You’ve Been Wearing Winter White All Wrong

Woman outside in the snow wearing a winter white coat carrying shopping bags

White after Labor Day? Why, of course! Once a faux pas, the fashion world is now endorsing this shade all year long, especially when the temps drop.

Winter white looks amazingly refreshing in a sea of navy, black and gray that traditionally accompany cold-weather wardrobes. We’ve got 3 must-have winter white looks to challenge summer's “no white after Labor Day” rule. Follow our simple do’s and don’ts to wear white right this season.

laydown image of lace up sweater with a winter white jacket, black leggings and black shooties

DON'T: OVER ACCESSORIZE

Keep the look clean with a few well-chosen pieces. As the saying goes, less is more. This last outfit proves you can totally look hot…even when it’s not. Start off with your base layers: a ribbed white top with serious lace-up action and leggings (a must for every girl’s closet!). Elevate your look with black shooties with a great heel and sleek gold details. Heading out? This winter white faux fur coat has cozy chic written all over it.


DON'T: WEAR WHITE SHOES WITH A WINTER WHITE OUTFIT

Instead, go for contrasting shoes, like a pop of bright cherry red or wear-again neutrals like these over-the-knee boots in a rich taupe. Some of you may ask, “White skinnies? In winter?” Oh, yes. Trust us: these will quickly become your go-to jeans. White skinnies are so versatile – they go with practically every color imaginable. Perfect for getting max style mileage. “Winterize” your white jeans by pairing with a deeper color, like this olive sweater.

laydown shot of winter white pants, olive green sweater, and knee high taupe suede heeled boots


laydown shot of winter white skirt, black shirt, black faux leather jackets and black booties

DON'T: GET TOO MATCHY-MATCHY

An easy trick to wearing winter white – mix with interesting fabrics and textures. Here, we combined a ribbed pencil skirt with a flowy top. Finish with a fab biker jacket for a touch of tough-girl edge, plus some head-turning booties and tights. Remember: a pencil skirt’s job is to accentuate your curves. So look for fabric with some structure, yet is stretchy enough to create a smoothing effect.

Whatever way you wear it, winter white is a fantastic way to brighten up dreary winter days (and nights!).

Category: Your Style

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