Chic Ways To Wear Winter White

The blinding beauty of a snowy white landscape is something I remember from my childhood growing up in Michigan. Since I’ve lived in California my entire “adult” life (if I was speaking I’d do air quotes when I say “my adult life” because sometimes I don’t consider myself an adult…) I do not see snow very often, or live with snow, so I still get excited when I see an unblemished snow scene…And that leads me to a trend we’re seeing this winter. Winter White.

What is Winter White?

The fashion definition of winter white is a warmer undertone white, not a pure white. This is because  the white fabrics you’d wear in winter are thicker and have more of a yellow tone. Sure, we can’t get away with the light, white fabrics of summer, so during the winter months it’s all about layering and wearing thicker fabrics. Think cashmere sweaters or fleecy sheepskin lining. Flannel, knits, cashmere, corduroys, leathers, and tweeds in white always look great in the fall and winter months. Because these fabrics are thicker and heavier, it is almost impossible to dye them pure white. So, clothes made of these fabrics will always be off white, bone, cream, ivory, or in the blush, beige family.

My definition of winter white is any shade of white. So, don’t stress about the shade of white you’re wearing in the winter months. If it’s something you want to wear it in your winter weather, then wear it!

Who says you can’t wear white in winter?

We are breaking all the style rules from our mothers’ era. We’re making our own rules. Wearing white in the winter brings a brightness to your outfits, which can make you feel happier!

You can wear bright, bold shoe colors or go for black shoes with your all white outfit.

All white outfits are simple and elegant. Think about pairing classic wool trousers, a silk tank, and a jacket or coat — all in shades of white. This keeps your look refined and simple.

Combine different shades of white and mix gorgeous neutral colors. And, yes, you can mix white and cream in the same outfit!

Here are some of the Style Club ladies answering the Style Challenge of the Week — Winter White.

Beverley Woodworth

Cindy Flood

Ellen Cohan

Here are some gorgeous white pieces that you could add to your winter white wardrobe (Aff. Links — that means when you use a link to purchase an item, it doesn’t cost you any more but I receive a small commission from the online store).

1.State Sweater


Topshop Turtleneck Crop Sweater

Free People Button Sweater


Halogen Split Back Sweater

Bobeau Double-breasted Blazer

Cece Tie-Sleeve Blazer

Kohl’s Crisp White Blouse


Kohl’s Black & White Snap Sleeve Top


Kohl’s Vera Vera Wang Crepe Blouse

Dillards Antonio Melani Pant

Vince Camuto Wide Leg Pant

Jag Cecilia High Waist Skinny Jeans