It's a common myth that you can't wear white after Labor Day, but we don't follow such rules. White can be chic year round, as long as it's styled correctly — which is why we headed over to Malibu's Madison boutique to put together some Winter-white ensembles. Whether you want to slip into a pretty skirt and sweater combo or take on crisp whites for your next after-hours soiree, just watch on for sartorial inspiration now!
Turn your space into a Winter retreat with white accents that will hold their own throughout the year. Whether you're seeking a Winter wonderland or simply want to freshen up your space with neutral decor, consider these Winter white accents. Often described as an "off-white" or ivory, this shade of white will transition you away from the dark of Winter and help you create a light, contemporary space. From your bedroom to living room, we gathered eight pieces that work well just about anywhere — take a look!
We can fully live out our fantasies of dressing in head-to-toe white all season long with the somewhat archaic no-white-after-Labor-Day rule null and void. Plus, we're feeling doubly inspired by the Fall 2012 runways, which certainly showed serious signs of a monochromatic takeover courtesy of Derek Lam, J. Mendel, and Tibi. Here's why it works: there's something outright dreamy — in a specifically wintry kind of way — about an all-white ensemble. It immediately transports us fireside, looking out onto a rustic snow-covered landscape, while Christmas music idles in the background and a cedar-scented Diptyque candle fills the room. With us still? Now, insert yourself into this cozy scene, layered up in a chunky ivory-hued knit sweater, flowy cream-colored maxi skirt, and an angora wool scarf to play the Winter white part. Cabin getaway aside, going the neutral route frees up your styling palette to focus on textural plays and color contrasts elsewhere (read: a great red lipstick). We're in the mood for a Winter romance, and this might just be it.Clockwise from top left: J. Mendel Fall 2012 runway, Marc by Marc Jacobs Geraldine Pullover Sweater ($174), Ali MacGraw in Love Story, J.Crew Wool-Angora Snood ($60), Diptyque Paris Feu de Bois Candle ($60), Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in The Red ($12), Michael Kors Nugget Pendant Necklace ($95), Macha Alabama Ring ($670), Lanvin Draped Satin Maxi Skirt ($4,260)
At New York Fashion Week, we've seen a common thread throughout the collections: gorgeous Winter white outfits. It's a look we typically shy away from only because we're positive that wearing it out would cause coffee and city grime to attach to us like a magnet. Still, the look on the runway is dreamy, and we're thinking about giving it a try (we'll just drink water and eat tofu all day). Take a look at these Winter white outfits, and then shop our picks for pretty pieces to style out now.
Black and white outfits covered the runways for Fall, and celebrities like Blake Lively and Cameron Diaz have been rocking the classic color combo. In today's episode of Currently Trending, we headed to Saks Fifth Avenue to show you three creative ways to wear this sophisticated color palette right now. From a textural leather and fur combo to Winter-white separates and ladylike peplum, take a cue from these outfits when wearing black and white this season. On Allison: Tibi jacket, Equipment blouse, Zara shorts.
If you too have a summery white maxi buried at the bottom of your closet, take a cue from this NYFW street-style pro and channel her Winter-friendly way to dress it up. Start with a long-sleeve tee to layer, then add a plush, faux fur jacket ($80, originally $170) and a pair of utility-style booties. Extra points for bold accessories, like this Proenza, and a pair of round sunnies to complete the look. Get inspired and shop a similarly boho-chic ensemble.
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OnSugar blogger Terrablack shares her thoughts on what style means, particularly right now, in the middle of a January Winter. We dig prints, heels, and Winter white, so we're happy to present Terrablack's current take on the definition of style.
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There's nothing that screams luxurious quite like Winter white. Unlike Summer white, it has a yellowish tint and looks best on plush fabrics like cotton, wool, satin, and silk. This shot of model Magdalena Frackowiak in Muse made me yearn for a Winter white ensemble. It doesn't necessarily have to be a scalloped dress like hers, as long as it exudes the same rich vibe. A pair of wide-leg trousers, a preppy chic loafer, a cozy sweater, or a circle scarf can all help you achieve the seasonal look. Click to buy.
We love the idea of breaking the old school taboo and wearing white all year long. Just add texture to your white hues – we paired this Stella McCartney cashmere jacket with gray J.Crew cords for an extra snuggly ensemble, or go all out and contrast an eye-catching Eun Jeong dress with bold black and red accompaniments from Marc Jacobs and Topshop.
Cool Textures, left to right: Stella McCartney Double-breasted cashmere-blend coat ($2,695), 3.1 Phillip Lim Mohair Boxy Pullover ($325), Femme Metale Snake Wrapped Bone Stone Ring ($113), Dannijo Veruschka Bone Necklace ($415), Fossil Skinny Bow Belt ($15), J.Crew Ankle Cord ($80), Jerome C. Rousseau Corvus Ankle Boots ($795)
Get Dressy, left to right: Eun Jeong Wool-Crepe Dress ($1,315), Erickson Beamon Earrings ($340), Rag & Bone Lavender Hill Leather Jacket ($1,495), Falke Black Tights ($44), Topshop Stone Ring ($25), Marc Jacobs Westside Python-Print Satchel ($1,150), Topshop Angel Studded Ankle Boots ($160)
If you think about it, Penelope has a laid-back glamor. Sure, she goes glamazon on the red carpet, but for her day-to-day style, she lives in jeans and cool classics. She attended a lunch honoring her performance in Nine at LA's L'Ermitage hotel in Winter white and denim. Her Chanel tweed jacket is timeless but completely unstuffy because of her shoe-covering bootcut jeans. She kept everything else simple; with that gorgeous hair and face, not much else applies.
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