The old rule about wearing white after Labor Day is gone with this season’s crisp winter whites. Although dressing in head-to-toe black may be your standard winter go-to style formula, with beautiful sweater dresses, pantsuits, and capes available in winter white, you’ll definitely want to give this trend a try. While you shouldn’t bring out summer favorites in white, such as eyelet blouses and lacy dresses, there are plenty of beautiful cold-weather textures and fabrics available in frosty white. Worried about pulling off this trend? We’ve got you covered with the best tips and tricks for pulling off the season’s winter whites.
Mix Your Shades of White
According to Who What Wear, it’s perfectly fine to wear head-to-toe white, something we’ve seen on both royals and celebrities, such as Duchess Kate, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner. The trick is to mix the shades of white for your outfit. You can even throw in a little cream to add dimension. Try pairing together contrasting textures, such as a soft cashmere sweater and heavy denim pants for a casual, cool look. Avoid pieces that look too “matchy matchy” when rocking winter white head-to-toe.
Add Layers to a White Maxi Skirt
A white maxi skirt, like the one Misty Copeland is wearing, is a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, and it’s ideal for layering. Add your favorite chunky sweater to top off a slim, straight maxi. Another option is to layer a thin turtleneck with a favorite flannel shirt to add some contrast to the look. The perfect pair of jewel tone boots is the perfect finish to this look.
Choose Tailored White Pieces
To make winter white look chic, Glamour suggests going with tailored pieces in the shade. Tailored pants or a tailored blazer look perfect. A tailored pantsuit is another stunning option, which Victoria Beckham proved at the People’s Choice Awards (and she designed the chic, tailored suit herself). It gives you a more sophisticated vibe that’s perfect for work or a night out. Going with tailored pieces also keeps the color from overwhelming your frame, and remember, everything shows in white, so you want an impeccable fit.
Add Contrasting Shoes
Don’t make the mistake of adding white shoes to your winter white outfit. Instead, go with contrasting shoes or boots like Jennifer Lopez. Bright cherry red shoes, basic black boots, or even cobalt booties will all add a vibrant pop of color to your look.
Use Accessories to Add Interest
Harper’s Bazaar suggests adding a punch to the season’s winter white fashions by adding bright accessories. Red accessories, such as a red hat or a red clutch, really pop against all the white.
Think of white as a clean canvas and have fun adding statement jewelry, patterned outerwear, sunglasses, or an eye-catching black and white clutch. Just avoid over-accessorizing to keep your look clean.
Top a Festive Outfit with a White Coat
If you’re headed to a holiday party and rocking a festive outfit, top your party look with a statement-making white coat, a look Debra Messing pulled off beautifully. Whether you’re wearing a sparkly jumpsuit, a little black dress, one of the season’s hottest metallic frocks, or a velvet dress in a holiday color, a white coat will look perfect with anything and take your look to the next level.