One of the oldest fashion “rules” is that white is off-limits after Labor Day. We’re not exactly sure where this concept came from, but it’s clearly nonsense since most of the street style crowd are all about winter whites. While these sartorial stars have pretty much debunked the myth, that doesn’t mean sporting white-on-white looks is easy-peasy.
Going head-to-toe white can often wash you out and nobody wants that. The key is to opt for different shades of white — ivory, ecru, off-white, eggshell — to keep things interesting. Or you can insert some strategic pops of color to give your look added dimension. And don’t be afraid to rely on other known neutrals like gray, black and brown, or favor statement coats in plaid or camo. Texture is also important since it can add a little kick to an otherwise stark ensemble.
Ready to give it a go? Here’s a street style crib sheet on how to flaunt those winter whites without blending into the snowy background.