There are many reasons why I’m wearing white after Labor Day and it really has nothing to do with the color white. Don’t get me wrong, I love white especially when it’s bright white. I don’t really care about all the different shades of white unless I’m looking at paint colors; then the shade of white makes a big difference. Who knew there were so many shades of white?
I’m wearing white after Labor Day because I’m not getting stuck in ridiculous fashion rules any more. Who makes up these rules anyway? Who are the fashion police who tell us what we can and cannot wear? I’ve never understood this fashion law about white. Think about it…it’s ridiculous!
Does not wearing white after Labor Day make you a better person? I think not. Does it somehow qualify for the best dressed award? Again, no. So why do we make such a BIG thing about wearing white after Labor Day?
I grew up in California where it’s summer all year round, so white feels light and breezy and perfectly acceptable. Now that I live in Tennessee, summer is clearly not over until long after Labor Day, so why again…why can’t I wear white? Makes zero sense to me.
Other than what Vogue Magazine says, (which really doesn’t dictate what I wear), I’m wearing white after Labor Day because pure and simple – I’m going to be a rebel. I’m no longer worrying about others think of my clothing choices. I’m not interested in the opinions of random women sneering at me if I wear white jeans after Labor Day. By the way…these are the same women who talk on their cell phones and try and get away with random texting while driving – so their sneers and opinions mean NOTHING to me.
In fact…judgmental humans really have no longer have any bearing on what I do. I’m so not interested in other people’s judgments. This is possibly the most freeing realization I’ve ever experienced.
I’m wearing white after Labor Day and I think you should too (if you want to) because isn’t it time that we stop falling prey to these anonymous people who set rules that are supposed to make us feel “less than” if we violate them?
You should know that this whole White Thing began back in the 1800’s because rich people were the only ones wore white (think F.Scott Fitzgerald) and after Labor Day weekend – their fun in the sun ended. Thus – no white for anyone EVER! It’s the 21st Century for crying out loud! And then of course…fashion editors went along with this trend and told us that we ABSOLUTELY could NOT WEAR WHITE.
Who cares? Do you really care? If you do, I really want to hear from you in the comment section below.
The Reasons I’m Wearing White After Labor Day
And you should to, if suits your fancy.
- I’m completely rebelling against RULES that make zero sense to me and have absolutely no relevant meaning to my life.
- I’m spending more time doing what pleases me and less time pleasing everyone else. What a concept!
- I’m tired of always following other people’s rules – people I don’t even know.
- I like white and it likes me, so I’m wearing it if I want to.
- I’m giving myself permission to be ME each and every day of my life. (This, my friend is not as easy as it sounds. Permission to be ME is a big step.)
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you should rebel against rules and social norms. Rules exist for a reason, but I am telling you that it’s time we women stopped falling victim to antiquated fashion rules that don’t serve us in any positive way.
Just BE YOU. Make a point to discover who you are without all the rules and if you get a sneer from someone because you’re wearing white pants, why not ask what this person is looking at? Silly thought? I don’t think so. When you start living your life in ways that make you happen…everything and I mean everything changes and it might just begin with wearing WHITE!
***There is one caveat…do not wear white to a wedding. It’s the bride’s day – let her shine.
And if you need a little inspiration…here’s one of my favorite songs about Being YOU! Click here.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one….