I am not a slave to fashion and I never have been, at least not completely. I am blessed to be able to tell if an outfit is "good" on me or not. I don't choose expensive clothes on a regular basis. Nevertheless, I would venture to say that most people who know me would say I am well-dressed. I try to choose things that are somewhat classic in style but with a little bit of flair. In one area, however, I feel compelled to follow the "rules".
White shoes do not touch my feet until Memorial Day and they scurry back into my closet promptly on Labor Day....always!
I have no idea who made that rule or what the reason for it is, nonetheless, that's the way it is! White belongs to summer and Memorial Day is the start of summer, there's no getting around it. Other things depend more on temperature; tank tops, sandals, shorts, flowery prints in bright colors are part of my wardrobe whenever the temps get above 85 F. But even if its 103 F on May 15, my shoes will not be white!
I know that some people hate white shoes on general principle, but I have always liked them. When you live in a warm climate, white shoes are just cooler! They don't absorb as much heat as darker colors and that's important. Also I just think white shoes are more "summery" and fun!
Of course, there are other actions that summer requires more frequently, like pretty toes, smooth and tanned legs, lots of moisturizer....you all know the drill. Winter can hide a wide variety of grooming lapses! Summer, however, gives you nothing to hide behind and its a lot of work to maintain that summer look. The white shoes don't require a thing except occasionally a good wipe down after wearing. Easy peasy!
So from now until Labor Day, you can pretty much expect to see me in white shoes, even if they turn out to be just Keds!