DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it proper etiquette to wear your jeans tucked in your suede boots in May? I know if I were riding on the back of my fiance's motorcycle, it would be totally appropriate:)! However, I'm just going out with the girls:)!
YOUR SPEEDY REPLY WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED:)!
GENTLE READER: WHY? ARE THE GIRLS GOING TO LEAVE WITHOUT YOU?:)!
Miss Manners is both amused and befuddled by your question. Is it the tucking in of the jeans that you are afraid will offend? Wearing suede in May? Or somehow the combination?
While unseasonable to wear suede boots in May, it is not the breach of etiquette that is wearing white before Memorial Day (cue the maelstrom of dissent).
The rules of etiquette are not at stake here (unless it is a formal event, but Miss Manners feels pretty certain that it is not), but rather your reputation for fashion sense among your friends. If that is the case, try it and see.