Fashion Advice: Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

Dear Budget Fashionista,

I recently splurged and bought an off-white DKNY trenchcoat…it’s lovely!  Do the old rule apply (don’t wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day) still?  HELP!  How can I wear my gorgeous off-white trenchcoat?

Answer: Throw those old rules out.. you can now wear white anytime of the year without breaking any fatal fashion rules. The trick is to pair it with a color that is more traditional for that season. For example,  in the spring, before Memorial Day, pair the trench with a light color like light green, rose, or even turquoise blue. After labor day, pair the trenchcoat with a darker, more traditional fall color like brown, black, or a deep purple.