There’s Going To Be A White Out

Summer is your time to shine while wearing white, but does it have to end with the season?

Time is running out on your days left of being able to dabble in this sleek color according to the infamous rule of not wearing the color after Labor Day.

But why did this rule commence in the first place? Historians believe that it does not do with the functionality of the light color with the hot weather, but instead it may be symbolic. According to an article on, “the look of white linen suits and Panama hats at snooty resorts were a ‘look of leisure.’” Because Labor Day marks the end of summer, they think it may symbolize a time to put away the resort looks and start back at work or school. “There used to be a much clearer sense of re-entry. You’re back in the city, back at school, back doing whatever you’re doing in the fall – and so you have a new wardrobe,” states Steele in the article.

The historic background revolving around the issue of wearing white after Labor Day gives the tradition more of an appeal. But, the realm of fashion is always evolving, so why stop wearing white when summer ends?

Emilio Pucci, Chloe, and Marc Jacobs are brands that advocate the new innovative trend of the transition of white past the summer months in their fall collections. These designers have categorized this a rule of the past.

Fashion is all about change. So, continue to sport the white blazers, blouses, and denim past the official mark of the end of summer.

Written By: Lindsay Whisler

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