White After Labor Day?
There’s that silly time honored fashion rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. This dates back as early as the 1900’s, when the affluent would return from vacation and retire their white clothes once summer was over. There was no real practical reason for the rich to follow this, but they continued following this “rule” to remain acceptable.
Of course with rules, there is always a rule breaker. Coco Chanel famously wore white year round despite this rule, and at a time when pale creamy skin was lauded as the epitome of beautiful skin, she would come back from vacation tanned and sun-kissed (also starting that trend too, by the way;)
I sort of understand why people would retire their white clothes after summer in places that actually have FOUR seasons. Rain and winter slush would not be a good compliment to the otherwise perennial pair of white skinnies you can wear in say, sunny southern Cali. If you live in a place that is constantly sunny and rarely rains, I say why let that silly (outdated) fashion rule dictate what you wear? If you love white and you feel fabulous in it, then by all means wear it year round!
Here I am wearing white before Labor Day just so I can wear white again after Labor Day! Ha!
Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend!!
All photos shot by the amazing Kelly Brooke. She wears white whenever she wants to too. Follow her on instagram @kellybrookephoto to see her work or you can check out her site here.
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