Styling Winter Whites

W H I T E is hands down my favorite color [.] Not only do I love to wear it, but I have come pretty close to redecorating my entire town home in the pure and innocent hue! Luckily for me, this season is less about color variations and more about color themes, and I am totally on board with looking like a ski bunny. While white is traditionally a color to be best worn in the summer, it ruled this years fall/ winter runways, which pretty much guarantee’s the age old saying, “no wearing white after labor day,” a thing of the past.

Still, it is important to know how to wear white in colder temperatures. When the thermometer reads forty degrees a white breezy eyelet sundress just doesn’t cut it (not that I think you would disagree). Instead, choose winter-ready materials such as luxurious cashmere, wool, and thick cotton, which in white will add a streamlined element to your ensemble.  Also, it is important to keep your experimentation with with fabrics, like laces and chiffons, to a minimal unless you are pairing them with something edgy and structured.

This year is all about wearing this pure color with a point of difference in terms of fitting and cuts.  White on white looks incredible with sharp tailored pieces such as wide-legged pants, boxy sweaters, stern shoulders, and defined waistlines. Below are some images of bloggers/ celebs. that have mastered the idea of an architectural and structured white-on-white look!

There is more to this trend than looking like a snow queen.  Remember when I said this season was all about color themes?  Well, it’s just as much about the colors that team well with white as it is wearing the color head to toe.  Starch white looks great against complementary shades such as gold, ivory, off white, grey, and pale blush hues.  This season try to mix and match white pieces with blush outer wear and light grey cable sweaters.  Also incorporate textures such as faux fur, sequins, wool floppy hats, and camel colored booties.  Long coats add texture and depth to ensembles while   complementing colors offset starch white, thus making more of a statement.

As I type this post I am wearing a nude cable sweater, white denim, and white converse’s — totally appropriate, right?!  Honestly, I myself have been working on filling my closet with some of these basic // note worthy // staple // absolutely necessary WHITE pieces.  So, now I challenge you go plan your next [WHITE OUTfit].

Later y’all,

Taylor-Rae Harrold

*Disclaimer: This post was used for my bi-weekly column on, Twenty Something Living blog; images above are linked to the original post where individual sources are credited.

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