Whites in our wardrobe should be reserved for floaty maxi dresses, when we’re bronzed and in sunny climes – right? Wrong. Winter Whites are huge this season. Whether it’s head to toe ethereal hues, seen on many a street style blogger this season, or one investment piece – the neutral end of the spectrum is brilliant in winter to balance out bold prints and for layering up textures, here’s how…
Our 7 top tips for wearing winter whites
If you’re worried about looking ‘washed out’ add colour to your top half with a coloured scarf, slash of bright lipstick or statement necklace.
White is great for breaking up the silhouette of an outfit – the lace hem of a Rosemunde vest below a chunky knit, a white shirt under a statement jacket – providing a balance to darker hues.
Play with different textures – knitwear, lace, wool, leather – in one tonal range to keep it looking stylish.
White can actually feel really festive – and not in a Snow Queen kind of way either – warm up your whites with warm metallic accessories and team with berry red shades for an elegant take on a ‘Christmas’ look.
Often clients are worried about white looking ‘cheap’. The answer? Look for expensive fabrics, well-tailored design and look after it! Whites that have gone ‘griege’ in the wash is not a good look!
Find the ‘white’ that works for you – this could be a warmer oatmeal, a pale silvery grey or a pale blush tone. Different shades of white will work with different skin tones and colourings, so play around until you find the right neutral for you.
Switch black for white – if you’re stuck on how to wear white this season – just switch out something you’d usually buy in black for white – think white blazers (a la Bianca Jagger), white tuxedo pants or leather ankle boots – for a modern take on classic styles.
Our Winter White edit:
Our Rosemunde layering pieces come into their own in winter – the cotton/silk mix is the perfect blend for keeping you warm without overheating and with a range of ‘neutrals’ to choose from, you’ll find the most flattering shade for you. Choose from our long-line, wide lace-trimmed tanks for added interest to your hemline, or a simple strap top to give a ‘flash of white’ at a cardigan neckline.
The perennially chic white shirt is a versatile folly to this season’s statement blazers (link to Vilagallo). Chose from Rosemunde’s flattering tunic style, or a more tailored, classic shirt from Vilagallo.
A white coat might seem like an impractical indulgence, but it’s actually a really sensible investment. Rather than opting for this year’s ‘in shade’ – if looked after well this coat from ICHI could become a classic that you wear year after year. Simple add new season’s accessories to update your look. We love the shawl collar and cosy wool-mix.
If you’re looking for investment accessories – opting for neutrals will ensure they never date. Rosemunde’s cashmere scarf in ivory has that added hint of Christmas sparkle, too.
What are you waiting for? Go and fall in love with winter white neutrals all over again.