Growing up, there were an array of rules my parents instructed me with, which I chose to ignore. Missing curfew, the absence of adequate vegetable intake and not looking both ways before crossing the street have all had their obvious consequences in teaching me life lessons in their favor. However, one has backfired and I finally have a point on the scoreboard. Enter, “You can’t wear white after Labor Day.”
This stipulation seems to be one of the oldest in the fashion guideline handbook. Its origin dates back to over one hundred years ago when day-to-day dressing was much more formal. Whites and lighter colors were worn in the summer to make the sun’s wrath less harsh and to keep you cool while spending all day outside. The rule have since evolved and unfortunately turned into a moratorium and unnecessary parent nag.
Not only does abolishing whites and ivories for autumn and winter slash my wardrobe in half, but I can’t think of anything much sexier than matching a morning of fresh snow. Rep the white like this Fashionista by sporting a pair of printed white jeans, a trend staple this season. If you’re afraid of getting your bottoms dirty after a day of classes, try a warm white leather jacket or keep it simple in a white V-neck like this one from Victoria’s Secret PINK.