WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY
As we hope against frost delays while Frosty the Snowman appears in ads everywhere, does winter white now work when white used to be banned from the winter wardrobe? Yes, young people, believe it or not there was a rule about this, but it has been broken. Thank God, most of the style guidelines are as outdated as many old wives tales. They are shattered like a cheap, weak wine glass as they should be and winter white is a grounding staple. Except for white shoes, according to Glamor Fashion. They are the only white things still banned from winter wear. So fine, leave them in the closet until spring.
So, it’s ok, dare to don white that lights up your life. White pants for men and women have really emerged the past few years and can be found year round in almost any pant collection on the market. For the ladies of course this expands to shorts, skorts and capris. A former corporate mentor’s fashion mantra was,
“you can never have enough white tops in the closet.” There are many white polos, sweaters and vests hanging on shop racks like white rabbits in the arctic snow.
Now, let’s be sensible about the white in any season. If it’s a top and you’re dining on marinara pasta, use extreme caution. If you dribble, apply both Zout and Wine Away to the stain right before washing for the best chance of cleaning. Check the garment before drying and if the stain is not removed, repeat the spray and wash cycles. With some fabrics, the third time really is the charm in this scenario. Also consider your environment. Don’t wear white pants when it’s muddy and when traveling, keep in mind that some cities are for whatever reason white resistant. If you want to blend in internationally, it’s always safe to pack darker clothing and everyone looks good in black. If concerned, check the Internet for pics before your trip to see if winter white is worn and welcomed.