White After Labor day: Fashion Faux Pas?

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Just to clarify, labor day is in September, marking the final days of summer and the beginning of fall.

Okay, so first off we need to address where this whole “don’t wear white after labor day” came from. Well, allow me to give you a bit of a history lesson.

This entire concept started in the 1800s where wearing white allowed for differentiation between classes. Those of a higher caliber would wear white during the summer months because the weather was poppin’ and the rich people enjoyed it by sipping their iced teas and taking part in leisure activities. On the contrary, those who worked for them would wear black because they were working away. When the cooler months rolled in, the “rich people” traditionally, would no longer wear white. However, there are practical implications of this faux pas. During this time of year, it starts to snow and typically, it’s not that thick beautiful white snow that just stays as is. It more often than not becomes very slushy, dirty, and gross -not really an incentive to wear white pants… 2017-11-14-PHOTO-00000068

Caught up in the midst of this fashion crisis I texted my friend who gave me well-founded fashion advice: “wear whatever you want” she said. So I did! I had bought these pants over the summer wanting to wear them but just never really had the opportunity as there were many other outfits that I also wanted to rock.

I must say, that I made it through most of the day without getting those pants dirty but then… In the evening after I hopped out of my friend’s car, I noticed dirt marks on the back of my pants 😦

So would I wear white pants after labor day again? Yes, but I would just be a bit more careful next time. As one of my friends likes to say “You gotta risk it to get the biscuit!” (Don’t I have wonderful friends?)

All in all, in fashion, rules are made to be broken so question the norms and don’t be afraid to push the boundaries a little 😉

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Outfit details:

Gloves and toque: Spring

Poncho: Topshop

T-shirt: H&M

Jeans: Levis

Booties: Softmoc

“Fashion is not about the price tag of the clothes, but the style of the one wearing them” -Gma ❤ 

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