Can I really wear white after Labor Day?

The most important detail is FABRIC…if it’s white linen or a light weight, sheer cotton, save it for summer. Weightier fabrics such as moleskin, flannel, velvet, corduroy, weighty silk or satin work because they have a “heft” to them that reflects the season – the color is secondary. It’s also important to consider the SHADE OF WHITE. Cream, bisque, ivory and “winter white” are naturally warmer-looking hues, and that warmth makes them work post Labor Day. And finally, you can get away with white basics such as denim and basic cotton shirts by LAYERING.

Weekend
(On model Adair: J Brand Jeans, Classiques Entier cream blouse from Nordstrom, Trina Turk cardigan, B.P. by Nordstrom boots, Mercer & Madison scarf from Filene’s Basement, Nine West handbag, J Crew bracelet, Bloomingdale’s bracelet)

Work
(On model Janay: Theory cream skirt suit, Trina Turk cream silk blouse, Natty B. necklaces, B Makowsky handbag, Guess camel heels)

Date Night
(On model Adair: J Crew White ruffle dress with black sash, Crown Vintage shoes, Bonita Bags clutch, Banana Republic ring)

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