Even though the all white outfit is best reserved for your post-Memorial Day and pre-Labor Day wardrobe, you can still add some white to your winter wardrobe. Wearing white from head to toe is a major fashion “don’t” during the winter months but you can get away with a white coat, sweater and white accessories during the colder season. The key to making these pieces work for you is to make sure the rest of the outfit has some bright and bold contrasting colors. Your white clothing items and accessories will be the focal point of your ensemble and can be used to add a chic and stylish touch to your office outfits and even weekend wear.
Whether you’re heading out on a shopping spree or slaving away in the cubicle this winter, use some of these fashion tips for wearing white during the winter season:
A long white scarf wrapped around your neck can be a great complement to a v-neck sweater or polo neck during the winter season. The scarf will stand out when you wear it over a dark red, black, green or other bold colored top this winter. Look for white scarves with small accents such as intricate beadwork, small tassels or a sequin trim to keep things festive for the season.
Adam Glassman, Oprah Magazine’s creative director, says that it’s just fine to wear white jeans after Labor Day. The key to making this look work is to coordinate with a brightly colored jacket, polo neck sweater and other tops that are more rich and vibrant. White jeans can add a sophisticated touch to your look and can be a welcome change from your usual dark blue jeans or black pants. Jazz things up with a silver or gold satin blouse or keep thing simple with a brown or black sweater.
Add a white handbag to your accessory list this winter and pair it with a black peacoat or other neutral-colored outfit for an eye-catching look this season. An oversized white hobo bag or tote can freshen up a drab winter wardrobe. Wrap a colorful scarf around the handles or accessorize the bag with a gleaming silver or gold medallion or chain when you want to change things up.
White Cable Knit Sweater
Cozy up with a thick cable knit sweater in white this season. This can be a great match when you’re off running errands on weekends or just want to relax on the couch with friends after a long day at work. Pair the cable knit sweater with skinny jeans in a dark wash denim or with a pair of thick leggings for a cool, casual but chic ensemble.
If you don’t live in a place that gets a lot of snow during the winter months, it’s easy to sport a bright white peacoat for the season. A fitted white peacoat with oversized buttons and a waist-hugging belt can create that perfect feminine silhouette you want and is best-accessorized with a bright red or burgundy scarf and black gloves. The only downside of the white wool coat is the cleaning and maintenance involved. You will need to make a few trips to the drycleaners to keep your coat looking bright and beautiful all season long.
From stylish white jeans to a simple white scarf, there are plenty of ways to incorporate white into your winter wardrobe. An all-white outfit for winter won’t earn you any points in the fashion department, so stick with just one or two white items per outfit to pull off this look with style!