Winter White

white outfit

Why the Whole “No White After Labor Day” Rule is Completely Out of Date. 

I’m sure many of you have heard the ancient rule that insists wearing white after Labor Day is a major fashion faux pas.  Fear not, I’ve got insider tips to help you work it in white this winter.

I’m currently enrolled in the Fashion Industry Essentials Program created by Parson’s School of Design and Teen Vogue. Right now I am taking a course called “Unlocking Visual Style”, which discusses fashion as a visual medium.

One of the lessons discussed the history behind white clothing and how to style it.  I learned that “sacred” rules of not wearing white after September, or to prom were being seriously challenged by fashionistas all over the world. (FYI I wore a white dress to my Senior Prom). White is a wardrobe staple, no matter what the season.

Wear a Dark Accent Color

Pairing white with a dark accent colors such as grey, navy and black grabs attention while still remaining stylish and chic.  I’m a huge fan of black and white outfits because they  showcase a timeless color combination that never goes out of style.Using an accent color makes the white garment stand out as the central focal point of the outfit .

In my outfit you can see my leggings, boots, sunglasses and bold lip were all dark colors, compared to my bright white sweater.   The first piece of clothing that draws your attention is the sweater because it is a contrast to the dark accessory items.

Layers on Layers

Don’t be afraid to layer on the white this winter. I recently found a white faux fur vest that I work into my outfits as a top layer. If your style is a little less bold, mix in white as an accessory (like a scarf)  or wear it under a jacket. A white blouse looks beautiful under a cardigan or for night time, with a leather jacket.

Outfit Breakdown

Below I’ve given you a breakdown of my look from clothes to accessories and makeup.

Sweater- Francesca’s

Leggings: Ann Taylor

Sunglasses: * Deal Alert* The sunglasses in my picture above I got for $7 at Charming Charlie . They are by far one of my favorite pairs and I just had to share with you all because they look like $200 glasses

Boots: Vince Camuto

Foundation: Teint Idole Ultra by Lancome

Lipstick: Of course I have my favorite brand NYX Cosmetics somewhere in the mix. I decided to try out their Liquid Suede lip Creme in Stone Fox. (I got mine at Ulta)

Hair: I’m wearing my Fancy Hair Extensions in Hazelnut Dirty Blonde and used a texturizing spray by CHI to give my hair a piecy look.

Bag: Although I didn’t actually have a bag in this picture I thought this Faux Leather Trapeze Satchel from Forever 21 was a great addition to the look ( And for only $30, its basically a steal)

 

Get The Look: Winter White

 

Thank you for reading my post  Winter White! Let me know what you liked about this post in the comments below, and also feel free to share your own tips for styling white all winter long!

6 Comments

  1. February 17, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    I personally LOVE white in winter. I let my fashion haters be my motivators. LOL

  2. February 17, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    For real. I never understood why I wouldn’t wear white after labor day (plus isn’t it always after labor day lol). When does it end?! Anyways winter whites are gorgeous. LOVELY OUTFITS.

  3. February 17, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Gorgeous! Love that lip color!

    xo Loren

  4. February 18, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips! I need all the fashion advice I can get 😉

  5. January 6, 2017 / 4:10 am

    Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style and design.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *