So recently a Dear Miss G post sparked some interesting comments.
Katelyn of The Fabulous Duo says:
I used to be on point with the rules too, but have since broken some of the key “rules”! I wear white post-Labor Day – Winter White. (I think as long as the fabric is a winter fabric (read: wool NOT linen) you’re good.) I also wear boots in the summer -> cowboy boots. And denim shorts in the fall -> pair with some tights, booties and blazer?! Work it!
Reader Trace says:
No white bottoms (ie pants/skirts/shorts or shoes) or jackets/coats after Labor day until Easter Sunday. Exception is something made specifically for winter in a “winter white”.
No “summer patterns” in winter such as pastel color florals…generally don’t wear pastels in winter at all unless its a “winter material” and made as a part of a fall line of fashion
In terms of high heel shoes, No sandals/strappy or full open toes in winter unless it’s a winter shoe like in a suede material. Even then I prefer peep toe as the maximum toe exposure.
I won’t wear my boots unless it’s actually cold. It could be Dec and I’m rocking closed toe high heels or closed toe flats until its actually cold enough to rock my boots.
Those comments went from one end of the spectrum to the other. What do I say? Wear what looks good on you and create your own rules as you go along. I mean how else do you flex your styling muscles to create new and interesting looks with such strict rules holding you back? Let’s try to break free from a few of these.
This white jersey dresscould easily be worn to winter events. I think the term “winter white” is determined by the fabric of the garment and not necessarily the shade of it. Any white found in stores during the fall/winter seasons will be made specifically for winter. They are made of thicker fabrics like wool, satin, or heavy knits. Whites that you bought for summer and spring will be made of fabrics that are too thin to get you through a winter day anyway. White shoes are a serious N O in my opinion. That’s a whole nother post.
Try pairing this peach ruched bodycon dress with a nude pump and a blazer during cooler temps. We are already void of day light during the winter, no need for our clothes to be dreary as well. I’ve never been one to separate winter from summer clothes. I just can not imagine completely removing my fun colors and prints as options during a certain time of the year. *Bangs snooze button*
On sandals and boots…
To Katelyn’s point, these platform bootscould definitely be pulled off in the summer with the right skirt or pair of shorts. I guess people in Cali just aren’t allowed to own boots? Feeling hot and uncomfortable in boots is one thing, not wearing them because you feel you are breaking some fashion rule is another. I wouldn’t make a habit of wearing strappy sandals in the winter, but there are times when they are necessary. With jeans and a tee shirt, I might give you side eye. To a formal event, you might give me life!
Style Forum, what other “rules” should we dispel?