Although black is my go-to color in every season, I do like to shake things up a bit in the winter by incorporating white into my wardrobe repertoire. By white, I really mean cream verging on light beige… or ecru as the French call it.
Sporting a “winter white” look is the ultimate fashion statement. It feels fresh and carries the subtext: “Darling, I’m above worrying about the snow/sleet/rain/mud ruining my fabulous outfit.”
Here are six white wardrobe pieces in no particular order that everyone can add to their winter wardrobe. Best of all, many are on sale!
Pro Tip: Remember, your white and cream shades don’t have to match. Play with tones and use texture to add interest.
Whether it’s cashmere or a simple wool version, a classic sweater is a great layering piece. I love to wear mine under blazers, with denim, or on their own with a nice pair of trousers.
I love a long, wool, wrap version, but a short pea coat is nice as well. I especially love them layered over turtlenecks and trousers in the same tone.
I would love to be able to add the Insta-famous chunky Chelsea boot from The Row to my wardrobe, but I’ve seen some good “designer-inspired” versions out there. Love the punk vibe they add to a casual layered winter look. As with the tall boots, I also love a western style, short boots.
I really like the look of off-white denim in winter. I prefer a traditional Levi’s 501 style silhouette or a straight leg that hits at the ankle for casual wear with loafers, boots, and sneakers. I also like a trouser style for a more elevated look with a heel.
I love the ease of a dress, especially in a knit which is comfortable and adds an element of texture. Any shade of white is good, worn with tall boots. Whether the dress is body con or on the looser side, worn with or without a belt or under a blazer, this ladylike combo really hits for me.
A bag, a hat, a deliciously soft scarf…not only does a soft, pale color complete a white winter look, but it’s a really wonderful alternative to all the black in your wardrobe.
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