What to Wear on Labour Day
Celebrating from afar? Whether you plan to honour tradition by wearing all-white or want to rewrite the rulebook with a little more colour, here’s all the Labour Day outfit inspiration you’ll need
Reminder incoming: there’s not much time between now and Labour Day (4th September), but while you might be miles away from America’s parades, float-filled streets and firework extravaganzas, there’s still a good chance you'll want to celebrate from afar. The first item on your party planning agenda? Deciding what to wear, of course, so banish any feelings of fashion paralysis and piece together your best Labour Day outfit to date by answering this simple yet crucial question: are you among Team Tradition or are you a fully paid-up member of Team New School?
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If you’ve a soft spot for old-school elegance, you’ll know that Labour Day has long been seen as your very last chance to wear white. It’s a rule that dates way back to Victorian society when the holiday - always the first Monday in September - became a cue to store away hot weather outfits in time for autumn’s wetter, muddier and generally white-ruining conditions. But following convention needn't be boring. Pick out inspiring pieces like elegantly oversized dresses patterned in painterly florals, pearlcore jewellery and sleek tailored separates.
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Team New School
If you’re a rule breaker at heart, your Labour Day look defy the all-white status quo and employ a little more colour than in tradition. Maximalists should look to vibrant dresses and shirts in all-out Liberty prints. If you think less really is more, opt for pared-back pieces designed by the masters of minimalism. And if you’re a hype hunter with a finger on fashion’s pulse, tick-off the season's biggest trends, from 90s nostalgia to larger-than-life florals.
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