Most style rules we’ve heard over repeated year after year simply no longer apply. You should never mix black and navy… Don’t mix and match different metals… Your handbag should match your shoes… And don’t wear white after Labor Day.
Many reports state this “no white rule” started at the turn of the century, quietly spread by the old-money elite crowd to distinguish themselves from the “nouveau riche.”
Another theory claims it simply was meant to signal the end of summer and the federal holiday was to remind people to switch out their summer linens with thicker fabrics.
In recent years, white has become one of the chicest colors to don year-round.
White pants were seen after Labor Day, all-white outfits were worn by the fashion elite, and white sunglasses started popping up as a new neutral to be embraced through each season. They act as a classic neutral and stylish upgrade from traditional black shades. Best of all, white sunglasses can be worn after Labor Day and beyond.
So go ahead and break antiquated fashion rules. We’ve made it easy with a roundup of the best white sunglasses to wear, well, whenever.