Between the sparkles and the bright colors of the season, winter white can often get lost in the shuffle. However, it is a fantastic neutral for colder weather. It is warmer than the crisp, bright whites we wear in summertime, but it is just as versatile. When winter white and black are mixed together, they can create very striking and chic patterns, but it looks equally great with blue denim or even rich jewel tones. Even though winter white is a warmer hue than bright white, it can also be worn with cool silvers, greys and blues to create an icy, winter look.
Most of the time you will probably wear a single piece of winter white in your outfit, but a full head to toe look is also a great dressy option. Tuck a winter white top or sweater into a pair of winter white pants, add a metallic belt and finish with a colorful jewel tone necklace to match your shoes. If you want to break up the color a bit more, look for either a top or pant with a black & winter white graphic print.
The different shades of winter white can differ drastically between stores, so you may not always be able to find a close match. In that case, look for pieces that have a bit more difference, such as a brighter white top and pant that is a richer cream or taupe color. This will help prevent your outfit from looking like a mismatched suit.
Although "winter" is in the name, this color is really a three season neutral. It may seem strange to be wearing such a light hue in the cold months, but it really helps to brighten outfits that otherwise may feel dark and heavy with the browns, blacks, and jewel tones of the season.
If you are unsure of the winter white trend, try it in a chunky open cardigan so that you can add other bolder colors to complement it. It can be thrown over jeans and blouse, but it also will look fabulous worn over a dress with a metallic belt worn at the waist.