CLEVELAND - Maybe it started with the Navy. Traditionally, dress whites were exchanged for dress blues after Labor Day. And long ago, wearing white in the summer months only was part of a complicated social dress code and class signifier.
But these days, when many former "rules" in fashion have been tossed out the window, the "no white clothes after Labor Day" rule continues to have staying power. Many women stick with what they knew while growing up, and faithfully stow their white slacks, skirts and accessories in the back of the closet after the first Monday of September.
Cleveland style expert and writer Kim Crow said you won't turn into a white pillar of salt if you wear white after Labor Day. She says "try to match fabric weight - not necessarily the color - to the temperature outside." Perfectly sensible.
But for many people, no amount of logic will change firmly established convictions about wearing white after Labor Day. And what the heck, it's time to switch the closet around anyway.
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