Bing Busts Fashion Myths: White After Labor Day

I went on my blog, I Dream of Dapper, and asked you guys what fashion rules you thought should be busted and you replied:

triplethreatdapper answered: You can’t wear white shoes or pants after labor day.”

Every time I hear this said, I can’t help but think of the scene from the latest Dukes of Hazzard movie.

dukes of hazzard no white after labor day

I’m not saying that this man has not made some wise choices in his life but this certainly not one of them. I’m not sure what the connection is between white apparel and labor day but I must argue against it. As someone who LOVES the fall and the fashion that it inspires, I completely support wearing white during other seasons than summer.

In my opinion, white is a wonderful contrast to the orange and yellow leaves that autumn brings and I’m not the only one who thinks so! Maybe just don’t wear them into that dusty, dirty pumpkin patch.

white in fall

(from: rosealamode.com/white-pants)

You may say, that’s just fine. Autumn is still pretty warm but what about when it gets a little colder? I’ll have you know that white pants look AMAZING with a boots, a coat, and a scarf!

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(from: chicisimo.com/outfit/white-pants-in-winter/)

Now I will warn you, wearing white pants during the dead of winter when the ground is covered in snow is extremely risky. Here in the Midwest, our snow turns to gray mush on the lined streets and sidewalks, making it a nearly impossible to keep clean pants! The last think you want is to start the day in white pants and end it in some grey ones. Also, you may end up in a panic when you notice your legs missing in photos!

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(from: http://brokeandchic.com/tag/blogger-spotlight/)

I conclude that white pants are completely acceptable during other seasons just take your environment into consideration.

Hope this helps & happy dapper dressing!

Bing

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Ashleigh Bingham better known as “Bing, ”creator of I Dream of Dapper, is a dapperwear Tumblr style icon. She contributed to popularizing the long-haired "queer pomp" and is known for her daring pattern mixing, complimentary rich colors, lapel pins, wild thrift finds, variety in neckwear (featured in her "50 Days of Dapper" project), & ability to write about Harry Styles. In the past, Bing has contributed to Autostraddle, and has been featured on DapperQ, S Moda, HudsonBuzzfeed, and included in the top 10 of a national menswear online competition. With a tendency to mix fashion with satire, Bing aims to explore fashion as a tool for self-expression rather than an industry.