What to Wear on Labor Day Weekend
The long weekend weekend is fast approaching, so it’s time to put together some Labor Day outfits. Whether you’re going on a retreat, celebrating at a barbecue, or getting together with family, the final days of summer are the perfect time to savor the season’s best styles.
What to wear on Labor Day has a lot to do with how you’ll spend the long weekend. Here are a few questions to get you started:
- Are you staying in or going out?
- If you’re staying in, are you having guests over?
- If you’re going out, is the gathering indoors or outdoors?
- Will there be a beach or pool involved?
- Are you traveling? If so, what will you be doing when you get there?
From here, you can start thinking about what your style needs will be for the long weekend. Then, you can figure out which Labor Day outfit ideas are the perfect blend of functional and flattering.
Labor Day Outfits
Regardless of where you go or what you do, there are a few constants when it comes to Labor Day weekend outfits.
First, consider Labor Day weekend the last hurrah for your summery white linen—and perhaps white in general. Second, it’s still summer (technically) so dresses, sandals, and swimsuits are still in play. Finally, prints, pants, and jeans are all good options for casual affairs, like potlucks and barbecues.
So, what do you wear on Labor Day weekend? We’ve created a versatile styling list to answer that very question, including:
- All White
- Dresses and Sandals
- Swimsuits and Coverups
No matter where the weekend takes you, these pieces are essential to Labor Day styling.
There was a time when wearing white after Labor Day was unthinkable. While it has become more common, wearing white after Labor Day can still be considering a fashion faux pas. A touch of white is fine, but your white linen pants? Think about saving them for next season and bringing out the faux leather instead.
That’s why its encouraged to wear white on Labor Day. It’s almost like getting all-white outfits out of your system before fall by wearing as many as you can on Labor Day weekend. Because once that cool weather hits, it’s all fall colors like cherry brunette and chianti.
If you’re dying to put together some all-white Labor Day outfits, here are a few different options for savoring the easy-breezy feel of summer.
A casual get together can be the perfect setting for a laidback version of what to wear on Labor Day. The ¾ Sleeve Crossover Slub Tee has a relaxed fit that creates a flattering silhouette. This top makes a great match for the DefineMe Denim Ankle Jeans in alabaster. Plus, nothing says summer like white denim.
White linen is one of the classic Labor Day outfit ideas. Maybe it’s so popular because it’s so versatile. The No-Iron Linen Tunic Shirt matched with the White Linen Button Hem Crops can go from poolside grilling to a sunset cruise.
Prints have become very popular, not just for Labor Day, but for every day. This summer saw some uptick in the bold print trend.
Based on our style predictions, prints will continue to be a Labor Day staple. Maybe it’s a tribute to the last summer harvest, but prints are all the rage, so here are a few ideas to fuel your imagination.
What do you wear on Labor Day getaways? Well, prints from the Travelers® Collection, of course. The Travelers® Print Hutton Pants are our version of the bold print trend, featuring a wide leg design and a comfortable stretch. Go for a vibrant solid to match, like the Travelers® Classic Side Slit Tank. The best thing about these pieces: they’re made with our travel-friendly fabric that stays wrinkle free.
Sometimes, lounging around the house can be the best part of a three-day weekend. If you plan to take it easy this Labor Day, why not enjoy maximum comfort? The Zenergy® Soft Essentials Zebra Tank and Zenergy® Soft Essentials Print Cardigan are comfy enough for a day spent with our new book club selection, and stylish enough to keep on if someone drops by unexpectedly.
The Easy Utility Linen Tee and the Linen Button Hem Striped Crops combine a few Labor Day styling favorites: prints, linen, and white. Not many Labor Day outfits can hit all three marks—and it’s perfect for everything from mid-day cocktails to family dinner.
Dresses and Sandals
Dresses and sandals are some of the best things about summer style. They’re not only easy to wear, they’re also so versatile. And if you pick the right combination, they can be incredibly flattering. That’s why dresses and sandals are often a go-to for Labor Day weekend outfits.
From prints to solids, midis to maxis, dresses for Labor Day festivities matched with the right sandals have everything you’re looking for in an end-of-summer ensemble. Here are some one-of-a-kind pairings for parties and potlucks.
It’s usually still a little warm out on Labor Day weekend, so lightweight options like the Tencel Tiered Maxi Dress are ideal for outdoor parties or picnics. If you’re looking to elevate the look of this relaxed fit dress, add the Floral Embroidered Red Suede Slides.
Need a jaw-dropping outfit for an upscale Labor Day celebration? Imagine walking into the event in the Satin Damask Print Maxi Shirt and the Black Suede Slide Sandals. Are you getting tons of compliments? Because this dress never ceases to amaze.
Why not use the long weekend to spend some quality time with your loved ones? Dates and dinner parties are the perfect setting for the Hem Detail Tiered Shirt Dress and the Black Leather Slide Sandals.
Swimsuits and Coverups
Labor Day weekend is often your last chance for pool parties and beach vacations. Floating in your pool or going on a waterside retreat means you’ll need a swimsuit and coverup. Plus, if you get a new swimsuit at the end of summer, you’ll be all set for next year.
Are you debuting a new swimsuit and coverup as one of your Labor Day outfits? Here are some favorites that make it easy to relax and get some much-needed rejuvenation before the holiday season kicks in.
The Amoressa Bondi Moonraker one piece swimsuit is anything but basic. Black swimsuits are already a slimming option, but the side mesh insets have an additional trimming effect. When you’re walking around the resort, throw on the Crochet Cover Dress.
Swimsuit and coverup print sets have also a big hit this summer. Why not give them one last send-off? The Moroccan Sky Mastectomy Swimsuit and the Moroccan Sky Kimono Coverup have the right vibes for an end-summer poolside celebration.
Labor Day weekend outfits like the Square Neck Swimsuit and the Embroidered Tassel Ruana have the potential to last until next season. The geometric lines help flatter your figure and the ruana can act as more than just a beach cover up.
However your choose to celebrate, these Labor Day outfit ideas give you so many options for looking good. For more tips on what wear where this Labor Day, check out our outfit inspiration.