Sure, there’s a heat wave happening right now, but before you know it, you’ll be packing away your sundresses and espadrilles to make room for chunky sweaters and over-the-knee boots. But do you need to pack up your bright whites, cream-colored skirts and ivory pants off to storage?
I’m referring to the age-old question, “Can I wear white after Labor Day?” The short answer: Yes! In fact, the story behind this crazy dress code is unconvincingly weak. In fact, there’s no better time to ditch this myth. Things have changed and not only is stepping out in white long after summer’s over no longer a no-no, it’s completely encouraged—and quite on trend.
Bright whites are a breath of fresh air as the temperatures cool with fall. When transitioning from breezy pieces into autumn-appropriate whites, it’s all about fabric and silhouette. Put away away summery eyelets and linens in favor of heavier fabrics like wool, cashmere, denim, and leather.
Let your whites be this season’s uniform as a clean statement staple that goes with anything. Allow well-curated white pieces be a place in your wardrobe, and begin looking forward to all the ways to wear them this fall (and start getting excited for the winter whites we have to look forward to on the horizon).
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