Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Fashion Advice

 I'm writing these lines on the day before Labor Day, and growling about the new interface put into place by Blogger. (Yes, despite others' fascination with Word Press, I continue to publish this blog in the same format I started it in--old dog, new tricks, and all that).

Getting back to the question that sent me here to begin with, I'd always heard that you didn't wear white shoes, white belt, or anything else white after Labor Day. To do so would be gauche. 

Then came the pandemic, and we were all stuck at home for a bit (some still are, unfortunately), and what we were used to wearing deteriorated to yoga pants. tee shirts, and pajama bottoms for some. My summertime outfit was and still is a knit shirt, cargo shorts, white socks and athletic shoes. As for a belt, although I sometimes match the color of the cargo shorts, there are other times when nothing will do but a white belt.

Although Labor Day may be looked upon my many as the official end to summer, it's usually still hot here in Texas, and I'm in my usual outfit--including white shoes and socks, and (gasp) a white belt. Fashion advice advice is apparently desperately needed. Meanwhile, I'll keep on wearing my usual outfit until it becomes fall (really) in Texas--that may be sometime around Thanksgiving.

Hope your Labor Day holiday was good. 


Priscilla Bettis said...

With all the red dirt around here (central Virginia), the only white things I have are my running socks, but I'm totally cool with people wearing as much white as they want any time of year.:-)

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Priscilla. I'll keep wearing white, even after Labor Day, until Texas cools off a bit.

Patricia Bradley said...

I guess I'm a bit of a maverick, Richard, since I wear white whenever I want to...except for sandals and I usually put the white sandals away after Labor Day...there is winter white, you know. :-)

Richard Mabry said...

No, Patricia, I think my mother's advice is outmoded. Now, at my own advanced age, I guess I should--as you--wear whatever I want to.

Diana Hardt said...

I enjoy reading your blog posts. My answer is that I also wear white any time of the year whenever I want.

Richard Mabry said...

Diana,thanks for your comment. I think the old "no white after Labor Day" is a thing of the past.