Do you see those girls wearing winter white and think “I couldn’t pull that off”? Well, you can – trust us. In the dreary days of January, winter white feels so fresh, and makes a statement among the throngs of black coat/black leggings/black boot wearers. Go for heavy drama and don an all white look, or take it down a notch and pair your whites with pale neutrals like taupe, camel and grey – and even a dash of black. Play with shades ranging from paper white to ecru to ivory, and add a generous dose of texture and shine for interest.
LADY IN WHITE
Take the ladylike vibe to a whole new level by pairing winter white separates with unique metallic accessories. A graphic lace sweater and flirty skirt get some boyish charm with a wool baseball jacket. Unexpected earrings, a studded silver leather clutch and croc embossed heels let them know that you may be a lady, but you’re still a force to be reckoned with.
Where do we think you’re going? A ladies-who-lunch brunch.
Guipure lace sweater by Chloe, from Harrods. Fluted crepe skirt, wool bomber-sweater jacket by J. Crew. Nude and gold embossed leather heels by Alice + Olivia. Silver leather pouch by Ela, from Club Monaco. Tusk earrings by Shaun Leane, from Farfetch.com.
Ivory wide leg pants and a shiny top – seasonless and always stylish. Use a grey wool coat to tone down the full on white-on-white look, and add some black and white accessories for a graphic punch. Then grab a silver cuff and head out the door.
Where do we think you’re going? A mid-winter baby shower.
Sequin front top by Dorothy Perkins. Twill wide leg pants by Bottega Veneta, from Net-a-Porter.com. Grey coat by Philosophy di A. F., from Yoox.com. Black/natural heels by Banana Republic. Snake print clutch by Roque Bags, from Bottica.com.
WHITE AT WORK
Yes, you can dress appropriately for work and be winter cozy at the same time. An ivory chunky turtleneck looks fab with skinny jeans, but becomes office-friendly with a matching pencil skirt. Add a fur vest, taupe knee-high boots, and a gold cuff – and tie it all together with a neutral color block bag.
Where do we think you’re going? To the office – and you’re in charge.
Mohair/wool sweater by Mango. Pencil skirt by J. Crew. Boxy fur vest by Topshop. Taupe suede boots by Kenneth Cole. Color block tote by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Gold cuff by La Corza by Sabo Designs, from Bottica.com.
You’ll be totally cool (and totally hot) in white skinnies, a boyfriend tux blazer, and floaty lace top. Ground your look with chunky camel booties, and add some edgy-girlishness with delicate sculptural earrings.
Where do we think you’re going? Girls’ night out, of course!