10 Designer Fashions Perfect to Wear this Labor Day Weekend
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If you’re wondering what to wear this Labor Day weekend, our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of expert style tips and fashion inspiration, including luxury designer tops, bottoms, and dresses perfect for late summer fun.
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Labor Day kicks up a bittersweet feeling for us. It’s unofficially the last weekend of summer fun: sun-bathing, pools, and beaches (bitter). But it’s also the unofficial start of fall and all of the coziness that comes with it: boots, apple-picking, and your favorite hot beverages (sweet).
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Many of us who are celebrating with a party or one last weekend away may be wondering what to wear. That slinky slip dress that you wore to everything in July seems a little too summery but we’re not ready to lean into plaid flannels just yet.
Transitional dressing can be tricky but with a few key layering pieces, it’s easy to extend the life of your warm weather wardrobe a little longer. Alternatively, it’s also the perfect occasion to get something new that signals the start of fall but won’t leave you sweating because… it’s actually still pretty warm outside.
Ahead, we’ve curated 10 tops, bottoms and dresses perfect to debut this Labor Day weekend.
10 luxury designer fashions perfect for Labor Day weekend this year
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers so these stylish utility pants are a perfect choice. Crafted from twill, thoughtfully designed patch pockets and a feminine tie belt keep it chic and sophisticated.
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Trade in that summer maxi dress for this shirt dress silhouette instead. Embellished with colorful florals, it still strikes a sunny mood while long sleeves make it more September appropriate. As the days get chillier, layer on a cardigan and boots for a quintessential Fall look.
Navy and white stripes are a classic for American holidays. This casual dress is versatile enough for lounging around that last weekend at the beach house or a rooftop party in the city. Just add some statement jewelry.
The cropped and boxy shape of this workwear staple gives this denim jacket an extra cool factor. Throw it on over that summer dress that you didn’t get to wear nearly as much as you wanted to.
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Balloon sleeves and pink linen give this utilitarian silhouette an air of whimsicality and romance. Pair with sneakers if you’re going for a playful look or dress up with a heel.
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A swingy blouse with quarter sleeves is an effortless choice for those in-between seasons. This one is embellished with moody, vintage-inspired blooms that look great with denim shorts now and black jeans later.
It only makes sense that the denim skirt is back given that all things 90s and early aughts are cool again. This is one item we’re happy to see return. Subtly sexy, it makes any t-shirt look just a little more polished while still maintaining a laid back sensibility.
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In a warm autumnal ochre, this cut-out dress combines the best of both summer and fall seasons in one. The linen and cotton blend gives it a lightweight and breezy texture that will keep you comfortable in case it happens to be a scorcher.
Is it just us? We can’t get enough of all the iterations of two tone knits. It’s like getting two pieces in one and never having to choose between our favorite colors! This cropped cardigan has clean lines but plenty of character.
10. Bondi Born
Luxuriously draped, this viscose set features dramatic cocoon sleeves while embracing comfort with an adjustable drawstring waist. It may technically be loungewear but in this brilliant red, we have no qualms about wearing it out and about.
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what to wear this Labor Day weekend
That’s our take on what to wear this Labor Day weekend, drawing on some expert style tips and fashion inspiration, including luxury designer tops, bottoms, and dresses.
Happy Labor Day, dear reader! Let’s go out and embrace those last few summer moments in style with chic transitional outfits that will carry us all the way into the fall.
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.