16 Winter White Outfits to Brighten Your Cold Weather Wardrobe
There’s something about winter white outfits that’s infinitely more chic than other monochrome ensembles. Maybe it’s the warm, off-white hue itself, or maybe it’s the fact that they require a certain amount of finesse to keep looking sharp (step away from the red wine and coffee, dears). Whatever the reason, we’re looking to brighten our cold-weather wardrobes with these 16 fun styling tips for the best ways to wear winter white now through the start of spring.
2. You Can Never Go Wrong with a Suit
What’s the easiest way to make sure your whites match perfectly? By investing in a suit, of course. Even better if you then layer on a coordinating winter white top and boots for a crisp ensemble from head to toe.
3. Play with Proportions
Monochrome outfits run the risk of looking too blah or turning you into a shapeless marshmallow, but one easy way to combat that is by mixing up the shapes of your clothing. Wear a cropped jacket with flared jeans or an oversize knit with skinny jeans for a much more interesting silhouette.
4. Stick to Pants with Looser Silhouettes
Super-tight white skinny jeans rarely look as good as their blue-wash or black counterparts, which is why we much prefer a straight leg, boyfriend or even wide-leg silhouette instead. Plus, now you don’t have to worry about your pockets showing through at the waist (a perpetual issue with most white skinny jeans).
5. Opt for Metallic Accessories
Winter white and silver are a match made in sartorial heaven and will make your outfit look even more luxe as they play off one another. But don’t fret if you’re more of a gold gal, as basically any metallic hue will lend a gorgeous icy vibe to your look that’s sure to elicit tons of compliments.
6. Try for a One-and-Done Jumpsuit
When in doubt, you can always toss on a winter white jumpsuit and pair it with simple, classic pieces like pointy-toe booties, a top-handle mini bag or hoop earrings.
7. Throw a Subtle Print Into the Mix
For those who aren’t so into the totally monochrome look, try adding a low-key print or pattern to you outfit. We’re talking miniature polka dots, thin stripes or maybe even tiny floral buds just for a touch of something different.
8. Accessorize with Beige Accents
If you’re worried an all-white ensemble will wash you out, try adding a few touches of warm beige or light brown by way of some knee-high boots, a leather belt or a cardigan.
9. Don’t Be Too Fussy About Matching Exactly
Yes, a perfect set of winter white pieces will look beautiful, but so too will a mix of varying shades. The key is to pick hues that are different enough to look purposefully mismatched rather than just a shade or two off. P.S. Adding in a print or something with texture (like snakeskin boots or a cableknit sweater) can also help pull your various whites together.
10. Try Some Trendy Layering Pieces
If you’ve yet to invest in a sweater vest, you really ought to do so now—they are one of the biggest trends from 2021 that is also carrying over into 2022 with no signs of disappearing in the coming months. A winter white option is sleek, easy to pair and feels more grown up than some of the more eclectic styles on the market right now.
11. Go For Double the Denim
Another easy outfit go-to? Denim on denim. For winter white jeans, we prefer a looser leg (like a boyfriend jean), which often look better with a cropped or slim-fit jacket up top. But feel free to play around with different proportions to find the combo that works best for your body type.
12. Make a Statement with Black Accessories
Is there any color combo more iconic than black and white? Crisp winter whites look even more luxe when worn next to inky black accessories, like tall black boots, a quilted shoulder bag or even a pair of simple black Ray-Bans.
14. Or Go In the Opposite Direction
On the other hand, white coats are not the easiest pieces to keep clean (we’re not about the run to the dry cleaners every week all winter long). A long black or navy coat can give you the fun of a bold reveal, plus give you a little more peace of mind when looking for a seat on the bus that won’t leave a mystery mark on your beloved white teddy coat.
15. Consider Winter White Jewelry Too
You know what would look lovely next to your winter white slip dress? A matching pearl necklace. Or earrings, or bracelets, or any other style you prefer. Adding a touch of white in an unexpected place is a fun way play around with the color that doesn’t require adding more layers of bulky wool or jackets.
16. Go All In and Eschew Anything Not On Theme
Skip the metallic jewelry, black booties and colorful handbag and try for a fully, truly all-white ensemble. The effect will be incredibly chic and very posh, two things we never mind embracing to the fullest.