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Wednesday & I’m wondering……

Labor Day is the traditional end of summer

They say your not suppose to wear linen or white pants after Monday…….I dare to differ

Nonsense say the fashionistas

Where did that old wives tale originate?

Historians speculate the origin of the no-white-after–Labor Day rule may be symbolic. In the early 20th century, white was the uniform of choice for Americans well-to-do enough to decamp from their city digs to warmer climes for months at a time: light summer clothing provided a pleasing contrast to drabber urban life. “If you look at any photograph of any city in America in the 1930s, you’ll see people in dark clothes,” says Scheips, many scurrying to their jobs. By contrast, he adds, the white linen suits and Panama hats at snooty resorts were “a look of leisure.”

Read more:Β http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1920684,00.html#ixzz24uZdMcVM

Coco made white a year round staple…

making her own rules

Really, who are “they”

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