Budget Stylista: Winter White

As much as we want to deny it, if my frozen toes are any indication, winter is on its way. And with winter comes lots of dark, gloomy fashion. The black and gray sweaters, the dark jeans, the Uggs. Ugh.

But why? Winter is a beautiful season – all that bright, sparkly white snow – so I say it’s time to trade those winter woes for winter whites. The fashion gods say we aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day, but I say hell to the no. And so does my favorite fashion maven, Rachel Zoe. (The girl may be crazy, but when it comes to style, I totes trust her.)

The trick to successfully pulling off white in the winter-time is making sure you keep your look more “snow angel” and less nautical/I’m on a (mother effing) boat. So avoid those light, loose fabrics and mix in heavier pieces (think suede, velvet, heavy sweaters and thick tights).

Need some help? Here are three ways to wear white in the winter.

Winter White Lace

Product Information: Dress – Nordstrom, $46; Tights – Kohl’s, $12; Platform Pumps – Forever 21, $24.80.

Pair this white lace dress with thick opaque tights and suede pumps to keep it cozy yet chic for the winter!

Winter White and Brown

Product Information: Dress – Charlotte Russe, $39.50; Boots – Lulus, $73; Tights – Kohl’s, $12.

I love the contrast of pairing textured tights and casual suede boots with this dress (although it totes can be dressed up with nylons and nude patent pumps!).

Winter White Jeans

Product Information: Jeans – Gap, $52.99; Blazer – Charlotte Russe, $44.50; Button Down – Urban Outfitters, $38; Boots – Forever 21, $34.80.

I know white jeans in the winter seem totally off base, but paired with leather riding boots, a flannel (tucked in) and a velvet blazer, it totally works. In fact it does more than just work- it’s totally adorable!

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