White Denim After Labor Day

by Kristen Philipkoski

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite bloggers for lunch, Ann Colville Somma of Holier Than Now. Always looking effortlessly chic she was able to wear a pair white jeans by True Religion in September without looking summery. As you might remember I have a pair of white flared jeans, that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with since (a) they are white (b) I’m a mess (c) I’m easing myself back into the boot cut and (d) the San Francisco summer was too cold to wear anything summery.

The chunky sweater she’s wearing with layered tanks underneath, is a great way to update the boot cut a.k.a., the “skinny flare”, as you know, 5 years ago, when the boot cut was the standard, and volume had not yet hit the runways, most often one would wear a more fitted top, now a days it’s possible to combine the silhouettes. I love it.


  • Tami

    As much as I love the comfort of jeggings/skinnies, slim bootcut is my standard fave.

  • Christina of Profresh Style

    Great look on Ann! Love white flares-such a classic yet retro look!

  • Carrie

    I love it too. I’m wholeheartedly in favor of white denim after Labor Day and plan to do a post on it in the next couple weeks – I’ll totally link back to this for back up!! hehe

    She looks incredible and I love the chunky sweater over top.


  • 365fashionrehab

    I love white jeans all year long! I, too, am on the fence about the boot cut. Although a way more flattering style than the skinny I am just not sure I am ready for the return. Cute chunky sweater! Love, A

  • Jennine

    Tami, Oh yes, they’re the most flattering of all the jean tights!
    Carrie, Thanks! Yeah, where does the white after Labor Day come from? Does anyone actually do it?
    365Fashion… yeah, I know what you mean, they are way more flattering, but it’s really about finding a way to update the look.

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