One of the oldest fashion rules known to (wo)man is that you can’t wear white after Labor Day. Ummmm, you can’t tell me what to do. If you don’t know already, the biggest reason that I love fashion itself is that there are no rules. You can wear a bright pink polka-dot sweater with a zebra printed midi skirt and rock it. So you better believe it that I will now and forever wear white after Labor Day.
Why I Love White
There is something about wearing white that will forever be a classic. It’s the crispness, the chicness, the ability to attract every stain in the world….ok, so that is one downside that I’m willing to take my chances on. When I picture a woman wearing white, I can’t help but imagine that she is in control of her surroundings and commands attention. It can be anything from a pair of white jeans, a white pencil skirt, an oversized white sweater or a white trench coat. No matter what white piece that woman is wearing, she owns the place.
White After Labor Day
According to Sothern Living Magazine, this rule may have come about out of function or from the rich Americans of the early 20th century. They would leave the cities and head for calmer ground during the summer. Why would they wear white in the city with all of that dirt and dust flying around? Whatever the reason, this rule caught on and was widely adopted. If there is one thing you take away from me, let it be this. IT’S OK TO WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY! Just think of all the amazing outfits and styles you are missing out on with an all winter white look being one of them.
How I’m Wearing White
The easest white after Labor Day look you can do is with a simple pair of white jeans. Being plus size, it took me two years to find the right pair of white jeans. I ended up getting this particular pair in one of my Stitch Fix boxes and am ready to add more. Since we are officially into fall, I paired my white jeans with this beautiful green sweater. Did I mention it has elbow patches!? Finish the look with a pair of booties and you have a great after Labor Day white look. So tell me, are you going to embrace the white after Labor Day trend?