The summer season is coming to a close, which means the cool fall weather is right around the corner. Of course, there’s no better time than the transition from summer to fall to update your wardrobe. But there are several myths regarding men’s fall fashion you need to be aware of.
You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day
Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Well, lots of people. But this is just a myth with no real merit in the modern world of fashion. This unwritten fashion rule dates back to the late 19th century, during which society adopted Labor Day as being the end of summer fashion. It’s perfectly fine to wear white after Labor Day now, however, so feel free to include it in your wardrobe.
You Can’t Wear Shorts
Another all-too-common myth is that you can’t wear shorts during the fall season. Sure, if the weather is cold, shorts probably isn’t the best choice (for obvious reasons). But if the weather is mild and the sun is shining, wearing shorts is perfectly acceptable in the fall season. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t place your shorts in storage just because summer is over. With all of the recent heat waves we’ve been experiencing in the U.S., more and more men are wearing shorts late in the year.
You Can’t Mix Brown and Black
Normally, mixing brown and black together is a poor choice, as these two colors clash with one another to create an unattractive look. When done correctly, however, you can mix brown and black in your fall wardrobe. The secret is to focus on either brown or black as your primary color, and using subtle shades of the opposite color to enhance your appearance.
Your Choice of Socks Doesn’t Matter
This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially during the fall season when most men wear long trousers. Your choice of socks can and will affect the rest of your outfit, which can either be good or bad depending on which socks you choose to wear. White socks aren’t necessarily the best choice, as it may clash with your other garments. A good rule of thumb is to wear socks in the same color as your trousers. If you are wearing a pair of black trousers, for instance, wear black socks. But if you are wearing blue jeans, wear blue socks. This helps to conceal your socks by blending them more seamlessly into your outfit.