the dressed up version!! Loving that top as well! So great :)

Kate
theclassyblog.blogspot.com

Eve Naylor said...

White after Labor Day is totally allowed according to What Not To Wear. As long as the outfit doesn't scream SUMMER in the dead of Winter. --Also, you're adorable :)

Carlie said...

I'm bad at following color rules! I usually just wear whatever suits my fancy for the day! Ha ha

Liz Brown said...

I've never understood that Labor Day/white rule!

You go.

luvvleighb said...

You are totally pulling off the white pants look post labor day ;) And I just realized that I agree with you... I haven't ever had white shoes that I love... I own a pair of heels and I hate them lol... not stylish at all.

Theresa said...

White year round here! I never understoon that rule either. White goes with everything, so why wouldn't I want to wear it all year?

his little lady said...

i always thought the no white after labor day rule was lame. you are rockin' the rebel look, girl! love the second look!
xo TJ

Faith said...

that "don't wear white after labor day" rule is ridiculous. i'll like to meet that person and give them a piece of my mind. i'll be wearing mine whenever i feel the urge, thank you very much.

love your outfit, you rebel you.

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erica said...

Fabulous looks! I love the flared out white pants! Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

Emmy said...

Sadly I don't even own one pair of white pants. I really need to expand my wardrobe.

Jenny said...

I think those rules are silly anyway! You look great and I love how you added pearls to the second outfit...I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

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