Inspiring Ways To Wear White This Winter

Flip the traditional all-black ensemble on its head and try these ideas instead.   

Alexa Chung

At the Museum of Modern Art’s 2013 Film Benefit, Chung wore a white Chanel Spring 2013 Couture tweed dress with ice blue pumps, proving that this colour can be winter-appropriate when worn in a heftier fabric. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

As is a running theme with all-white ensembles, the strength of this Antonio Berardi S/S 14 look lies in its minimalism. The croc-stamped bust adds some textural interest to the jumpsuit, but the sleek Louboutin Clutch and Jennifer Fisher Choker are the only accessories needed to make this a statement look.   

Kate Moss

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At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hong Kong, Moss wore a white silk crepe blazer over a simple black dress. By keeping her hair sleek and her jewellery refined she proves that this look is office appropriate.  

Nicole Richie

At a Chloe dinner in Los Angeles, Richie sported a downtown take on the trend with skinny white jeans, pointed Manolo Blahnik Taylor Pumps and a Cropped Crepe and Twill Blazer from Chloe’s F/W 2013 collection. She adds edge with smokey eye makeup, a deep side part and a black Kaleidoscope Fingerpick pendant from her jewellery line House of Harlow. 

Jessica Alba

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Alba looked stunning in Wes Gordon’s Resort 2014 Ivory Long Sleeve Box Pleat Mini at our 50 Style Stars event last month. The outfit is winter-appropriate, thanks to its long sleeves and high neckline, and the fact that Alba paired it with a wine lip and metallic tipped Jerome C. Rousseau Flicker Pumps

Rooney Mara

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Not afraid of a serious style statement, Mara slipped into this sculptural white S/S 14 Balenciaga look with grace. The veil-thin skirt and strapless neckline would turn heads at any holiday party.  

Elizabeth Olsen

Olsen adeptly combines the metallic and white trends for fall, as seen at the screening of Oldboy in New York wearing a head to toe look from Altuzarra’s S/S 14 collection. Take a page from her book and try pairing the contrasting fabrics for an unexpected evening outfit.

Allison Williams

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Williams boldly chose to top her minimalist all-white Calvin Klein Collection outfit with a punchy orange coat from the same collection, resulting in a look that is perfect for work or dinner. 

Ciara donned an all-white Calvin Klein Collection suit to complement her Jennifer Fisher jewellery at the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund Finalist event in New York. The sculptural jacket draped over her racer-back top makes this a dramatic cocktail outfit.  

Constance Jablonski

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For her appearance at the opening of  J. Mendel’s Madison Avenue boutique, the model teamed white heels with a J. Mendel thigh-slit maxi-skirt, diaphanous top and a cropped satin jacket for a luxe take on the trend.

Camille Charrière of Camille Over The Rainbow

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Instead of wearing all black, Charriere of Camille Over The Rainbow punctuated her model-off-duty separates with a gorgeous white leather jacket from Zara Studio. 

 

Street Style

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Vanessa Jackman

The oversized ice-grey knit pairs beautifully with white, but it’s the oversized silhouette that makes this outfit work so well. Note how the eye is drawn to her torso rather than the tapered white pants that could easily add weight to her tiny frame if paired with a skinnier top.  

Joanna Hillman

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The Harper’s Bazaar Senior Fashion Market Editor grounds her white Gap jeans and J. Crew blouse with a cream Elizabeth and James biker jacket and hefty black shoes. Note how she ties it all together with a cream and black Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel.       

Street Style

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This outfit could read too summery if it wasn’t for the mock turtleneck and the fluted midi skirt in a structured material. Pair with black boots and sunglasses to prevent it from looking angelic. 

Camille Charrière of Camille Over The Rainbow

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Clearly a professional at mastering this trend, Charriere adeptly pairs flowing cream Mango trousers and Zara Studio jacket with a stark white tee. The result is a polished and fresh daytime look.

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