How I Wear My: Winter White

Welcome to the 42 post in the How I Wear My series!

Happy New Year! “How I Wear My” is ready to start 2015 in style. Jill of Everything Just So and I could not resist the glamorous charms of winter white for January.

As always my partner, Jill of Everything Just So, gets us started with this month’s How I Wear My Winter White.

Jill says, “I like winter white with black, especially black lace! I picked this blouse up from Target after you [Adrienne] featured it on your blog in late 2013. It’s perfect for the holidays. I kept the look simple with straight black pants from Gap and ankle boots from Nine West.”

This top is one of a few common pieces Jill and I have in our wardrobes. I love this blouse on Jill!

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Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun wears a winter white turtleneck and moto with black cropped pants and knee-high boots. She added a gorgeous red purse for a pop of color.

I love the classic feel of this color combination.

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Susan of Une Femme D’un Certain Age points out that winter white can be many different shades. Her knit cardigan is a light shade of winter white, more like a bone color. Susan says, “I like how it lightens up my dark neutrals and works with both casual or dressier looks.”

I love the addition of her fabulous leopard scarf!

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Tiffany of Sunshine Daydream Photography says, “I spent both Christmas and New Year’s in Sun Valley, Idaho and found myself wearing lots of winter white! Here, I paired my crisp white Gap jeans with a Free People long sleeve shirt paired with a long, cozy gray and white sweater and Sam Edelman knee-high boots. I loved wearing all white with the contrast of my dark brown leather boots while roaming the snow covered streets of the beautiful mountain town!”

I adore Sun Valley and Tiffany’s outfit, which is deal for this charming mountain village.

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Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades shows us how she’s taken a white dress and transitioned it from fall to winter, as you can see in the collage: fall on the left, winter on the right.

She tells us, “Winter is all about layering and I love using winter white as one of the layers because it brightens up the whole outfit.”

Cynthia proves winter white is one flexible shade!

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Amy of Denim and Dots wore this stylish winter white outfit outfit to the holiday Pops show at Carnegie Hall. She says the passing of Labor Day is no reason to stop wearing white pants!

Agree, Amy! Winter white is great to wear any time of the year!

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Jane of Toronto Shopaholic wears a stunning winter white coat with a plaid scarf and beanie. I love the way Jane wrapped her big scarf. This is cold weather fashion at its best!

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Angie of You Look Fabulous says, “I’m kicking off 2015 with a look that has a high happiness factor because white-out is one of my favourite trends of all time. I feel powerful wearing white from head to toe. Something about soft, pretty and crisp shades of white makes me feel invincible, modern and bold, despite it being an impractical combination and a low contrast against my hair colour and complexion.”

So modern, so stylish and such a head-turning look!

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Malia of Style by Malia wears white satin midi skirt from Eloquii, gold cardigan from Lane Bryant and gold glitter pumps from Nine West. Malia says, “I love wearing winter white to dress up for a fun event. I added this fascinator to attend a bridal shower recently.”

I adore this outfit – from fascinator to peep-toe pump!

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Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living wears a BCBG Generation oversized batwing sweater and says, “It is light weight and so soft! The second outfit is a Free People short sleeved, batwing, hooded cardigan. It is perfect for here in Arizona with the temperatures in the 60s. I paired both tops with skinny jeans and OTK boots.”

Cheryl shows us winter white sweaters are the ideal choice for mild winter climate.

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Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo says, “I rarely if ever wear white. It doesn’t look good next to my skin. Instead I wear cream. It is softer and doesn’t wash me out as much. I will often wear a scarf next to my face to add some much needed colour next to my face.”

Love this edgy yet wintery-soft look!

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Tamera of Tamera Beardsley says, “Perfect for a winter beach walk … a sweater, corduroy skirt and a cashmere wrap to keep the chill at bay.”

Winter white glamour on a California beach. Love it!

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My dear friend, Amy, says, “My daughter-in-law Stefanie, got me this fun infinity scarf for Hanukkah. I don’t usually wear a large print like this but she told me to ‘shake it up a bit!’ I don’t usually even wear white so I toned it down with the black sweater wrap.”

Looking great, Ames!

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Linda of Labour of Life says she’s,”trying to be a little winter festive in the office. It’s so quiet around here but the perfect time to dress casually and comfortably. I have had this fleece cardigan for over 12 years, a Northern Reflection Piece that is timeless yet fun!”

Holiday fashion done right!

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Trina of Tea Time With Trina wears her winter white pants and sweater with a plaid shirt and dark red rain boots for a preppy chic winter look.

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Nicole of High Latitude Style tells us, “Versatile jackets are typically associated with high school girls, and not women over 40. However, this leather beauty seems to be the version made for us, not the teenagers. I love all the details that make it look grown up: the soft material, the double zipper pockets, the awesome cut and fit.The winter white sleeves and tan of the jacket go so well with anything denim. The jacket also goes well with dresses instead of a blazer of leather motorcycle jacket. For proof that the jacket and sweater are winter white, I picked snow white of real Alaska snow as the ground and background of the outfit photo.”

I would call this look “Varsity Chic.” I love the addition of a silk scarf!

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Dale of Savvy Spice says, “I love all-white outfits on women every season, but I think they look especially crisp in winter. My white denim and sweater are H&M and I added Michael Kors snakeskin heels. To stay warm and winterize the outfit, I wore an oversized camel trench Made in Italy by Loro Piana I found in a second hand store in Zurich.”

Beautiful classic style. And I can only image how fabulous second hand shops in Zurich must be!

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Heather of Chez Bliss wears a Stella Carakasi tunic top paired with a Stella Carakasi winter white sweater cardigan. Heather adds to this a chocolate brown skirt and mult-colored scarf for a lovely winter white look.

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Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life wears a lace pattern skirt, a recent purchase from Piperlime. By adding the plaid scarf, it keeps Alice warm all day in Southern California and makes this look more winter than spring.

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Julie, who is a friend of mine, and a Parisienne (lucky girl!) wears a winter white pleated skirt with a gray sweater, winter white blouse and silk scarf. I love the side braid, the way she tied her scarf, and that Louis Vuitton bag is adorable!

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Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb wears a winter white blouse with loads of long necklaces (ideal for February’s theme!) and a faux fur vest. I love the feminine sassiness of this look. Well done, Catherine!

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I have always been drawn to winter white and wear it every month of the year. I think it’s one of those shades that’s flattering on nearly everyone.

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Like most outfits I wear, this winter white look includes jeans. I decided to keep my outfit neutral and wear taupe suede boots by Sam Edelman (similar) and my Australian hat from Montecristi Panama Hat Company of Napa Valley that I love!

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I bought this Trouve sweater at Nordstrom recently. It’s so warm and cozy! I wear it whenever the climate chills enough around here, which isn’t as often as I would like.

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A great big thank you to all the stylish participants!

Be sure to stop by Everything Just So to see more wonderful winter white looks!

For February, have a look through your jewelry box while thinking this: Could anything be more romantic than a long necklace?

Whether you prefer an opera-length strand of pearls, a rope of jet beads, an elegant diamanté sautoir that a flapper would’ve worn, or a metallic necklace studded with motifs, join us for “How I Wear My: Long Necklace.”

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We can’t wait to see how you style your long necklace!

Send photos to us at [email protected] by February 2, 2015.

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Make it a rich day!

XO,

Adrienne

21 Comments

  1. January 7, 2015 / 5:50 am

    Adrienne, once again this monthly post was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how all these beautiful ladies wore their winter whites and in such fun, stylish, and uniqe ways. I know this is definitely your labor of blogging love so I’m sending you my blogging hug for taking the time to put this party together.
    Hugs to you, cute lady.
    p.s. That photo of you standing center stage in the grape field, WOW!

  2. January 7, 2015 / 5:56 am

    Everyone looks so fabulous! I love your fuzzy sweater, Adrienne.

  3. January 7, 2015 / 6:13 am

    I love it! Winter white is such a chic color. I am always afraid to wear it for the fear of it washing me out but all these ladies look great. I am happy with my Stella Carakasi sweater. And I have you to thank for featuring SC on your blog. I have gone a bit crazy with buying up some of her sweaters and tunics–just love them. xo H

  4. Jill
    January 7, 2015 / 6:46 am

    That close-up shot of you is so amazing Adrienne, it’s time to do a post on your beauty secrets because you look so glowy and dewy and gorgeous. So many looks to love here and I am crazy for Julie’s Alma bag. God that is such a great design, now I want one (actually I have for awhile). This post is lovely my dear, everybody is looking so glamorous! XO, Jill

  5. January 7, 2015 / 7:10 am

    So many awesome bloggers and great looks. I love Jills blouse and if I had seen it on you I would have done the same thing and ran to Target. Love this link up, Thank you for taking the time to always bring us so many amazing looks and bloggers. Your sweater is beautiful I just picked up a very similar one from Banana Republic, now I need a new hat.

  6. January 7, 2015 / 7:19 am

    So many different ways to wear white in winter!

    Thanks for putting this together ladies. It’s always great inspiration.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  7. January 7, 2015 / 7:44 am

    i agree with you about winter white being a universally flattering colour. You are looking sun kissed and healthy in your soft sweater, it suits you.
    Another great group of participants to inspire us to have fun and be creative with our choice of outfits….

  8. Kathy
    January 7, 2015 / 8:04 am

    I’m not sure how I missed this post? But anyway, everyone looks wonderful and it does seem winter whites/white is becoming as popular as black. LWD’s are everywhere. Now that I’m letting my natural silvery color grow in, creams etc. no longer look good. Will have to see as my hair grows, what my “white” will be, but I have a feeling more of a cool optic white.

  9. January 7, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Perfect post to share today here as we have true Winter white outside the window!! Thank you as always for the work you do. Everyone looks great and looking forward to more HIWM looks this year,
    : ) Ana

  10. January 7, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Thanks for the shout out and kind words, Adrienne. I love YOUR outfit! You wear hats with the best of them. Gorgeous book ending with the booties. xo

  11. January 7, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    I just love this series you and Jill do! I relate to the real women (typical fashion models do not look real to me and most of those clothes I wouldn’t wear) and how they complement the chosen clothing item. I learn something new every time! And I just love seeing Amy in this issue! Thanks to both you and Jill!

  12. January 7, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Love seeing all my fav bloggers on HIWM day! Thanks so much for hosting! What a bunch of stylish cuties we are!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  13. January 7, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    I love winter white! One of my favorite pair of pants is pin whale white corduroy from Banana Republic. So soft, easy to wash, and can be dressed up or down. The one problem with any white pants is the rain, slush or snow splashing up on the cuffs/lower leg… not so much a problem down here in N.C. but not good up in New England weather!

  14. January 7, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Love all the ways everyone wore white – all great inspirations!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

  15. January 8, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Adrienne, the pictures of you are stunning! I definitely need to add some winter white to my wardrobe after reading this. It’s so helpful seeing how differently everyone has worn it. Great series!

  16. January 10, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    What an amazing of collection of winter white fashions from such talented bloggers. I really appreciate the time it took you o catalog all of these looks. I’m a pretty “newbie” blogger, and am always so fascinated when I find a nice, inviting community of fellow fashion lovers. Please stop by my blog, and let me know what you think. And, if I can participate next month? Have a beautiful day! XO, Maria

    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

  17. Carolyn
    December 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    I have a beautiful pair of straight thin wale winter white cords from Ann Taylor that I want to wear with a beautiful Fair Isle grey, cream and brown sweater and black or brown brogue booties with to a party this week. Is this still in style? I’m always a bit nervous about wearing white during winter although these are made for winter wear as far as being cords– true winter white. Thank you!

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