Seriously though, looking at this photo (another that Andrew bought me, love those bananas) I got to wondering exactly where that fashion "rule" came from. Most online sources I found said it was a way for old money rich to distance themselves from others, especially the nouveau riche. White clothing was seen as vacation wear, and the fact they had the funds for a vacation, let alone a wardrobe for vacationing, helped to illustrate their status. But they were sure adopt a heavier, darker wardrobe after Labor Day, and looked down on those tacky enough to still be wearing white. I also read that white clothing identified people who didn't have to get dirty in the course of their day. Poor people and laborers wore darker colors to disguise the wear and tear.
As for summer being over... you know how I feel about that...
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