So there’s the saying that you can’t wear white after Labour Day because it’s a fashion faux pas. A little digging on the Internet actually reveals that the sartorial rule goes back to the late 1800s, and it was used by the old monies to differentiate themselves from the nouveau riche. Some say that this was a ploy by the rich to distance themselves from the poor, who did menial labour and would inevitably get their starched white clothing dirty, while others argue that America’s Labour Day, which falls in September, marks the start of autumn — hence, the consequent lack of need for summer clothing.
Regardless of the history, it’s not a rule we’d adhere to. White garments and accessories naturally lend an air of polish for its pristine, crisp hue. Plus, summer is year-round in Singapore. Our favourites above.