If you’re an OG Down in the Hollow follower or subscriber, you might remember a very old blog post I wrote about why the “no white after Labor Day” rule was ever made. In short: it was created during the era of “new money” from the rise of industrialization. Suddenly the society biddies had other women entering into the scene with their newly acquired wealth and they weren’t necessarily welcome. So the old money women kept coming up with new fashion rules and not telling the new money gals about it in order to embarrass them socially. And one of those rules was not wearing white after Labor Day. So if you still abide by that rule – and listen, I have seen girls ARGUE over this – just know where it comes from and then maybe decide how you feel! As for me…white is a year round color in my wardrobe.
As the seasons start to change, I start wearing the white items in my closet a little differentlly to fit transitioning weather. Instead of pops of bright colors, like I would typically wear in the summer, I’ll pair my white with black accents. For this outfit, I went with raffia heels and even though raffia is a summer texture, I found a pair in black which muted the white dress. When in doubt, in cooler months wear your white with a lot of muted neutrals: creamy browns, silky silvers, olive greens, etc. As far as patterns go, white always goes well with leopard, tortoise, python and other muted/dark patterns…apparently of an animal nature based on my list here, ha!