For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer (despite the fact that it officially draws to a close September 21st). Holidays end, a new season begins, and with this change comes a fairly arbitrary shift in wardrobe. To my mind though, when there are those lingering 80ºF days, it doesn’t make much sense to stick to traditional rules. I say, if it feels like summer, then dress for summer weather.
Of course my going against seasonal conventions is not without precedence. In fact, there were many legendary fashion and style icons who wore white whenever they wanted—Coco Chanel, for instance, always included white in her collections.
As we here at WIJW quite often like to say, rules are there to be broken. Don’t get me wrong, one does need to know the rules before breaking them, but we still encourage everyone to define their own style and do what seems right—you know I always do! We’ve got some oh so wintery white wool and cashmere coming up this fall and winter season, so keep an eye out!
On an exceptionally hot September day, I’m sporting a crisp Tom Ford era Gucci white linen jacket, brown and white cotton western shirt and python belt with silver double horse head buckle, jeans by J Brand, Gucci brown leather “Chelsea” boots (not shown) vintage brown silk pocket square, and my fragrance is Creed Bois de Cedrat.