In the musty old days of strict fashion rules, wearing white was considered a post-Labor Day no-no. But then again, black was once only proper for mourning, and denim was only acceptable if you were mining for gold. Or maybe repairing someone’s carriage. And good luck enforcing those rules today. The point is, times have changed. And with them, the antiquated notion that you can’t wear white after Labor Day. The truth is, even if your name isn’t Tom Wolfe, you can wear white any damn time of year you want. Here are 12 pieces to prove it.
A white hoodie is great for the ending days of summer, and looks cool layered under more structured jackets in the fall.
A WAFFLE KNIT TEA
Sure, it’s a little advanced. One wrong move and you could end up looking like a waiter. But pull it off and a white dinner jacket is your key to owning the room when things get formal. It worked for James Bond.