November 19, 2013

Breaking The Fashion Rules: White After Labor Day

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Yesterday I showed you guys just how cool the taboo combination of black and navy can be, and today I want to dispel another style myth: wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion faux-pas.

While many older fashionistas may abide by this rule, it’s no longer necessary to stow away your whites from September to Memorial Day- it’s just ridiculous.  Winter white can be super fashion-forward if done the right way!


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The first step to navigating this tricky territory is figuring out the wrong way to wear white for winter.  If you want to attempt to skirt the “white” rule, stay away from white pieces in summer fabrics: light cotton, linen, even light silks.  Avoid warm-weather cuts, as well: no Capri pants, shorts, or tank tops.  If you can successfully cut these items out of your winter wardrobe, you can master winter white!


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Aside from summery pieces, anything goes!  White jeans with boots and a chunky sweater is one of my favorite winter white looks, and you can’t go wrong with a luxurious white overcoat (unless you tend to spill a lot).


stylehaus' white leather jogging pants- $480

stylehaus’ white leather jogging pants- $480

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, buck tradition in stylehaus’ white leather jogging pants!  This is how I plan to successfully break the “No white after Labor Day” rule.  These leather pants are so on-trend right now, and can be dressed up with a blazer and heels or down with high-stops and a slouchy tee.


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So, have I convinced you that it’s perfectly OK to wear white after Labor Day? Good.  Tomorrow we’ll tackle the rules of proportion!


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