Clearly I am rocking white after Labor Day. Personally, I think that the “no white after Labor Day” rule is so silly.
Where did it come from?
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and on, you were seen as poor if you wore white after Labor Day. Many fashionista tastemakers were in New York City and would don sheer, light, white clothing pieces during the summer to escape the heat, and then would jet off to their cabins after Labor Day, piling on the wool and dark colors. This ideal certainly left its mark on the bigtime magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue…which set the tone for our culture today.
Do you care about adhering to the rules of early 20th century magazines? Didn’t think so. Rock your whites!