We’re at that point where it’s nearing the middle of winter and I start to feel the winter doldrums set in. One way I shake it off is by brightening up my winter outfits. I think a lot of us, myself included, get stuck in a rut and wear a lot of black in the winter. Maybe it matches our mood during the grayest days of the year or maybe it’s because we’ve been packing on the winter pounds and we gravitate toward black because it’s slimming. Whatever the reason, incorporating other neutral colors into our wardrobe is just as easy and perhaps more interesting visually.
Pulling out the white denim isn’t the most natural choice in the winter but paired with the right pieces it is a fresh winter look that might just lift your spirits and remind you that spring is around the corner. Despite conventional wisdom it is appropriate to wear white year round.
A neutral winter white outfit is chic — admittedly putting it together can be a little intimidating. The trick to wearing white year-round is to pair it with other seasonally appropriate colors. In the winter months white looks great with other neutral colors like gray, black, or the off-whites (tan, cream, and beige) in seasonally appropriate fabrics and textures like a sweater, tweed, or faux fur. A neutral color boot or bootie completes the outfit. One of my favorite combinations is to wear all of the neutral colors together like this:
Now that you know what to wear with white in the winter, here’s what not to wear — summer fabrics. Your winter neutral outfit will quickly look out of place if you wear it with a fabric that is light and airy like a light cotton gauze or linen. Not only will you not be dressed warm enough for the weather, your outfit will look out of place.
If you are looking for visual inspiration, here are some of my favorite winter white outfits you can copy right now.
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