Happy First day of December!! I hope your holiday month is off to a great start! One of my favorite trends for the months leading up to Christmas, and even after in January, is Winter Whites. A few years back I remember watching What Not To Wear.. (used to be my favorite show) with Stacey and Clinton, and I remember the particular episode they announced that wearing white after Labor Day was a long gone rule. Of course because they are fashion geniuses and I looked up to them as my 16 year old self, I believed them. If Stacey and Clinton say so, it must be true, right? Since then we have seen winter whites EVERYWHERE!! Weather it be a gorgeous cream color, like this sweater, or a true white, it can all be worn in winter. However, with that said, that does not mean pull out your summer linens and start wearing them in December. There is still a fine line when it comes to wearing white in winter. I want to share with you three rules that I try to stick to when it comes to wearing winter whites:
3 Tips for Wearing White In Winter
1. Pair it with leather.
Leather is a very winter based trend. Leather jackets, pants, skirts, tops, dresses are all mostly seen in winter because it is such a heavy material. It keeps you warm and just gives off all the winter vibes. Put this combo with some statement jewelry and you have a true holiday glam look!
2. Stick to a Cream rather than White
Some people just don't really understand how to style a true white in the winter and may never be able to. If that is you, my biggest tip would be to go with a cream color rather than a true vibrant white. Cream or ivory are both great colors for the Holidays and paired with reds, greens, and blacks can really represent the holidays well!
3. Mix shades of white and cream in different textures and weights
One great way to style a polished winter white outfit is to mix both white and cream into your outfit. You can do this by incorporating white pants with a cream top and throw a tan coat over it. This look will give you plenty of texture to break up the all white outfit and create dimension given the different shades. Adding some fur or a different color shoe (like a black pump or OTK boot) would also help to break things up a little.
Of course one thing to always remember when pairing white with white is to keep it tailored as everything shows in white! I hope these tips inspire you to try out this trend and feel confident that you are accomplishing it successfully. I love this look and think it gives off a timeless and classic vibe.
Photography by Krissy Leigh Creative