No white after Labor Day? These photos were taken the weekend prior to the holiday that unofficially ends summer but the question still lingers. Apparently the rule was an early 20th-century high-society thing–wardrobes changed as the rich left warmer-climate resorts to return to chilly city-life–that has stuck for decades as one of fashion's most famous mandates. Of course it wasn't always that important to everyone: Coco Chanel wore white suits all year round (and I for one am not going to argue with her).
What do you think? Do you continue to include white into your wardrobe after Labor Day?
Shirt: Essential Sheer Racerback Tank in White, Forever21 [$12.80, available here]
Blazer: Tuxedo Blazer in White, H&M [$49.50, not available online]
Shorts: Frayed Denim Cut-Offs, American Rag [were $35, available here]
Bag: Fringe Leather Wander Tote, Spool No. 72 [$158.00,
Shoes: Arlette Thong Sandal, Pour La Victoire [$182,
Jewelry: 'Brainy Bimbo' Gold Chain Necklace c/o Astrid & Miyu [$50,
available here]; Micropave Diamond Band in White Gold, Channel-Set Diamond Band in Yellow Gold [was $700, available here]; Thin Gold Band with Bezel Set Diamond, Jennifer Meyer [$175, available here]; Tiara Diamond Band in White Gold, Ice [$475, available here]; Alexandria Ring in Gold, c/o Karen London [$50, available here]
Summer may be fading, but the weather–and my mindset–is still in the mood for beachy looks. Nothing says August fashion better than cut-off denim, flips-flops, white linen, and straw handbags. Speaking of which, how incredible is this Rebecca Minkoff tote? Wide stripes and leather accents–it's 'endless love' indeed.
p.s. Hudson River Park is a must-do if you're ever in NYC. I could spend hours on its paved shore with water on one side and the skyline on the other.
ENTER MY CURRENT BRACELET GIVEAWAY HERE.
Shirt: Perfect Shirt in White Linen, J.Crew [was $79.50, available here]
Shorts: Frayed Denim Cut-Offs, American Rag [were $35, availabe here]
Shoes: Leather Capri Sandals in 'Weathered Wood,' J.Crew [$49.50, available here]
Bag: Endless Love Tote in Black/Natural, Rebecca Minkoff [$250, available here]
Jewelry: Silver Expandable Wire Bangle, Alex and Ani; Studded Leather Bracelet, Banana Republic [old]; Miscellaneous beaded bracelets [old]
Nails: Essie "Limo-Scene"