Striped shirt, via consignment – similar collar – similar stripes
Cigarette pants, Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar fit – similar but jeans
Pumps, Faryl Robin Suzu (no longer available) – similar pair – more Faryl Robin
Bracelets, thrifted and gifted
Shell pearls, Target (no longer available) – similar
Although I rail against style rules, some of them are surprisingly hard for me to break. For unknown reasons, the “no white shoes/bottoms after Labor Day” rule has lingered long after I’ve discarded similarly stifling rules, and I’ve been subconsciously trying to pack in all of my white-wearing during these last few weeks of August. Even though I have every intention of breaking this rule come fall, something in me is just itching to wear loads and loads of white. NOW.
The only advantage I can see to adhering to an arbitrary rule like “no white shoes/bottoms after Labor Day” is that it lends the restricted items a special, seasonal appeal. Bright white just FEELS like summer to me, and reserving its wear for warm weather helps preserve that feeling.
But I’m still gonna trot these pants out in October sometime. Unless, of course, I forget all about them until next June.
Do you wear white pants, skirts, and shoes after August? Why or why not?
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