Pardon my French, but Europeans really give AF to this outdated US fashion rule. And no, not because its American. But because it really doesn’t have any sense anymore. Besides these 6 cold season’s white outfits are too good not to wear them just because of some rule. So stop asking “Can I wear white shoes after the Labor Day?”. Because the answer is clear. Yes, you can.
If you are from Europe, then you are probably wondering what is this all about. And why no white shoes after the Labor day. Moreover why no white after the Labor day. If you are American, then you are probably hoping I will prove you right. Well, I’m not sure if I will do so. Nevertheless, I will definitely show you there is no reason for you to put all of your white clothes and white shoes away at the end of the summer.
NO WHITE SHOES AFTER THE LABOR DAY? IS THIS EVEN A THING?
Again, there is no such thing as no white after Labor day in Europe. Not even for the white shoes. As said, not because we don’t have a special day that would mean the end of the summer, and because we don’t celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. But because we don’t believe in showing our social status through the colours.
In short, we don’t like snobbery. And wearing no white after the Labor day is nothing else but snobbery. Well, thinking better, I shouldn’t say its snobbery since people don’t even know what this rule was all about in the first place. I guess its more about not understanding the true meaning of this rule.
Anyway, explaining more about this later. First, something for all of you who come from Europe and don’t have a clue about what am I writing about in the first place.
THE MEANING OF NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY
So what is the meaning of no white after the Labor Day? As you read, it means you shouldn’t wear white after the first Monday in September. Since white used to be reserved only for summer and vacation. And no one wore white in the city.
But the truth is, this is just a nonsense people came up with to show they have new clothes to wear for the new season.
According to Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (in an interview with Time), people created this rule to separate the old money elitists from the new money group. Apparently, this rule helped the insiders to keep other people out and outsiders to climb in by proving they know the rules.
Anyway, all in all, this rule of not wearing white after the Labor Day has nothing to do with fashion and style. It’s just some society rule that used to be a golden standard in the US. But you shouldn’t mention it to your Europen friends. Or you might get that look.
#6 CHIC WHITE OUTFITS YOU SHOULD WEAR AFTER THE LABOR DAY
Now that we finally cleared this thing up and you know there is no legit reason for you not to wear white shoes after the Labor Day, it’s time for 6 cold season white outfits with white shoes.
Ps. Don’t forget to save, pin and print this fashion cheat sheet. And share it with your American friend next time she asks you about white shoes after Labor Day rule.
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#1 WHITE SHIRT AND WHITE WESTERN BOOTS
This is what you should wear right after the Labor Day. And yes, I’m wearing my new Ganni boots. Anyway, more about this here. Click an read later. We still have to look at these other 5 chic white outfits.
And also this one with the Prairie blouse.
#2 WHITE SWEATER A MINI AND WESTERN BOOTS
Again, the white Ganni boots. Yes, you will keep seeing me in these white ankle boots this season. Sorry but far from sorry. Not only these booties are fashionable, but they are also very comfortable. Go here to see for what and when you should actually wear this outfit.
#3 WHITE BLAZER, WHITE PLEXI PUMPS AND YELLOW TRACK PANTS
All in white outfit with a dash of yellow. Limelight yellow happens to be one of the Autumn Winter 2018/19 IT colours. So adding it to this white outfit will make you look even chicer and ready for the new season. Ps. Read more about this look here.
#4 WHITE COAT, WHITE TRACK PANTS AND WHITE SNEAKERS
I already wrote about this outfit a while ago. You can read more about this outfit here.
#5 WHITE MULES, WHITE DRESS AND DENIM JACKET
For a day date. Even though the brown mules are the most fashionable mules right now, the white mules don’t step far behind. We still love them. Ps. Get my mules on sale now! It’s probably your last chance. Also, check here to find more about this chic outfit.
#6 WHITE WITH CHECKS
Lastly, an outfit you can wear to your fall picnic. I wore it for my fall picnic in the vineyard. You can check it out over here. Ps. I had my fall picnic in the most beautiful spot ever. It was so romantic and the view was breathtaking. And no, I’m not saying this just because I had wine and grapes at my picnic.
MORE WHITE OUTFITS AND MORE WHITE SHOES AFTER LABOR DAY
I told you I am currently in love with my new white Ganni boots so you can be sure to see even more all in white or somehow white outfits on Brunette from Wall Street this season. And more white shoes after the Labor Day. Besides white, tofu white to be exact is in fashion for autumn winter 2018/19. You saw it in my colour report. By the way, do you wear white after the Labor Day? Or you actually believe we are not supposed to wear white after the first Monday in September?