Winter white … the perfect foil to winter blues
For this week’s trend, I had a bash at winter white. Being a bit of a pasty Brit, my closet is full of pastels and creams. So for me, when we’re talking winter white, it’s a slightly softer take on the harsh hue, which can wash me out if I haven’t kept up that fake tanning routine.
Winter white is one of those trends I’ve only seen pulled off by Hollywood A-listers, who teeter from limo to red carpet to hotel room without the trauma of countryside living, small children and a feisty dog thrown into the equation. Undeterred by the possible fall out, I took to the trend task in hand with enthusiasm – albeit on a lovely sunny day, so it kind of felt a bit like spring had sprung anyway.
I tried to incorporate a couple of seasonal trends to add to my color coded dress fest. I opted for an A-line pleat leather skirt from Kate Bosworth’s fab collection at Topshop, as well as an oversized sweater which has been in my cloest a while, but you can find similar here from Joseph.
Winter white … how to wear it
If you’re going to pull this look off, it’s all about mixing up your textures. Winter white is a bit of an extreme neutral, so adding a bit of interest to this bland basic with different fabrics and materials really helps nail the look. The oversized knit I chose was paired with a J.Crew jewel collar shirt, and leather Topshop skirt. Though you can get similar from Mulberry here or on sale Calvin Klein here.
It always helps to throw in a little muted color, so add a nod to the pastels heading our way for spring. This Sophie Hulme tote is perfect. Whilst the metallic Miu Miu pumps can work with this outfit right now but also segue nicely into summer with white linens and grey neutrals. Throw on a little jewelry like this cuff from J.Crew and you are off to the races.