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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

White After Labor Day?

With the temperatures cooling (somewhere) and the leaves changing colors, the question arises: Does this mean the white wardrobe should be stored away with the bathing suits and tank tops?

Traditionally speaking the answer is yes, but times have changed. In the Northeast, the summer whites came out after Memorial Day and were gone after Labor Day. It all started because the high society dressed for the seasons. They wore light fabrics in white while at their summer home, and dressed in heavier, dark fabrics while in the city. This is the day and age of Lady Gaga however. If a meat dress is ok, then white after Labor Day is sure to not cause a stir.

Still not convinced? Well, I have heard several fashion gurus give the go ahead to wear white after Labor Day as long as it is worn correctly. It's not what you wear, but how you wear it. For example, when wearing white jeans pair them with boots or a jacket instead of sandals and a tank top. Also, heavier and darker fabrics will look suitable for fall or winter. Pairing a scarf will work too. Here's a couple ideas.

You should air on the side of caution though if you own white shoes. I personally, don't own any because I just don't dig the look of them. A nude shoe always looks classier in my opinion, not that you have to listen to me because I don't have a fashion degree anyways.

What I do know is that I'm pretty much obsessed with my white jeans. It's been so extremely hot in Texas that I have only had the opportunity to wear them a couple times this summer. I'm sure as heck not storing them away now. I'm busting those babies out and rocking them. Labor Day brought cool temps to our area if not only for a week.

So, moral of the story, white after Labor Day is A-OK! You might want to stay stocked up on the bleach and have a Tide stick handy too. If you have a little one like I do, then you understand that stains happen.

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  1. Love this post. I was just talking to my husband about this over the weekend. I had to wear my white skirt one last time on Sunday before putting it away until next year.

  2. I was just thinking about this today!! Great post!
    I’d love for you to link to Things I’ve Made Thursdays. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!

  3. Now that is white done right! I need a pair of white jeans, but will probably have to wait till spring when they come out again to buy some.