White After Labor Day

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What I’m Wearing:


p style=”text-align: center;”>Jacket: J.Crew / Blouse: J.Crew, old (similar) / Pants: J.Crew / Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad
Purse: Coach, old (similar) / Earrings: J.Crew, old (similar) / Ring: LC Lauren Conrad

Rules, shmules.

There are certain fashion rules upon which I would totally agree – no linen after Labor Day, for instance. Yeah, no, totally – that makes sense. Linen in winter just isn’t practical. Seersucker season starts at Easter – for sure, you’d look ridiculous in seersucker in the snow. No white after Labor Day though? That one has always confused me.

Do the fashion rule-makers – whomever they may be – discriminate based on shade or fabric? Does location of white-wearer matter (as in, do people living in NYC have different rules than people living in Miami)? Or is it just a blanket rule of any whites after Labor Day are a no-go?

See? Confusing!

So I’ve decided to chuck the rules. I’m sure Joan Rivers is turning over in her grave as I write this, but I don’t see the point in ignoring a quarter of my closet (yes, I have a lot of white) for half the year, just because some long-gone humans (who are likely also now turning over in their graves as I write this) said I had to do so… without providing me with any qualifiers, reasoning, or justification as to why I had to do so.

Nope nope nope nope nope. I won’t do it.

Do you wear white after Labor Day? How do you style it? Let me know in the comments below.

Photography by Stephanie Drenka