An all-winter white outfit is a bold winter look. While everyone around you is decked out in blacks and grays, a winter white outfit can really stand out. And it’s not that tricky to style.
Styling a Winter White Outfit
One reason it may be hard to imagine yourself wearing white in winter is you are visualizing stark white. Instead, try wearing softer shades of white all mixed together. For example:
- Creamy whites look warmer and weightier and add depth to your look.
- Wintry whites with hints of yellow feel cozier.
- Snowy shades communicate richness and elegance.
- Creamy whites don’t wash you out the way bright white does, so try this shade around your face.
- If you go for the monochromatic look, mix textures.
- Winter whites look amazing with neutrals like beige, camel, gray, taupe, and even pastels.
If you have something bright white you want to mix in–go for it! You don’t want to be too matchy-matchy with white. It’s far more elegant to have a tone-on-tone look. Even shades of beige and taupe look fabulous mixed in with various shades of whites.
The Skirt and Sweater Outfit
Take this skirt and sweater outfit. The smooth pleats of the crepe skirt play beautifully with the chunky weave of the sweater. And the little rhinestones create another nice detail.
Smooth white booties with kitten heels also create some contrast.
The pleated skirt is a high-rise, relaxed fit, making it easy to wear. It’s a midi-length–which on me is a bit longer–but I think it still works. The crepe fabric retains its shape really well and fell into place right out of the package.
While I’ve styled the skirt for a winter look, I can easily see it with a graphic tee and sandals for summer. It would also be cute as a professional look with a tailored blouse, a belt, and a cropped blazer.
The sweater is a cable knit cream color that you can dress up or down. You can see that the fit is also relaxed with drop shoulders.
I’m constantly searching the internet for style ideas to share with all of you. Somewhere on YouTube, I came across this hack for tucking a chunky sweater. You may have noticed that when you do the half- or quarter-tuck with a heavier sweater, you get a bulging effect, right? Instead–if the sweater is long enough–pull it up underneath and tuck it up under your bra. How crazy is that? And it works. It leaves a smooth line for the front of your sweater. Try it and see!
White Pants and Sweater
For the more casual outfit, I’m styling the sweater with white ankle pants. The bright white of the pants creates just enough contrast with the cream of the sweater.
The sweater would look fab with your favorite jeans, too, or with a pencil skirt and boots for work.
To generate a little interest, I styled the winter white pieces with my Western-style perforated booties in snake print and a gray saddlebag-style handbag. The whole look is a study in contrasts!
If you really don’t like tucking in a sweater and are not excited by the tucking hack I shared above, you can always style the sweater over your pants or skirt as I have here. It’s still a super cute winter look!
So, if you find yourself reaching for your black and gray wardrobe pieces day after day, I challenge you to try something bold and fun: Winter White! You’ll feel lighter and brighter as soon as you put them on.