FabSugar: How to Wear Winter White

This story is from our partner, FabSugar! Twice a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. Today’s post teaches you how to wear winter white like a pro written by Hannah Weil of FabSugar:

How to Pull Off Winter White Like a Pro


We’re no longer living by the no-white-after-Labor-Day rules – save for being a guest at your best friend’s wedding, there really are no rules when it comes to wearing your white pieces. That said, there can be a little trepidation around wearing the color during Winter – but we’re out to change all of that. With these five looks we’re embracing the hue on our denim, skirts, and dresses to refresh our everyday style. From a creamy boho maxi to a pair of ultra-chic white skinnies, click through to see and shop all the ways we’re wearing white right now.

Contrast your basics..
A creamy mohair sweater has a quintessentially Winter feel. Contrast the cozy topper with slick leather pants and studded loafers, then add in a pair of pretty earrings for an everyday outfit with a little pizazz.

Theory Jaidyn Sweater ($168, originally $335), Sara Berman Skinny Leather Pants ($280), Thierry Lasry Hooky D-Frame Marbled Acetate Sunglasses ($375), Han Cholo Shadow Series Rose Plated Brass Medium Stud Earrings ($35), Asos Croc Embossed Leather Porfolio Clutch ($108), Steve Madden Melter Flats ($140)

Go boho…
Craft a bohemian Winter look by pairing your furry vest with a long white maxi. Layer up with your favorite popover and style it out with a buttery bucket bag and easy ankle boots.

Etoile Isabel Marant Dory Cotton-Jersey Sweater ($320), Rachel Zoe Vanessa Silk Maxi Skirt ($605), J.Crew Tillary Bucket Bag ($198), N.Y.L.A. Women’s Patrice Bootie ($90), Frolick Jewelry State Necklace ($56), Halston Heritage Faux Fur Vest ($150, originally $375)

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Make a statement…
Give white denim cool-girl edge by pairing your seasonal pullover and jeans with biker boots and a statement satchel – don’t forget your shades.

A.P.C. Crewneck Pocket Sweater ($275), Madewell Skinny Skinny White Wash Jeans ($99), Elizabeth and James Park Sunglasses ($155), DKNY Small Round Bracelet Watch ($135), Zara Tri-Combined City Bag ($90), Zara Flat Biker Boot ($159)

Add some edge…
Make your LWD Winter appropriate with a leather jacket and booties that speak to the season with luxe shearling lining.

Cacharel Sleeveless Dress With Pin Tuck Detail ($359), Topshop Traditional Biker Jacket ($300), J.Jill Solid Micro Tights ($13), By Malene Birger Gilsan Ankle Boots ($684), Nars Diamond Life Nail Polish ($28), Alexander Wang Marion Bag ($650)

Go white on white…
Don’t be afraid to embrace white on white. A creamy sweater feels extra fresh against skinny white bottoms, standout jewels, and a pair of edgy ankle boots.


Zara Snakeskin Shopper ($50), 3.1 Phillip Lim Sweatshirt With Cut Off Sleeves ($350), Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans ($176), See by Chloé Cutout Leather Ankle Boots ($365), Dannijo Ines Necklace ($395)

Which look is your favorite?

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  • Anna James

    Fabulous post, Lauren. Such great tips. The make a statment look is my fave. I’d love if you’d check out my latest giveaway valued over $600. The heels are amazing. xo


  • Anna James

    Fabulous post, Lauren. Such great tips. The make a statment look is my fave. I’d love if you’d check out my latest giveaway valued over $600. The heels are amazing. xo


  • Kelby Peachey

    I love the ‘add some edge’ fashion collage. Beautiful!

  • Stacie

    I’m wearing white today!! White skinny trousers (from AE) with a royal blue sweater with a lace back. Paired with nude flats, my very day jewelry (watch & college class ring) plus a simple charm necklace.

  • Stacie

    I posted on my FB this morning that I was wearing white and my dad made fun of me b/c it’s not spring yet. I told him, “”I don’t follow fashion rules!!!””

  • Kimmy S

    So pretty! I love winter whites… It’s so refreshing with all the dark, heavy shades of the season. My favorite look is the first one!

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    I love love love winter white… I think it’s so chic and it infuriates me when people say you can’t wear white after Labor Day. Ugh. I think the best tip is to make sure the white item you choose is a sturdy fabric, rather than a flimsy summer fabric.

    Check out some cool printed dresses!


  • tania aslam

    please do a prom post Lauren!!!

  • Melissa Panici

    I really like the Boho look. That sweater is gorgeous! I really wish I could afford these outfits! They are all awesome. Thanks Lauren and FabSugar!

  • Janella Haf

    boho and statement are the best (:
    nice post !!


  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I love how winter white is being paired with the different textures here!

    ~XO Kelley


  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I love winter white! :) So so pretty!



    Love the maxi skirt!

    Check out a cute way to update your plain flats! http://www.ohsoprettythediaries.com/2012/02/diy-fix-your-flats.html#comments

  • Krista Gray

    So chic and fun!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I wish I would’ve been able to see all the outfits put together on models. Then, maybe the pieces would make sense to me. I’m still not understanding how the Boho would look, even though I love the pieces. I think my favorite is the “”white on White””— Even thought it’s more like pink & grey on white… I think there were some blips in this article… I love this kind of cold shoulder look and the purse pulls the entire thing together. Love this look!

  • Shellz

    Great post! love all the outfits you put together!Drop by my blog for some beauty and fashion tips :


  • Tiffani Stuart

    I like the “”Make a Statement”” & “” mix your basics”” looks, as well… I think they are the ones I’d most likely put together on my own.

  • Abbie Keleher

    Lauren, what about white lace? I have a white lace skirt that I have been dying to wear but I don’t know what to wear with it!

  • Maria Abbruscato

    I like add some edge the best! I loooooooooovvvvvvveeeee it :)

  • Marvin C.

    I like the White on White the best Lauren…

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    im wearing winter white tonight! :)


  • Suzy Zhang

    this is perfect! i have a pair of white jeans and i have no idea how to style them :)


  • Jessica H

    These looks are so pretty! Love them all! Check out my blog http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com and the boutique I work at http://www.facebook.com/charismaboutiquenc

  • Laura Ledesma

    the white skinny jeans are the best..!

  • PavlynGirls

    I love the “”Contrast your Basics”” look – contrasting different fabrics looks and styles looks so amazing and is so in right now! I also really liked the “”Make A Statemet”” look, I’m dying for a pair of Biker boots! Again, such an awesome contrast between these rough boots, and the feminine white pants and sweater.

    For my about my style – http://www.pavlyn.com

  • Aubrey McGlinchey

    love the leather jacket in ‘add some edge!’

  • Emma Fox

    Love the colour palette for all of these gorgeous looks!

  • Carmella

    Can anyone ID the watch Lauren’s wearing in this photo? I want it!

  • mael L.

    I love all of the looks but my favourite’s the “”Add some edge…”” !
    Btw you realyl have good tastes Lauren (:

  • Fabey

    I loved the “”Add some edge…”” look !!!! This is my version of it:


  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I really like the third and fifth outfits !! :) Super adorable!


  • Amanda G

    Love the steve madden flats!!

    Check out my blog:




  • Barefoot Duchess

    i dig the look with the white skirt, but i am afraid that it will look dip-dyed grey or brown at the end of the day :(

  • Rebekah W

    the first outfit seems to be amazing. love the combination with the faux fur vest and the white maxi. so gorge! :) maybe I’ll try it out!



  • Jennifer Knox

    – all the looks are totally me BUT..

    if i had to choose, i`ll say “”Contrast your basics”” & “”Make a statement””.

  • Ambree Abbott

    I have yet to try winter white, and in tennessee out winter comes in waves. But there’s a white blazer at American Eagle that I’m dying to have.



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