Happy Monday! It is a gloomy rainy day here in Alabama, so I thought I would brighten it up today with this winter white outfit. Winter white is a color that is hard to pull off; I also wanted to try it but didn’t have enough courage to actually do it. As you may know or if you’re new here, I am breaking down my comfort walls and stepping outside of my box this year and this outfit is definitely out of my comfort zone!
White has always been a color you aren’t suppose to wear after labor day, but that tradition has been broken over and over again. The rules for wearing white in the winter are way different than in the summer. Here are some tips to help you below.
Tips for wearing white in the winter
- When choosing your winter whites make sure the fabrics are appropriate for the weather. Try choosing, heavy fabrics like wool, knits, suede, faux fur and wool blends.
- Mix shades of white with cream in different textures and weights. This adds dimension to an all white look.
- Wear tailored pieces. Wearing a tailored pant suit or matching set in white, gives a sophisticated and dressed up vibe.
- Wear contrasting shoes. Wearing to much white can make your look seem washed out. Go for a bright shoe, like cobalt or red, or keep it classic with a black, nude or beige /cognac shoe.
- Keep it simple. Wearing white head-to-toe in a monochromatic look is a fashion statement in itself. Keep your silhouette simple.
While I love white, I love to wear what I consider winter whites during the colder months, which are creams and beige’s. Make sure you don’t over complicate your outfit by mixing different silhouettes and style. I wore a structures blazer, a knit top and simple trouser.
While wearing white can be scary to some, after break down my comfort wall, it really wasn’t a big deal. Furthermore, I got so many compliment on this outfit, I swear I got stopped everywhere I went that day. Fashion is all about having fun and putting yourselves out there. Sometime you will soar and surprise yourself, and other times you may have to rethink the outfits choice next time. Everyone has their own unique style and its and expression of who they are. Finally, what do you think of the white after labor day tradition? Leave a comment below!