I’m breaking one of fashion’s most debated rules… I’m wearing white after Labor Day. Do you think wearing white after Labor Day is that big of a deal? There’s winter white; which always looks so chic paired with chunky knits. White ankle boots look edgy paired with dark fitted denim. White blazers also add polish and breakup an all black ensemble. Life is about taking risks that are well worth it. Wearing white after Labor Day is well worth the risk. The worse that can happen is that you encounter a messy spill, but a little club soda, a stain remover pen or a good ol’ wash will make everything pristine again.
Today it’s pretty humid, and summer feels like it is still in full swing. I wore my cotton blend bodycon dress with a camel color sleeveless duster and open toe booties. The coloring of the duster and booties warm up my look. As the weather inevitably gets cooler I can layer a chunky knit sweater or blazer and scarf with my dress and trade in my booties for suede boots or something with texture.
In summary, white after Labor Day is totally acceptable. White is effortlessly classic; which makes wearing it all year round inevitable. I only discourage wearing really beachy clothing and fabrics, such as linen. That is unless you are traveling to a warm weather locale- then go for it!
Last Fall during Boston Fashion Week, I had the opportunity to attend Anne Fontaine’s runway show. I also had the opportunity to interview her. Fontaine is known for building her brand off of the classic white shirt. You can check out that interview here and see all the gorgeous designs showcased.