Posted by Carly at Apr 11, 2013 6:00 am
And not after Labor Day. Who the heck thought up these rules? And the better question is WHY? That said, I admit I’ve always adhered to the rules. I live in New York where we have seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. I embrace each season for what I love about it –
Winter - I love the snowy days where there’s no school, we can all sleep in, and watch the white stuff fall from the warmth of the house.
Spring – The first hint of warm weather means we can get rid of the heavy winter clothes and the clothing that is starting to feel old, ratty and just plain tired. Flip flops, short sleeves, and SUNLIGHT!
Summer – Not so sure what I love about the crazy heat … but I know I can sleep later because the kids are out of school, so … yay!
Fall – My favorite season because of the cool breeze, the smell of autumn, the slightly heavier clothes … I love it.
But along with the seasons comes those pesky rules. Now maybe it’s because I’ve always been a good girl who does what she’s told, and I was always told, no white before Memorial Day and no white after Labor Day. Somehow that no white rule translated over time to no pastels, linen, ultra light colors in shoes or handbags … and I say NO MORE!
Apparently there are “etiquette” websites (I won’t name names) that inform you that you can ONLY violate these rules if you want to be a fashion disaster. Well, we had our first hint of Spring this week – 70 and 80 degree temps for two/three days before it dropped again to the low 50’s with rain. On those warm days, when it felt right, out came my new light pink handbag, pink shoes with white trim, and NO JACKET.
What about you? Do you wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day? Pastels, linen and other light fabrics?