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After Labor Day Rules for Food and Fashion

A trendy sundress, Espadrilles, and a floppy straw hat are right on target during the summer, but if you wear them in fall, you might as well just wear the target.

It’s Labor Day weekend, and you know what that means…it’s time to pack up those summer clothes until next season. Most of know that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but did you know that there are a lot more dos and don’t's to abide by this time of year? It’s true. Stay in style by avoiding these fall faux pas.

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One of the best things about spring and summer is having the opportunity to wear a cute sundress, but I’m afraid that all good things must come to an end. Fall weather is too cool for strapless sun dresses or strapless maxi dresses, so say goodbye to yours until next season!

Much like the “you can’t wear white after Labor Day” rule we all know and love, pastel colors are a slippery slope. Pastel colored pants should be worn only in emergencies (and probably not even then). Seriously, if you’re out in pastels, people might actually send help.

It’s heartbreaking to admit, but this is not the time nor place for your beloved Espadrilles, either.

Be intentional in your choice of fabrics, too, because they can make or break your fall wardrobe. Linen, seersucker, eyelet, and 100 percent cotton are to be avoided at all costs.


When it comes to foods, it’s pretty easy to tell what is and is not in season based on when it’s grown. Take corn-on-the-cob, for example. It’s much more seasonally appropriate to get lost in a field of corn-on-the-cob in the fall than it is to eat it. After Labor Day, home barbecues have overstayed their welcome, too. When it comes to drinks, however, things are a little trickier. Here’s what you need to know: don't drink  gin drinks, mojitos, Moscow Mules or Pina Coladas. Cool? Cool.

After Labor Day Do's

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If you need a moment to mourn your losses, I understand. Moving on can be hard, but bigger and better things are ahead. The season of the scarf is upon us, and that’s just the beginning!


Boots are in season, so stock up! Ugg, riding and combat boots are all in style, and don’t forget about booties!

Though you may not need them yet, tights are acceptable, and as the season progresses and temperatures drop, you’ll be thankful that you can still wear dresses and skirts without freezing.

Love it or hate it (because it’s surprisingly polarizing), corduroy is also a common choice in the fall. It’s in season, and if you dig it, we I say go for it!

Last but not least, it’s near impossible to strike out with burgundy in the fall. The season’s “it” color, you’ll see it all over, and it looks great on almost everyone!


This is the time to whip up your best soup or try out a new chili recipe. You can also indulge in fall favorites like candy corn and caramel apples. And whether you make your own or pick some up at the store, apple cider is a great fall choice!


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