The “no white after Labor Day” rule is antiquated. Whites may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you are selecting outfits during the winter, but why not? What better, brighter color is there to add some light to the darkest days of the year? Stand out this winter by walking in a white winter wonderland or variations of white, as your ensemble of choice.
One of the biggest trends this winter is a monochromatic look, and specifically monochromatic white outfits. If you are a bit unsure of wearing white head to toe, select a bright white piece and pair it with a more neutral white shade such as ivory or ecru. Try a pair of white jeans with an ivory top. If you want to add a pop of color, look for a top in an ivory or ecru shade with a small amount of another neutral color such as black, chocolate or navy. To keep the look entirely monochromatic, add a light hue neutral shoe. Inject a bit of color into your ensemble by choosing a shoe in a deep neutral color such as black or navy. Pick a statement accessory in gold to help top off your winter white monochromatic look.
When applying makeup for your winter white head-to-toe look, you want to select makeup that is clean and polished looking. Apply cream colors, in either matte or shimmer, to your eyelid and blend a light taupe color into the crease of your eye. Line with a dark brown or black liner and finish with mascara. Winter is the perfect time to choose a deeper lip, so experiment with berry or red colored lipsticks and glosses now. Spritz your face with a finishing spray to keep makeup in place and looking fresh all day. Try a hydrating one to add a bit of moisture back into parched winter skin.
If you want to try winter whites but aren’t comfortable wearing the color on your top and bottom, there are still plenty of options to consider. Rather than breaking out the ubiquitous little black dress for your next party, pick a little white dress instead. Pair with nude pumps to create the illusion of longer legs. Add a statement gold necklace or earrings to add a bit of glamour to your ensemble. Even if your ears aren’t pierced, you can still get fashionable magnetic stud earrings or maybe some gold rings to add that extra oomph to your outfit. For more casual winter white looks, pair your white jeans with a colored top or a white top with your favorite skinny jeans and riding boots.
Winter wonderland whites are a fun way to experiment with your cold weather fashion. Pick a few standout pieces of white clothing and mix and match to create your perfect outfit.
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