How do you feel about white after Labor Day? I tend to dress according to the weather, rather than the calendar.
So if it’s September 3 and 81 degrees (like today), you’d better believe I’ll still be wearing this white lace shift that I’ve lived in all summer. But once the temperature dips below 65 degrees, you’ll most likely find me in boots and a sweater.
My sister, on the other hand, wears whatever she wants whenever she wants. That summer shift that I obediently retire to the back of the closet once the temperature dips? She’ll wear it in the dead of winter, probably adding brown leggings, some crazy jewelry, boots and a leather jacket. I would never think (or dare!) to wear many of the combinations she sports, but she always looks fabulous, and gets a lot of wear out of her clothes because she isn’t bound by “rules” or preconceptions about the appropriate context for any one garment. (Sometimes this disregard for context also leads her to wear platform heels for a walk in the woods at the family cabin, but she wears them with aplomb, ignoring our raised eyebrows.)
Back to summer whites, even if you do make sartorial choices based on the calendar, I must point out that summer isn’t technically over until September 22, throwing into question the Labor Day rule. It’s enough to make a girl’s head spin! How do YOU decide when to pack up your eyelet lace and break out those cozy knits?
P.S. Just to state the obvious, all those cute summer whites (above) are currently on SALE!