STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: White Hot

Style Advice of the Week

“No white after Labor Day” is the biggest fashion myth around. Now more than ever, winter white is making a big statement in the closets of Fashionistas. It is color that can be worn year round and can easily be taken from season to season with a little updating. What makes winter white even more perfect? You can match it with any color! It can be the main showstopper in your outfit or it can be the chic accent piece and perfectly compliment any deep jewel tone garment (which is a big trend this season).

Wearing white in the wintertime is becoming much easier with designers like Derek Lam and Alexander McQueen making heavier coats and sweaters that will get you through the snowy season. These designers have ensured Fashionistas everywhere that you won’t have to wear your white linen top from the summer and layer it to make it through the colder season. But if you are like me and live in Texas where it doesn’t get too cold, wearing white in the winter makes anyone seem fashion forward and savvy. I wouldn’t recommend wearing that white linen top from July, but you can wear a lightweight pant or shirt you bought last spring and still have it work in our mild winters. And if you do buy white this winter, you can easily wear it into the spring if you pair it with any pastel, floral print or even dare to wear it in a monochromatic column.

This Fashionista is rocking her winter white in the form of a blazer from Forever 21. Even behind the printed neon scarf, the blazer is the focal point of the outfit (especially since they are another hot ticket for this winter season). I also love how she kept her dress neutral and basic so it does not compete with the blazer and scarf. She could also work this look into the spring by ditching the black tights and boots for a bare leg and some sandals or wedges.

I will always love the color white and encourage anyone to wear it year round. However, there is something about winter white that seems so classic, chic and crisp when worn on a cold day.

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