When dressing for the winter season, many of us don’t typically think of white as our go-to color – especially head-to-toe white, which can seem a bit intimidating. But wearing white, (and its many shades), is a great way to brighten up your winter style. Some people still abandon this color during the winter months because of the “don’t-wear-white-after-Labor-day” rule, but this “rule” is one style myth you should definitely ignore!
Need a little help adding a pop of white to your winter style? Here are some ideas for white-done-right:
–White doesn’t always have to be BRIGHT white. There are many gorgeous shades of this hue – parchment, oyster, bone, eggshell, linen, frost, etc. Choose the shade that best suits your skin tone and complements the other colors in your outfit. White pairs perfectly with pale colors in the winter – think pale greys, pinks and blues. We know these combos are gorgeous in spring, but they can be especially refreshing and unexpected in the winter!
Bailey 44 skirt $180, Brochu Walker sweater $398, Betsy & Iya necklace $88, Liebeskind handbag $198
–White jeans in the winter? Just say yes! Denim is a great starting point for adding white to your wardrobe – it’s casual, easy to style and totally chic.
Brochu Walker sweater $310, 7 for all Mankind denim $189, Michelle Rhodes necklace $118
–A chunky knit sweater is a great way to rock white in the winter. Throw on a cozy, light sweater when the temps are low and pair with jeans or a skirt for that perfect winter-time look! This is also a good way to wear white during those transitional weeks between seasons; a sweater keeps you warm but the white hue has you dreaming of spring days.
Left: White & Warren fringe scarf $298, Michelle Rhodes necklace $118 Right: Brochu Walker sweater $364, White & Warren sweater $298
–Want to stand out in head-to-toe-white? Avoid trying to match the shades – that’s the quickest way to have your look fall flat. Try a bright white paired with a warmer white that has hints of pink or blue. Also, use texture (e.g., lace, crochet, rib knit, etc.) to add dimension to your look. By adding dimension to a head-to-toe white ensemble, you enhance the creamy shades therefore making the overall look more interesting.
Bailey 44 blouse $218, Mother denim $189
Don’t reserve your whites for spring and summer months – it’s time to start embracing white all winter (and year) long!
Here’s to great style!
Karla and The Garys’ Team