Posts Tagged: winter white

Reader Request: Wearing Winter White

Tips on how to wear winter white stylishly

Roberta popped this question into the suggestion box:

Wearing winter white, in particular shoes. I think ivory looks elegant, but how not to look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? And what color shoes? Black seems harsh, and white or ivory seems nurse-y or at least impractical in the winter. Ack.

And now that winter is basically over, I’m finally getting around to tackling it. I have no idea how I missed this request for so long. Please don’t fire me.

Style rules are loosening overall, but the one I’ve seen get the loosey-goosey-est of late is the one that says “no white pants or shoes after Labor Day or before Memorial Day.” It’s your prerogative to continue following that rule if you’d prefer to do so – I did until very recently – but if you feel ready to flout it, now’s the time. Rather hilariously, white has been a “trendy” color for several years running, and it’s definitely fair game for year-round wear. If you don’t believe me, consult any fashion magazine you can lay your hands on. read more

Originally posted 2013-03-11 06:32:36.

Gracey Wears: Winter White and Winter Blues

I know that blue and white is considered a quintessential summer combination, bringing to mind, as it does, all things nautical, but for some reason I’ve really been feeling the combination for winter.  Especially the pairing of pairing winter white with my winter blues:

Gracey from Fashion for Giants wears polka dot skinnies, a winter white sweater layered over a white shirt & plaid scarf Gracey from Fashion for Giants wears polka dot skinnies, a winter white sweater layered over a white shirt , brown boots & a plaid scarf

Now, is winter white is basically just cream with a little less yellow in it?  Probably.  But whether you call it cream or white, it does work well for winter.

That is not to say, of course, that you can’t wear white-white during the winter.  I actually like to pair white-white with winter white and blue.  I did it in this outfit.  And below, you can see that I’ve layered this winter white sweater over a regular white tunic: read more

Dressed for: Winter White


Blazer – courtesy Karen Kane (no longer available) – similar
Tee – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar color
Pants – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern (no longer available in this print) – similar
Bag – Michael Kors Hamilton via eBay
Necklace – Target
Earrings – Realia by Jen

For last week’s Fox 9 Morning Show segment, I talked about wearing winter white, a trend that I hadn’t really explored myself. I always try to wear an example of what I’m explaining, and was delighted to find that I actually had pieces that constituted a white suit already in my closet! Having seen this trend in action and noted that adding non-bright tones to the mix help, I threw in my oatmeal tee and a few chain and snakeskin accents. read more