Every one knows the old saying that “you should never wear white after Labor Day”, but that isn’t the case anymore. The softer shade of Winter White Is Fashionable and can be seen everywhere for the past several years. You can dress from head to toe in this trendy color or just choose one item as a fashion statement. Here in New England, nature has dressed the landscape in what can definitely be called winter white.
The lack of sun creates what appears to be a black and white world. Although I’m not a great photographer and the photos are not taken in black and white, these photos remind me of the wonderful black and white photography of Ansel Adams. You have to look closely to see that the pine needles are still green and the trunks of the trees are various shades of brown.
Windows can get coated with snow and frost that obscures the view of the outdoors. The designs are so beautiful that you don’t seem to mind that the light is dulled inside. I enjoy watching as the patterns change during the day, some remind me of frozen ferns.
Icicles form along the edges of the roof when the temperatures start to rise and the sun is shining. All the dripping during the day causes the icicles to grow longer and eventually they cover parts of the windows. When the sun shines on them, they look like Baccarat crystals. Eventually their own weight causes them to fall but until then they are beautiful.
The few items that are not covered with white snow add a pop of color. Interior decorators like to do much the same thing by adding a punch of color to a monochromatic room to make a bold statement.
Our yellow home always looks welcoming in the winter, even after a large snow storm.
After looking at the landscape covered in white, I realize that we can dress much the same way as nature. We can wear winter white from head to toe and have a classic look or we can wear a winter white outfit and add a colorful accessory to make a fashion statement.
So when you ask yourself if you should wear white after Labor Day, just dress in winter white…it is very fashionable. Tell me, do you wear white throughout the year or only during the warm months?