There are several fall fashion rules which should never be broken: Leggings worn as pants, black and brown combinations and short and tight everything.

However, some of these style standards waver on the border of acceptable and even outstanding if you can pull it off. We're talking about the perennial wisdom of not wearing white after Labour Day.

Coco Chanel famously wore white whenever she wanted, so why shouldn’t we? It might be because very few of us are fashion icons but that doesn’t mean we can’t carry the spring/summer trend over to fall by mimicking some of our favourite celebrities whose fashion sense we trust.

Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted in fall appropriate ensembles that were either head-to toe white or featured great white pieces.

For those who are convinced that wearing white in the fall is blasphemous, first of all, get over it. White was all over the runway this year at fall 2013 shows for Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam, amongst others. If worn correctly, white in cooler temperatures can really make a statement. Just follow these simple rules to get the look just right.

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  • Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba looks heavenly and warm in this crisp head-to-toe white ensemble at the opening of Tommy Hilfiger’s flagship store in Los Angeles.

  • Halle Berry

    Halle Berry’s outfit is perfect for mild California fall weather. Berry attends the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup launch wearing white cropped pants and an off-the-shoulder sweater.

  • Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson poses in a perfect for fall all-white knit dress at the 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' US Premiere in New York City.

  • Behati Prinsloo

    Model Behati Prinsloo looks ready for fall at a Victoria Secret photoshoot wearing a light-weight loose fitting white sweater, jeans and booties.

  • Jessica Biel

    Most of us don’t have fancy premieres to attend in designer gowns this fall but if you do, Jessica Biel has the perfect white frock for cooler weather. We love the whimsical plume and lace detailing that makes her look like a winter nymph.

  • Georgia May Jagger

    The supermodel daughter of Mick Jagger has learned a thing or two about wearing white from her mother, Bianca Jagger. Here she is sporting a gorgeous white tux-inspired blazer at the launch event for Hudson Jeans.

  • Russell Brand

    Russell Brand could easily pull this outfit off in the fall. The white blazer and off-white scarf look cozy and casual but exceedingly stylish at the same time.

  • Alessandra Ambrosio

    This outfit worn by model Alessandra Ambrosio is absolute perfection. The grey hat and white scarf add a bit of flair to an otherwise casual outfit.

  • Camila Alves

    Mrs. McConaughey strolls around New York City with her baby wearing cropped white pants which can definitely be worn after Labour Day.

  • Capes

    A model walks the runway at the Valentino Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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  • Academically-Inspired

    A model walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women's Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

  • Over-The-Thigh Boots

    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a blue dress and boots by Pucci and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • ‘60s Mod

    A model walks during the Temperley London’s RTW collection.

  • Pleated Skirts

    A model walks the runway at the Calvin Klein Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Hats

    A model walks the runway at the BCBGMAXAZRIA Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 7, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Menswear Fabrics

    Model Erin Wasson walks the runway during Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)

  • Emerald Green

    Actress Sofia Vergara attends 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS underwritten by Swarovski at Lincoln Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Swarovski)

  • Oversized Coats

    A model walks the runway at the Michael Kors Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Leather

    A model walks the runway during the Mulberry Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2013-2014 show as part of the London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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  • Amber Heard

    Amber Heard arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried sighted leaving her hotel in London on August 13, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/FilmMagic)

  • Shaun Robinson

    TV personality Shaun Robinson attends LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER Los Angeles premiere, hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)

  • Bella Thorne

    Actress Bella Thorne attends the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on August 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

  • Kimbra

    Recording artist Kimbra attends the 1st Annual Founders Party for the Invisible Children's 4th Estate Leadership Summit at Royce Hall, UCLA on August 10, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • Christina Hendricks

    Actress Christina Hendricks of 'The Pirate Fairy' attends 'Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios' presentation at Disney's D23 Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

  • Rochelle Humes

    Rochelle Humes seen shopping at Lipsy on August 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic)

  • Tiya Sircar

    Actress Tiya Sircar attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences's Sneak Preview Screening Of 'Short Term 12' at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on August 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • Michelle Dockery

    Michelle Dockery, a cast member in the Masterpiece series "Downton Abbey," poses at the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

  • Lily Collins

    Actress Lily Collins attends Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Filmmakers - 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' at Apple Store Soho on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

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  • Selena Gomez

    Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Miley Cyrus

    Singer/Actress Miley Cyrus, winner of Choice Summer Song for We Cant Stop, Choice Female TV Scene Stealer for The Big Bang Theory , and Candies Fashion Trendsetter Award attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Lily Collins

    Lily Collins attends Lily Collins Seventeen Magazine September Cover Issue Celebration at Barnes & Noble Union Square on August 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

  • Abigail Breslin

    Actress Abigail Breslin attends Variety's Power of Youth presented by Hasbro, Inc. and generationOn at Universal Studios Backlot on July 27, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)

  • Zosia Mamet

    Zosia Mamet attends The Hollywood Reporter & Samsung with The Cinema Society screening of A24's 'The Spectacular Now' at The Crow's Nest on July 26, 2013 in Montauk, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

  • Amber Rose

    Amber Rose arrives for the 2013 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California June 30, 2013. The awards ceremony recognize Americans in music, movies, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ke$ha

    Singer Ke$ha arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Hotel Des Invalides on July 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    Actress Ginnifer Goodwin attends Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Celebration at FLOAT at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, July 20, 2013, in San Diego. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Entertainment Weekly/AP Images)

  • Lady Gaga

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  • Diane von Furstenberg

    The Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Diane von Furstenberg

    The Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Diane von Furstenberg

    The Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Kenneth Cole

    Models walk the runway at the presentation of the Kenneth Cole Fall 2013 fashion collection during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Kenneth Cole

    A model walks the runway at the presentation of the Kenneth Cole Fall 2013 fashion collection during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Kenneth Cole

    A model walks the runway at the presentation of the Kenneth Cole Fall 2013 fashion collection during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Tracy Reese

    The Tracy Reese Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)

  • Tracy Reese

    The Tracy Reese Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)

1. Pick The Right Fabrics

Unless you live in Barbados, white linen pants in late September can look off. Choose a heavier textile like white leather or denim. Ali Larter, Zoe Saldana and Cameron Diaz have all been spotted in crisp white jeans that can be great for fall paired with an ankle boot and light jacket.

2. Wear Off-White Instead Of Bright White

A cream or eggshell white will be less blinding than the stark white we often see in the summer months. When in doubt, look to socialite Olivia Palermo for advice. She looked perfect in a cream cowl coat and black leather tights last winter.

3. Wear White Only In The Right Places

White has the opposite effect of black (note: it does not have a slimming effect). Be aware of areas you prefer not to accentuate when selecting white pieces. Canadian actress Rachel McAdams doesn’t have much to hide and judging by her very small margin of style errors, she knows her body shape well; take, for instance, the dress she wore to Cannes 2011 which highlighted her hips thanks to the placement of the matching white flower embellishments.

4. Pair White With Darks And Other Colours

Fall is notorious for bringing out the dark side in your wardrobe but it's okay to pair black, brown, grey and navy with a pop of white to balance it out.
Actress Kate Beckinsale looked pretty inconspicuous but no less stunning last winter in jeans, a grey shirt and white cropped blazer to give the darker outfit a touch of glamour.

5. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

All-white ensembles are not for everyone but you can still play with whites using accessories from scarves to bangles to hats to belts and everything in between. "Spring Breakers” actress Vanessa Hudgens looked ready for cold weather wearing a denim shirt and a bright white scarf during an LA winter, which equates to an early Fall in Canada.

6. Select Nude Shoes

Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton knows how to rock a nude pump, with one of her favourites being a pair from L.K Bennett. Prince George's mum is no stranger to wearing white (remember the sexy Roland Mouret gown with a thigh-high slit?) and always looks pristine. Middleton also has the good sense to pair those white dresses with nude or neutral-coloured heels to elongate her figure.

7. White Blazers Are Chic Year-Round

It doesn’t even matter what season it is, you can never go wrong with a white blazer which will make any outfit stand out and look instantly chic. Take the advice of stylish celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Kelly Osborne and Jessica Alba who styled their versatile white blazers to create varying looks.

8. White Pumps Should Be Worn All The Time

They're not just for your wedding day! These days, all the celebs like Angelina Jolie, Kerry Washington and Diane Kruger are sporting the instantly glam heel whether it be on the red carpet or just running errands. And don't believe that you have to wear a dress, nope, they look great with denim too.

9. Make Sure It’s Actually After Labour Day

No explanation necessary! Good luck with your white duds, readers.

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