Can I wear linen after Labor Day?

Q. I’d like some help with my summer-to-fall transitioning! I just bought a fabulous knee-length white linen skirt during the rash of Labor Day sales, and I’d like to wear it to work. It’s still summer weather where I live (in the 80s). Should I pair it with black tights and flats? Or, since it’s September and technically Fall, should I pack it in the closet for next spring? Any help would be appreciated.

A. Though we’re all for wearing white after Labor Day, linen can be tricky. If you live in a warm climate, you can still wear this tropical fabric as long as the weather is still hot. Here in the northeast, it’s already getting chilly, so it is no longer appropriate to wear linen.

If you’re still experiencing summer weather and would like to wear your white linen skirt, we suggest pairing it with black, an eternally chic combination. As for wearing black tights, if it’s warm enough for linen, then it is too warm for tights, so go barelegged instead.


  • FJt

    Thank you for answering my question! That helps me out so much. :)

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