Gone are the days when wearing white after Labour Day is considered an outfit faux pas. In fact, when done correctly, it’s one of the quickest ways to achieve a clean and polished look with little to no effort. From well-tailored suiting to chic outerwear that can be layered over anything you own, there is a slew of winter-white outfit options that will make you rethink everything you knew about one of fashion’s most-dated rules.
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When it comes to getting dressed during the cold-weather months, it’s likely there is a handful of neutral tones that you rely on to get you through the dreary season unscathed. But in the event you’re looking to switch it up from traditional black, brown, and beige, consider adding pops of white into the mix. A starch-white pair of over-the-knee boots like Nicholas Kirkwood‘s Lexi boots allow you to experiment with the trend before committing fully. However, for those who prefer a bolder approach, shoe designer and founder of eponymous label Amina Muaddi‘s white-on-white, monochromatic look is inspiration enough.
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If you’re unsure of where to begin, continue scrolling for 11 no-fail winter-white outfits from the street style set to get you started on the right path—and the key pieces to shop from them, of course.
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To bring your fresh white suit into the colder months, break up the hue with dark outfit accompaniments in shades of black or brown. Take notes from Tamu McPherson and add luxe accessories—think: statement pumps with chunky gold jewellery.
Blair Wrap-Front Vegan Leather Jacket
Nanushka’s vegan leather jacket will give the winter-white suiting trend a modern feel.
In the (winter White) Bag
Lend every look an elevated air with a ladylike white bag.
Mademoiselle embossed leather bag
A ladylike bag in a light white and cream hue is the perfect unexpected winter touch.
For especially cold days, opt for cozy but chic coordinate sets in shades of eggshell or off-white. Keep the rest of the look minimal, letting the unexpected off-white hue speak for itself.
Orville Rib-Knit Midi Skirt
A knitted midi skirt is one of the easiest ways to give the warm-weather hue the winter treatment.
All in the Accessories
Don’t reserve your favourite white handbag for the spring. Instead, style it with dark colours and sleek silhouettes to keep the statement design in focus.
Chatelaine Shimmering Crystal Pouch Clutch Bag
Leave it to Judith Leiber to design a keepsake pouch that can be dressed up and down, depending on the occasion.
The Knitted Midi
Invest in a midi-length sweater dress for the winter and your cold-weather lineup will never be the same. Just layer it under your favourite trench coat with coordinating accessories in warm hues.
Mariel Knit Dress
Cult Gaia’s Mariel dress sits off the shoulder in a form-fitting silhouette that tucks seamlessly under a long-length trench or outerwear.
The secret to pulling off white denim is to keep the rest of the look season appropriate. Try tucking the slim hem into chunky boots for an outfit that feels very 2020.
Vivian New Boot-Cut Flare Jeans
The ankle-baring hemlines of Khaite’s Vivian jeans are perfect for wearing both under and over lug-sole boots.
An optic-white shearling coat will give even the most casual look an ultra-polished update. Slip it over denim with loafers or sweats with sneakers alike. Not to mention, it will last in your closet for seasons to come.
Checked Faux Shearling Coat
The checked design in LVIR’s faux shearling coat gives it an updated feel that’s perfect for winter.
Made for Walking
If you’re looking to embrace the winter-white trend in a subtler way, consider splurging on a pair of over-the-knee boots this season. Style them with your favourite jewel-tone ensemble to make the leg-lengthening footwear really pop.
Lexi 70mm Snake-Print Leather Boots
From the chic pointed toe to the manageable curved heel, Nicholas Kirkwood’s OTK boots will work hard in your winter wardrobe.
Cool temperatures call for complete coverage, and a tailored denim boiler suit gets the job done. Equal parts chic and functional, elevated accessories and coordinated outerwear will streamline the look.
Women’s Danny Long-Sleeve Boilersuit
Every well-dressed woman needs a pair of long-sleeved coveralls in their arsenal.
Rather than packing away your go-to cotton-poplin shirtdress for the season, layer it under a voluminous coat with thigh-high flat boots. Top off the look with minimal gold hoops.
White Cotton-Poplin Dress
Eudon Choi’s wrap dress puts a modern spin on a classic silhouette.
Trade in your black gloves for a vintage white pair to switch up your look.
Long Leather Gloves
Hermès leather gloves are crafted in long silhouette that hits just below the elbow.
For those who want to go all out, you can’t go wrong with a form-fitting sweatshirt dress and matching knee-high boots. Cinch the waist à la Amina Muaddi with a chain-link belt.
Jersey Corset Dress
Fenty’s jersey dress is fitted with a corset bodice that gives the traditionally casual shape a chic twist.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.