White After Labor Day?


Well, Labor Day has passed us by and the question enters my mind each day when I go to the closet to pick out what to wear………can I wear white after Labor Day?

Is this even still a thing?

I remember as a child, on Memorial Day, my mom would go to the cedar closet and retrieve her white shoes, white sweaters and white jackets so she was ready for the summer.

On Labor Day, she would gather all of the bright white items of the summer and take them back up to the closet and put them away for the next three seasons.

I don’t wear much white, other than shoes or my wedding dress. Etiquette has nothing to do with it. I undoubtedly get something on my white clothes whenever I wear it. For a baby shower I bought a cute dress and a white jean jacket to go over it and, you guessed it, got a spot on it the first time I wore it.

I can’t wear white.

Wondering if this white tradition was still a “thing”, I started to pay attention to the people around me and I must say I think the MidWest is perhaps THE most confused part of the country.  I’ve seen flop flops being worn the same day I see someone else wearing boots, and people with sweatshirts and then a minute later someone with just a tank top on.

So, maybe there is no white after Labor Day etiquette anymore? Or maybe, we are just trying to make it each day and have thrown all of those silly traditions out the window.

Do you wear white after Labor Day? Is this still a thing of etiquette?

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I am a Buckeye by birth, but LOVE Louisville. We have cheered for those Louisville Cardinals for a few years when my stepdaughter played basketball in Louisville and fell in love with the city! I live in Ohio with my husband Tony. Together we have 6 kids, Joe, and his wife Allison, Austin, and his wife Hannah, Sydney and her husband Hayden, Andrew and his wife Lauren and our littles, Max and Eli. Did I mention we are a little nuts starting over with this parenting thing when we are 45+? We are officially a Tiki and Jeep (our version of Grandma and Grandpa) since May of 2022 and have 2 grandsons with a 3rd on the. My husband and I are both ministers, and we get to work together in a local church. We were both married before and brought our families together in 2010. After a few years of marriage, we felt God's leading for us to adopt. We added Max to our family in 2014 and Eli joined us in 2017, our quiver is officially full! Blending our family has been an adventure! Add some ex-spouses and two birth mommas and we have ourselves a crazy crew! Coffee is my love language. The beach is my happy place and I long to have my toes in the sand.


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