White After Labor Day

I've always been fascinated by the seemingly age-old and mysterious rule of not wearing white after Labor Day...  Why not??
trench coat: Mason / button up: Michael Kors / cutoffs: thrift / leopard flats: Steven / bangles: Santee Alley

An article about this in Time Magazine said

"Light Summer clothing provided a pleasing contrast to drabber urban life."   

Indeed, P Diddy isn't the only one who believes white clothing provides a look of leisure.  And since Labor Day always symbolized the end of Summer, I guess it just doesn't look aesthetically correct for us ladies to come back from the Hamptons, strolling into our offices wearing a white linen suit.  White is for the free, casual glamour of Summer - not for the back-to-school grind.

Learning this, of course I had to play around with this theory.  I took two very favorite items from my Tiny Closet: gypsy pants and a mens button up - and transitioned them from rugged cutoffs to an elegant trench, to some fresh white heels.

button up: Michael Kors / gypsy pants: The Tiny Closet Collection / leopard flats: Steven

Playing with transitioning is what The Tiny Closet is all about actually.  A wardrobe that can seamlessly take you through the seasons, no matter where you live is easier than you think.  Just by changing even one or two items in an ensemble can transform a look and feel and even make your environment more enticing.


  1. The photos are amazing! You look stunning!

  2. Love the look of the cutoffs with the trench. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. And so is your new site :-). xx

  3. quettia ( 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Absolutely beautiful! Welcome back NATALIE, I missed The Tiny Closet! Those pictures are gorgeous. Rules are made to be broken,lol! I love white before and after Labor Day!

  4. arielle ( 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Woohoo! You’re back!

    I love the new look of the website. Congratulations! Fun coincidence, I actually wore an all white outfit today, so I totally agree that white is great throughout the year. Actually looking into getting a badass white winter coat for this year.

  5. Gina B ( 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Awesomeness! Welcome back!

  6. Crystal Mapp Traore ( 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Welcome back, Natalie. You have been missed. I love your style and grace, wish I had it back when I was your age lol. Love love love the new website! Can’t wait for more.

  7. Dawn ( 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Girl, this is HAUTE!!!!! I LOVE white after Labor Day and I’ve worn it a few times since, but not like you’ve done here, I love every look and that location, love love love, welcome back, you have been missed.

  8. Shante ( 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Welcome back! Your look is so refreshing and so is the new site!

  9. Alex ( / 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    THIS SITE IS DOPE. Sorry for the CAPS but it’s the only way to express my glee that A) You’re back and B) You’re back with a bang. What.

    Eek i love it on here!!! p.s. we don’t have Labour Day in the UK, but I’m loving the tradition of wearing white and what it represents to working people. You look gorgeous.x

  10. Always so graceful, and elegant! Love your stance on white after labor day and it certainly fits your style. Absolutely love the new look of your site--perfection!

  11. The relaunch looks stunning! I love the use of brighter summer hues for the colder months since it staves off the emotional blues. You know just how to bend and break fashion rules to make your ensembles sing. Always an inspiration. Glad to see you back!

  12. my mouth agape!!! YOU MY DEAR ARE STUNNING AND YES FLAWLESS! You definitely woke up like this lol...I love the play on white and glad to put behind the old myth of white after Labor Day is a no! show them hows its really done Nat :)

  13. lovely ! simply lovely !