WHO says you can't wear white on Labour Day! - Archive November 2014

It’s a well-known fashion rule that white..especially pants cannot be worn after Labour Day! I have asked a couple of people, and no one seems to know where this fashion rule originated from, yet it is followed diligently by the masses. I did some research and found a couple of explanations. The most popular being that in urban cities in the 30’s, only the wealthy wore white; as they were the only ones that could afford escaping the city during the summer months. When the well-off returned from bathing in the sun, they would stow away their white garments till the next season. In summary we do not wear white after Labour Day because a socialite in the 30’s said so! Seeing how that is not solid reasoning that is relevant today, I decided to style a couple of fall outfits with… yes you guessed it… WHITE! 

Pair bright whites with bold colours…cobalt blue, black, charcoal grey, magenta. These colours will enhance the brightness of the white.

Pair bright whites with bold colours…cobalt blue, black, charcoal grey, magenta. These colours will enhance the brightness of the white.

Ivory or off white should be paired with warm golden tones, such as burnt orange, mustard, beige, and browns.

Ivory or off white should be paired with warm golden tones, such as burnt orange, mustard, beige, and browns.

White pants can also be worn with denim shirts and jackets, chunky knit sweaters, almost any shoe of choice. I also find white to be a refreshing addition to the dreary colour palette of our fall and winter wardrobes. So go ahead, break the rules, and have fun with it

 

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