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Can you wear white during winter? Well, wearing white doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop and the ground gets chilly. Many say wearing white in winter is impractical as you will have plenty of stains to clean.
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Of course, you must be realistic when wearing white jeans, considering the dinginess and spills that can happen, let alone the sloppy days after the snowfall where the grime and dirt would be too much for white jeans.
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That’s why we share styling tips to wear your white outfits in the winter and hack it!
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- 0.1 1. Go All-White
- 0.2 2. Or Mix Shades of White
- 0.3 3. The Classic Black & White
- 0.4 4. Mix With Other Neutrals
- 0.5 5. Or Just Pair With Pastels
- 0.6 6. Wear Color
- 0.7 7. Incorporate Texture
- 0.8 8. Layer Stylishly
- 0.9 9. Accent Your White With Prints
- 0.10 10. Be Dramatic
- 0.11 11. Accessorize With Color & Glitz
- 0.12 12. Wear Winter Shoes
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1. Go All-White
A little daring winter look but yes, you can wear all-white in the winter.
If you plan on wearing head-to-toe white, choose pieces in different shades and textures of white to add visual interest to your look.
Thus, a beautiful jumpsuit would be a great idea, as an all-white one-piece just elevates that ethos more. Pair it with on-trend lace-up boots or riding boots for a complete look.
2. Or Mix Shades of White
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Brilliant white can be a turn-off for many during the cold days. Lucky you as there are a ton of shades of white. Mix shades and materials for a monochromatic outfit that feels dynamic.
You can also wear creamy whites or even light neutral shades of beige as they look heavier, warmer, and add depth and richness to your winter look.
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3. The Classic Black & White
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Black and white is a classic and timeless ensemble that has been worn for centuries and the trend isn’t slowing down.
If all-white looks too stark and impractical for you to wear in winter, then pick a quality pair of white jeans that are well-fitting and pair with a black turtleneck top.
You can also decide to wear black jeans and pair with a classic white top.
If you’re wearing an all-white outfit, it’s a better idea to try accessorizing with black to break up the color a little more.
4. Mix With Other Neutrals
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It is still possible to wear white in the cold season, especially when you have it in bits mixed up with other neutral colors.
Thus, for the easiest pairings, wear your white pants or tops with soft, muted neutrals such as camel, grey and taupe.
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For instance, a thin white turtleneck is an easy way to incorporate the hue into your winter wardrobe. Wear it alone before throwing on top a pale gray suit for a monochrome look, or layer it under a dress.
5. Or Just Pair With Pastels
Pastel colors look heavenly when paired with a pair of your favorite white jeans. Just be sure to keep the rest of the outfit distinctly “winter-like” so that your choice of white denim looks intentional.
For example, a cozy, lavender furry sweater would look absolutely stunning with a pair of white jeans and grey booties. This look also transition perfectly into spring!
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6. Wear Color
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Spice up your fall wardrobe by adding a splash of bright colors to your look. This could be with the help of your outerwear or accessories.
Add more pizzazz to your white outfit by experimenting with one more bold color in your outerwear for example, bag or hat.
You want to avoid going overboard with color by using different shades and tones of the same bold color for cohesiveness.
A pair of white jeans will elevate a standard outfit to the next level. A white dress would also be a nice polished base for your winter layering. Give the look a spring touch by throwing atop a colorful trench coat, a hat, and booties.
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7. Incorporate Texture
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The easiest way to add visual interest to your winter wardrobe while wearing white is to mix different textures.
You could add touches of cashmere, mohair, wool, faux fur, or corduroy to the mix. Then contrast with silk, lace, sequin, or other thin fabrics you want to mix in your winter outfit.
A white lace dress or top is great for injecting a bohemian vibe into your fall wardrobe. However, since the fabric is too flimsy for winter, layer with leather or fur to add texture and richness to your look.
White trousers and a heavy gauge knit are the perfect winter white combo. You can also layer on silky white tops for a fun play on contrast.
8. Layer Stylishly
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Upgrade your winter wardrobe by layering using blanket scarves, beanies, stockings, and leg warmers. However, make sure you balance the textures in layers.
A layered outfit is great for the cold season, whether you’ll be attending holiday parties or fancy dinners. Just remember to add a pair of long boots to finish off the ensemble.
Drape a textured white coat over your black look for a quick update without making your outfit too bulky.
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9. Accent Your White With Prints
Prints are forever stylish and will not go out of fashion any time soon! The best part is that prints can take all shapes and sizes – from jackets to coats and beanies, and from bags to boots so you have a variety to choose from.
When you go for animal prints, camo, or snake prints over your white outfit, keep the number of colors you use in check.
You should not overdo things, especially since most prints already feature different shades of color. Camo includes green, olive, and browns while leopard prints include browns, whites, and blacks.
10. Be Dramatic
Not only does texture add interest to your look, but also the details. Details add drama, taking your look from basic and boring to lovely and eye-catching!
A simple white tee worn with a dramatic detailed skirt would be very striking. Top it off with a fur coat and you’re set for any formal occasion.
11. Accessorize With Color & Glitz
If you want to make your white winter outfit look elegant, then add a bit of color or shine. A bit of color in your bag or shoes, bling in your jewelry, or a touch of hardware on your bag will look elegant and luxurious.
Colored accessories can help spice up any all-white or off-white look. However, wear them in small numbers, as less is more and there is always a touch of elegance in simplicity.
Pick one or two items only to add a splash of color to your outfit, for instance, matching a yellow handbag and gloves, scarf and gloves, scarf and purse, or your overall jewelry set- think the earrings, necklace, and bracelet, or even your shoes and sunglasses.
Rely on your statement jewelry this season, as it makes everything look good against a white outfit!
However, if you are wary of wearing a white outfit on muddy days, go the safe route and pick white for your accessories.
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Don’t be afraid to wear accessories such as a hat, cap or an oversized scarf or a stole in white that matches your boots, your purse, or your jewelry. This timeless yet unexpected accessories can definitely steal the spotlight.
Not ready to commit to an all-white look yet? Throw on white accessories to finish off an ensemble featuring other white pieces, such as a turtleneck.
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12. Wear Winter Shoes
You want to wear shoes that indicate you’re in winter. This could be anything from all weather boots, OTK boots, leather boots, suede boots, booties, sneakers to suede pumps or flats.
If you’ll be wearing white pants in the fall, or an all white look, play safe by wearing black or brown booties. Lucky you if you happen to wear your over-the-knee boots that day!
Tall boots have a way of elevate your style to new heights.
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Even when you don’t feel like wearing white pants, you can still opt for over-the-knee boots and a skirt or dress, playing with proportions. This amazing look can have a major payoff!
Do you also wear white in winter?