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White after Labor Day? Hell, yes!

September 7, 2007 |  4:48 pm

It's hot and humid. Your crisp, white slacks beckon. "No, no, no," you scold. "It's after Labor Day and you must be shelved until next summer." Photojackieoclaridges1970_4

0907_angelina_jolie_zahara_purse_00 Listen up: that tired, old rule of retiring all things white is both dated and daft. Jackie O famously wore white whenever and whereever she damn well pleased. She often anchored the look with a slim, fitted black turtleneck.

Angelina Jolie and her daughter Zahara were spotted just yesterday carrying matching white leather Valentino bags. I can't possibly endorse that you buy your child a $1,500 white purse to bury in the sandbox. That is utterly insane. But you, too, should feel free to wear white.

In fact, now is the best time to buy white accessories and clothes, as most stores discount their merchandise. Case in point: this Missoni leather striped coat--deemed "Jackie"--is now marked down to Indexmissoni_3$2,870 from $5,740 on It's beyond chic for the duration of September with its detachable collar, front pockets and multi-colored knit stripes. 

Jolie photo credit: inf