How to Wear White in Winter

How to Wear White in Winter

My weakness for wearing white only increases as the days grow colder.  Maybe the crisp brilliance of white sweaters reminds me of snow and cozying up by a fire with hot cocoa and a book.  See this white outfit below along with a few tips on how to pull off white in the winter!

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Top: Lilly Pulitzer | Cardigan: TJ Maxx (similar) | Jeans: Lilly Pulitzer | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bag: Henri Bendel | Watch: Jord Wood Watch

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I’m noticing that more and more of my outfits involve a camisole layered with a cozy cardigan paired with skinny jeans and comfy shoes.  Make the combination white and I’m in heaven.  A silk camisole and soft denim pant from Lilly Pulitzer serve as a solid base for this outfit.  I found the cardigan wrap at TJ Maxx last week and it is truly one of the softest articles of clothing I’ve owned.  The fringe-detail booties create a contrasting anchor for the outfit to land.

Wearing all white during the colder months can be a bit daunting, but below are three simple tips to keep in mind while you create your masterpiece of an outfit.

Layer

Throwing on a white sweater and white pants is fine and all, but use layers to really make an outfit unique.  Re-purpose that white tank top you wore on summer vacation by wearing it under a cardigan or jacket.  Layer a sweater under a sleeveless coat.  The possibilities are countless.

Contrast

A basic white outfit is a blank canvas for creativity.  To make the outfit stand out, add a few contrasting colors with your accessories.  I kept it simple in this outfit with brown neutral fringed booties, a brown handbag, and a brown watch.  You don’t have to be that neutral.  Spring for black pumps and a pink scarf or blinged-out necklace.  Or even make your bag the centerpiece of the outfit.  Use the neutrality of your white outfit to be a springboard for

Texture

Combining different fabric textures in one outfit is an easy way to elevate a look.  Whether it’s a satin camisole, cable-knit sweater, ribbed long-sleeve tee, wool coat, fleece cardigan, or pebbled leather bag, mixing textures creates dimension that draws the eye into the outfit.

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