Every year you hear the same adage about white after Labor Day. It's still somehow considered a no-no by many. But is it really?!? And why? Why does one date flip define the appropriateness of a color in your wardrobe?
We say you don't have to banish your white to the back of the closet and we've rounded up some advice from etiquette and style experts on how to keep wearing your white long past Labor Day with confidence!
Emily Post, queen of etiquette - has given her blessing to break this antiquated fashion rule and embrace the white in our wardrobes...
"Of course you can wear white after Labor Day, and it makes perfect sense to do so in climates where September’s temperatures are hardly fall-like. It’s more about fabric choice today than color. Even in the dead of winter in northern New England the fashionable wear white wools, cashmeres, jeans, and down-filled parkas. The true interpretation is 'wear what’s appropriate—for the weather, the season, or the occasion.'”
Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi: