How to Wear White in Winter – Classy Winter White Outfits!

The question used to be,  Can you wear white in winter? Now the question is, how?

Winter white outfits are more popular than ever. They’re chic, classy, and modern. But how do you create a chic winter white outfit that doesn’t look summery?

Here’s how I like to wear white in winter, plus some easy white outfits you can copy to get you started.

Rules for Wearing White in Winter

There are no hard and fast rules for creating white winter outfits, but a few things make it easier to get a stylish result. For example:

  • Stay away from stark white, which looks more summery. Try off-white, ivory, or creamy white instead.
  • Choose thicker, heavier white fabrics like denim, wool, and knits instead of cotton and linen.
  • Layer your winter whites for a cold weather look. Use varying shades of white with different textures or finishes.


What Colors to Wear with White when it’s Cold Out? – 3 Chic Combos

Winter whites look elegant with neutrals like gray, camel, brown, black, or muted pastels for a soft, wintry, low-contrast look.  For example…


Winter Whites - 2 dresses

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1.  Wear White with Neutrals

In my books, white tone on-tone with other light neutrals is the classiest way to wear white in winter. There’s something so elegant about layers of white, off-white, beige, cream, taupe topped off by touches of shiny gold. 

The key to winter white monochromatic looks is to keep things simple but slightly vary the shades of white and the textures. Of course, fabric matters, too.

With dresses, I like to start with a cozy white sweater dress and then layer on cream, camel, and warm gold accessories.  You can wear shoes or boots. I just bought this beautiful pair of suede camel boots which would be fantastic with a winter white sweaterdress.

Not a camel girl? Instead, layer on shades of light grey topped off by silver touches for a cool, rather than warm-toned look that is equally as stunning.




Winter white outfits - white sweaters, black pants
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2. Wear White with Black

Black and white is always chic, and it’s the perfect duo in the winter. A pair of inky black pants looks super sophisticated when you add a creamy two-tone black and white sweater.

This slit cuff one with the black edging is a modern beauty, or go for a fuzzy wuzzy sweater like this cozy black and white striped one. Top it off with a black jacket, bag, and boots so the white top pops.



winter white outfits - pastel sweaters, white jeans
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3. Wear White with Pastels

Try this if you are on the fence about wearing white jeans in the dead of winter. A soft, cozy pale pink or blue sweater with white jeans is uplifting when it’s cold and dreary out in January and February.

Any pastel worn with white is a welcome change from all those dark winter shades and looks modern and elegant.

Luckily, this season, we are seeing many gorgeous wintry pastel sweaters in pale, yellow, blue, peach, pink, and mint green that are gorgeous with white jeans and white sneakers or a pair of off-white or light taupe booties.


Would You Wear In Winter?

These are just three ways to wear white in winter. For more inpsiration check out these posts on:

How to Wear White Jeans in Winter 

How to Wear a White Coat in Winter ( see mine!)


What do you think? Now that I have given you some ideas, would you wear white in winter, or do you still feel like it’s a color that should be reserved for summer? Comment below and give your opinion!

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