Wearing White After Labor Day
Did you know that you can wear white after Labor Day?
For over a century, Americans dutifully followed the no-white-after-Labor-Day rule. The origin of this rule is unclear. Some say that rich people used to only wear white on vacation during the summer. Others claim that dirty coal heat ruined white clothes once temperatures dropped or that the fashion elite banned white after summer.
Regardless, it is now perfectly acceptable to wear white year-round if you choose the proper fabric. For fall, replace your white linens with white garments made of wool or cashmere. Polish your look by adding a rich color for contrast. No matter the season, always consider where you are going, who you will be meeting, and how to present your best self.