All White, All The Time
Call me a rebel but I still wear white after Labor Day and so far no one has called me out on it. I mean don't get me wrong I’d be lying if I said I don’t ever question my style choices when pulling on a pair of white denim the first week of September.
But guess what? It is ok to wear white after Labor Day. Plus, you’ve got more things to worry about nowadays. Like whether or not Bachelorette Rachel choose the right guy. I mean common on - you know she loves Peter more.
Jokes aside, some of you still think wearing white after labor day is a no-no. So I thought I’d drop a little knowledge via Emily post. Hopefully to bring some insight into why wearing white after labor day even became a thing. Here’s what she has to say:
“Back in Emily’s day—the nineteen 00s, 10s and 20s—the summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Society flocked en masse from town house to seaside “cottage” or mountain “cabin” to escape the heat. City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer outfits. Come fall and the return to the city, summer clothes were put away and more formal city clothes donned once more. It was an age when there was a dress code for practically every occasion, and the signal to mark the change between summer resort clothes and clothing worn for the rest of the year was encapsulated in the dictum “No white after Labor Day.” And it stuck.
So, there you have it. It's an old age tradition brought on by high society and now that A - that's not really a thing anymore and B - being a rebel is more fun anyway. I say, bring out those whites baby and rock them all year long!
Lucy Shay Solarz is a super cool babe that lives in Des Moines, Iowa. She works on content styling at Now Now. You can see more of her on Instagram @iamloucee