Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's after Labor Day - and why you absolutely must still rock white! REPOST

By Tenisha Mercer

The rules of fashion are have changed. Yes, HairNistas, you can -- and should -- wear white after Labor Day. I'm glad that this "rule" has changed. After all, isn't that what fashion is about -- breaking rules? Dancing to your own tune? Doing it your way?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who remembers those antiquated fashion rules: you know, no patent leather shoes from Labor Day until Easter; no silks and lace in the daytime; the color of your shoes and purse must match; and the list goes on ...

We have so many "rules" to follow in every day society that, fashion is one area where there shouldn't be too many or, at least, make up your own, as long as it looks good on you. Now, I'll caution you: If the weather is 80 degrees where you're at right now, you can definitely pull off white until the temps dip. Personally, I'm loving the 70-degree break we're getting today from the 90-degree temps that have baked HairNistas in Atlanta all summer long.

But ... if you're in an area where temps have already cooled and folks are now wearing jackets or sweaters, you may have to modify this look a bit to make it work for you. Why? Because, it's a bit harder to wear white if you're doing it under a jacket. Something about it just doesn't feel right. Even so, temps usually spike a few times in September, so you can still wear white when the weather cooperates.

If you're itching to rock all white everything post-Labor Day, here are a few surefire ways to pull it off:

White denim skinny jeans: White denim is a classic, timeless look. Add a skinny jean -- or for the really fashion forward, a boyfriend jean, that instantly updates this denim staple. Pair it with jewel tones, such as teal or jade that's in for fall, and you've got a look that will work for both summer AND fall. Oh, and don't forget the bag.

Winter White: Go white or go home! Winter white is totally doable, even now. Spice it up, with a winter white jacket or winter white coat. Pair it with bold accessories, like big, gold hoops or a statement necklace. Or, why not don a white fur vest? The Hotness! Perfect way to segueway to fall.


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