White After Labor day?

Although Summer truly ends September 22,  Labor Day traditionally signals the end of Summer for fashion.

Unless you live in the tropics, it’s our last chance for a picnic, a barbeque, a trip to the beach, the dip in the pool.  A last chance for those gorgeous loud tropical prints, crisp and airy whites, sandals and halter tops… or is it?

Wearing white after Labor Day used to be fashion no-no. Rejoice GORGEOUS ones the rules have changed! 

The ‘no white after labor day” is restricted to shoes, more specifically to pumps!!!!  It does not refer white clothes! But beware: white combined with brights colors such as hot pink, turquoise, yellow or soft pastels is only allowed for the tropics, if you are of a cruise or if you are attending a themed event.

So how can we wear white the right way?  A beautiful blouse or sweater can be elegantly paired with a more subdued color such as chocolate, navy, grey, olive green, brick red or, dare I say it?.. camel.


White coats, trench-coats and trousers, albeit lovely, are notorious dirt and stain magnets. So if you chose to , please be careful where to sit, stand, and what you touch. Otherwise you’ll be wearing a year-round fashion no-no: dirty clothes!

The Sweater and Trench are available at a steal price ( under $100 for BOTH) from Spiegel

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