"It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules." - Alexander McQueen
A question that may be on everyone's mind this time of year is, "Can I wear white after Labor Day?" I can remember my mom always telling me that I could only wear white after Memorial Day and then put it away after Labor Day. Why is this silly precedent still in question? I decided to look into the history behind the "No White after Labor Day" edict.
Interestingly enough, this rule dates back to the early 1900's. In the era when high society would leave their homes in the city on Memorial Day and summer in the mountains or at the beach (well, I guess this still happens in certain circles), they would also swap their darker, heavier fabrics for their summer whites or lighter clothes. The rule was established to allow the high society folk to distinguished themselves from the lower class. Only the rich and famous could afford switching out their wardrobe for the various seasons. Seems crazy, doesn't it!? The fact that this "Fashion Rule" is still in question is silly. Actually, Coco Chanel wore white year round, so go ahead and wear white whenever you feel like it, but maybe keep the white sandals at home!
White jeans and jacket!
Go ahead and break the rules!!!