STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Whites

Style Advice of the Week

After a hectic Black Friday and a relaxing Thanksgiving break, it’s time to say hello to December! Now, we can finally put up our holiday decorations and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the fire. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for snow flurries, as they are quintessentially winter and a true mark of the holiday season.

I spotted this Fashionista walking to class around campus. She was dressed in red pants, brown leather boots, a detailed white top and a brown motorcycle jacket complete with cute arm accessories. What I liked most about this ensemble was the incorporation of the color white. I liked how this Fashionista included pretty white pieces in her fall-inspired outfit. Her bright colored jeans offset her shirt nicely. Her ivory top with tiny studs gives a simple piece more detail. Her white watch and pretty pearl bracelet hold their own as they slightly soften the ensemble. 

Generally, some people believe that white can’t be worn after Labor Day. This rule has been dubbed as a fashion no-no. Unexpectedly, “winter white” has been a top trend this season and after seeing this Fashionista’s outfit, my mind has been changed. The idea of wearing white during this time has become more and more appealing to me. White creates a crisp and delicate look that is actually quite charming during these frosty months.

To wear your own winter whites this season, try this top by Abercrombie & Fitch. For a simple, sequined tank, try this one from Forever 21. To get a pretty white watch like the one this Fashionista is wearing, purchase this watch from Fossil. Finally, to have your own pearl bracelet, buy this item from Nordstrom. Don’t be afraid to wear white this winter!

 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Whites

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Ever since moving to the East Coast, the thought of wearing white past Labor Day seemed like a very bad idea. I am not even sure if I was intimidated by the more intense personalities and little commentary I thought would happen if I became apart of this faux pas, but nonetheless I did not see it as a possible idea. This quickly changed when I saw fellow Fashionistas being able to pull off the winter whites look with no problem and in a matter that many people should take note on. I spotted this Fashionista casually enjoying Villanova University’s finest “nacho Friday” and instantly knew I needed to her advice for how she is able to accomplish winter whites in her own manner.

I have also come to the conclusion that the reason why whites are so prominent on the streets is because of the lack of snow flurry. The winter whites trend this year, which breaks up many fashion faux pas, has been seen with many different designers such as Phillip Lim and Doo.Ri. This Fashionista in particular stood out to me with her white lace dress and her ability to intertwine purple tights and combat boots. It is clear that this whimsical dress is very versatile in many different ways, one of which being the indie look. There are many other ways in which you can intertwine the winter whites into your look. The winter white look has been accomplished by Fashionistas wearing textured cardigans, scarf, and a line skirts.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Winter Whites

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For every rule, there is an exception. We all have moments when our latent insecurity of standing out holds us back from taking fashion risks and breaking rules. However this winter, it is time to abandon the most well known regulation of fashion: don’t wear white after Labor Day. The post-Labor Day restriction has been around for decades and has many wary to push the boundary. It is easy to debunk this rule though. Just a few simple tips will make white jeans a year-round essential.

The bitter February weather in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania is nothing like the heat of the summer, but this Fashionista is able to pull off white jeans seamlessly. Her trick? She finds the perfect balance between summer and winter, matching crisp white jeans with a warm winter scarf and sweater. The way to bring white jeans into the winter is to pair them with chunky sweaters or knits or other items you would typically wear on a chilly winter day. Avoiding colors like mint green or lemon yellow, white linen and flowy chiffon tops will steer away connection to the summer months. These white jeans are more sophisticated than darker denim and can add a little interest to the typical sweater and jeans combo that we all throw on every Monday morning.

If you’re in the market for a new pair of white jeans, there are many different stores and websites worth checking out. J.Crew has a variety of styles including their Matchstick silhouette which tucks right into boots. These Elizabeth and James jeans have a funky zipper detail, which would look great with a cool pair of loafers or flats. As to what to wear on top, there are many different options. The pictured Fashionista pairs her winter whites with a camel sweater and comfy tee to create a look that is refreshing and uplifting. Skinny white jeans would also look great with this Free People pullover that comes in both bright and neutral colors. Channel the fearless Fashionista in you and embrace striking whites this winter for a breath of fresh air.

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White: probably one of the most understated colors in anyone’s wardrobe. A simple white tee shirt with jeans, or maybe a new white trench, it’s the perfect throw-on for an any day outfit. Especially in the winter season, white can be a great way to complete an outfit. Think of it as a blank canvas; one can do anything and everything with the color white. Add color, keep it simple or accessorize. Either way, white is a great color to downplay or dress up, making it the perfect canvas for any Fashionista.

This week’s Fashionista is wearing a simple, white/cream crocheted, peasant-sleeved sweater. What I loved most about this simple sweater is that from the front, it is a flattering V-neck. However, from the back of the sweater, it makes a pleasing scoop with three baby-doll looking buttons. The detailing is what makes this sweater so fantastic and would look great on all body types. This Fashionista paired it with a simple pair of cheetah-printed Steve Madden flats, typical dark wash skinny jeans and oversized Ray Bans.

Though not a typical white, this Free People pullover is a great item for any Fashionista’s wardrobe. It can be accessorized or left alone. However, anyway one chooses to dress it up, it’s a great staple item for the winter wardrobe. Not looking for a sweater? Wear a simple white V-neck tee shirt tucked into any pair of jeans. Spice it up and add it to colored denim to make not only the white tee stand out, but the jeans as well.

Overall, though the color white may be understated, it will forever be present in fashion. It helps tie in outfits and is a perfect color to add to those bright and vibrant colors you may want to experiment with this upcoming season.

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For some unexplainable reason, white has garnered a negative connotation during the wintertime. It is a fashion faux pas that perplexes both me and apparently, after finding this Fashionista, other fashion lovers as well. White dress pants have the potential to be extremely elegant for a classier, night out look. White jeans act as a nice alternative to blue jeans, while still remaining a neutral. And of course, like this Fashionista shows us, a white blazer is just as versatile and a tad more worthy of attention than the average black blazer.

This Fashionista shows American University how to rock the white blazer correctly. Paired down with a lower intensity item, she wore an olive green pair of pants. Olive Green is a nice alternative to the average jean and was an extremely in-demand item this past fall. So much so that it carried into the winter months.

She also accessorized the outfit well, with a scarf that played off the colors of her combat boots — which are another hot item that has carried over from fall to winter. The bag also makes a statement on its own. The cut is simple, which allows for the color to really be the statement maker.

Overall, I think we can all take notes from this Fashionista. Not having a white blazer myself, I am really thinking of investing in one long before it reaches temperatures that are socially acceptable to wear white during. I am daring to be bold and you should too.

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The age-old rule of thumb is there are no whites after labor days, including pants, shoes, and dresses. This antiquated rule is followed less by fashion who present clothes in what is considered “winter whites.” These shades make white pants no longer seem like a tacky ode to summer but a warm, holiday vibe! This Fashionista works a white dress with sweaters, boots, and tights in the cold weather!

From this InStyle Magazine article to countless runway trends, whites have become a possible outfit choice to wear this holiday season. Bloomingdales’s Holiday Advice Center highlights this white on white ensemble featuring J Brand jeans and metallic sweater from Joie. Instead of screaming summer, these white pants have the shimmery feel of snow and look great for the winter season! Always popular, is a white in wools like this skirt from Talbots. The warm material makes the color appropriate for the winter season. White is always a classy color for pea coats or knit sweaters.

Usually, I follow the no white after Labor Day rule strictly, but these winter-twists make white the go-to holiday outfit!

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