13 Inspiring Ideas for Wearing White This Winter
Wearing white after Labor Day isn’t new, but that doesn’t stop most of us from slipping into an all-black uniform in the winter. An all-white outfit may seem intimidating, but there’s no color better to brighten up the darkest days of the year. To convince and inspire you, we’ve collected some ideas for wearing white in the winter from the most stylish bloggers.
Little White Dress
Trade the traditional LBD for a white frock to stand out at any event this winter. Natasha of Bisous Natasha proves that wearing white can be perfect for winter when it's a heavy fabric like tweed or knit. Top it with a statement coat when you're coming and going.
Mixing textures is the key to wearing white in winter. Krystal Schlegel's cute winter white outfit is easy to copy, too! Start with a pair of white jeans, and pair them with a cozy white or off-white sweater. Finish the look with tonal leather shoes and a few dainty pieces of jewelry.
It's easier to commit to wearing white when you cheat the monochromatic look with a few accessories. Classic black and cognac leather are our favorites; Crystalin Marie pulls off the latter here. Swap in tan accessories from your closet to re-create this look: A floppy hat, a cross-body bag, or ankle boots would work equally well!
With a dose of bravery on a casual Friday, you can totally pull off an all-white outfit at work. Look to Helena of Brooklyn Blonde for an office-appropriate version of a winter white ensemble. Avoid any pieces that are too form-fitting or short. Choose fluid, formal cuts instead, like a sleek blazer, a silk or cotton tee, and wide-leg pants. Add a statement necklace and an embellished bag to take the look from day to night.
Ease into wearing white with one statement piece. No matter what's underneath, a white winter coat gives your outfit a fresh finish. Look for one with a streamlined cut like Eleonora Carisi's on Le Fashion. We love how the bright hue pops against her dark jeans; but this coat would be the perfect finish to an all-white outfit, too.
Wearing white is the perfect way to switch up your go-to weekend outfit. Pull out the white jeans you usually reserve for warmer days, and pair them with your coziest white sweater. To break up all that white, Kat of With Love From Kat keeps this look approachable with a navy coat and tan ankle boots.
Crisp white jeans can be the starting point for a multitude of all-white outfits. Karla of Karla's Closet masters the casual take on this look by pairing hers with a sporty white sweatshirt. You can continue the casual mood with white sneakers, or follow her lead with pointed pumps and a daytime clutch.
Shades of White
If you're not ready to go full-on white, try a less bright shade like ivory or ecru. Worn head to toe, it has the same crisp, minimalist effect. Take a style tip from Blair of Atlantic Pacific, and wear tailored pieces like a jumpsuit and a jacket for the sharpest look.
Try wearing white to the next get-together or casual event on your agenda. Donning matching separates in lieu of a dress has already proven to be a crowd pleaser, and we think this clean color will have the same effect. Echo Rachel of Pink Peonies with pale pink accessories, or go with black or red for a more dramatic finish.
Wearing white in a professional setting is all about proportions. Avoid too-tight pieces at all costs; they should be perfectly tailored. Camille of Camille Over The Rainbow shows how it's done with an ivory, structured jacket and wide-leg pants paired with a stark white tee.
White & Cream
A winter white outfit is as much about the accessories as it is about the white clothes. Go for pale colors, pastels, or off-white hues for the cleanest look. To take it up a notch, we love how Lacey of A Lacey Perspective chose a light metallic clutch and pumps. Along with her sparkly necklace, this outfit is perfect for a winter date night.
A fresh white palette is perfect for trying new pieces like capes or culottes. It keeps the focus on one piece and keeps the outfit from being overwhelmingly trendy. Pandora Sykes pairs hers with a chunky knit sweater and pointed pumps to elongate her legs. Not ready for culottes? Get the same look with a voluminous skirt instead!
The key to wearing white from head to toe is a minimalist look. Go for simple or tailored pieces and little to no accessories. Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland pulls it off with a white jacket, skinny jeans, and lengthening white pointed pumps. Avoid pops of color—a light gray tee is enough to break up the look. Choose a single accessory like a cuff bracelet or gold earrings to complete the outfit.