TRY IT! Wearing White in Winter Used to be a fashion faux pas…
NEW RULE: Winter White is the most luxe basic of the season.
A few tips from your stylist:
Go a shade off from the pure white. “White out” white looks best only with tanned limbs in the summer. The first key to wearing this trend in winter starts with a creamier white or ecru.
KEEP YOURSELF COVERED
Don’t bring back that bright white strappy top from summer. Even if you layer a cardigan over the shirt, it will look cheap. Be mindful of the fact that it is still chilly so….
WEAR IT IN A SUBSTANTIAL FABRIC
Wear something soft and cozy when pulling off this trend in the winter months. In short: no linen allowed. Think rich and warm cashmere; wools, heavy cotton, satin and silks.
MAKE A STATEMENT.
There’s absolutely nothing more beautiful in my mind than a perfect (slim fitting, funnel-necked) winter white coat. It not only shields you from the harsh elements, but wraps you instantly in style.
MIX IN OTHER COLORS.
If you don’t want to look like the evil Snow Queen from The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, weight the look down with tall sturdy brown boots. Almost knee height or over will pull together your look perfectly. Let’s repeat the leather color in your clutch or handbag for fluidity’s sake. In addition, I like to throw on an oversized pale colored scarf to accent the face and add a brush of color to the look.
IF YOU ARE YOUNG & EDGY, PAIR A WHITE DRESS WITH BLACK TIGHTS.
Stacked suede round toe heels would be ideal to top it all off. This look reminds me of Eddy Sedgwick or Twiggy from the 60’s. It is timeless, but so now.
NEVER WEAR WHITE SHOES WITH THIS TREND.
Keep those white shoes tightly sealed in their box for next Easter. To be frank, I don’t believe in white shoes…ever!!
Did You Know?
Originally from Lebanon, Nikki Richardson (formerly Dowell), was recognized by Murfreesboro Magazine’s Most Beautiful People 2010!