Labour Day

Hi Santorialists,

This week I decided to pass on the Friday and give you a Labour Day post instead. This post will consist of background to Labour Day (for those who don’t know), how you should go about your Labour Day shopping, and some outfits I think are note worthy for school and the year coming up!


Labour Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1894, a day that was made to celebrate the working man. This day is usually connected with returning to school now a days, and used in retail as a day for big sale give aways before the back to school season.

The irony of retail workers working

“Because of the importance of the sale weekend, some of those who are employed in the retail sector not only work on Labor Day, but work longer hours. More Americans work in the retail industry than any other, with retail employment making up 24% of all jobs in the United States.[8] As of 2012, only 3% of those employed in the retail sector were members of a labor union.[8]” – Wikipedia

Labour Day is also the signal that summer is coming to an end. It is considered by many post secondary students as the last weekend to party before locking themselves in their rooms to study for exams and write their papers.

According to Wikipedia “high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white[9] or seersucker.”

Remember the saying “don’t wear white after Labour Day”?

As fashion enthusiasts we should take complete advantage of this day, and the great sales that come with it. This is your chance to get all of your fall and school outfits ready, along with getting all the supplies you could need. For those not in school, it never hurts to go gather more artillery for your closet. This would be a great weekend to go gather some of those pieces that you wanted for your outfit but never could convince yourself to buy. With sales at every store this is a shoppers dream day (besides Black Friday and Christmas of course).

Rules of Shopping

So what do I suggest you look for this fall when going shopping on Labour Day: The 5 G’s of shopping:

(1) Gank a nice jacket

(2) Grab those sweaters, cardigans, and blazers in all those fall colours

(3) Gather some denim and pants for the fall and again don’t fear throwing in some colour

(4) Get your fall shoes out and prepare those boots..

(5) and Gank those sales!

Definition of Gank 

For great back to school looks, check out Tommy Hilfigure’s site where they display a plethora of looks for this school year both for teachers and students!

Also send me all your back to school shopping outfits on Facebook, TwitterInstagramPinterest or Tumblr.

Until next week!

Stay Fresh,

Mark A. Santoro


Twitter: @MarrkSantoro


Instagram: @Markitfresh