A few months ago I did a Facebook live with Zulily. During the segment, the topic of white denim came up and whether it was safe to wear during fall and winter. Being a fashion blogger, I triumphantly shared that it was a must-do and that all of the fashionistas are doing it, then sheepishly admitted that I hadn’t done it myself. Within seconds, I had agreed to wear white denim this season.
Surprisingly, I was able to come up with not one but three white denim looks! For today’s post, I am focusing on this one along with some tips for embracing this sometimes controversial trend. Long gone are the days of not wearing white after Labor Day.
First off, these jeans are my absolute favorite pair of white denim! They are uber comfortable and super flattering. I’m all for minimizing the mid-section, and these have lift-tuck technology to help flatten the tummy and lift the rear. I love the ankle hem length too; it works so well with booties! The fabric is very thick, which is even better for colder months. I have had these pair for several years now and they still look great, no matter how many times I wear them.
The sweater is more of a summer knit but the added weight and detail made for a good transitional piece. The floral-like statement necklace just makes this look that much cuter.
The key to wearing white denim in the fall is to winterize. Use these tips and tricks to rock your white denim all year long. After a while, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start wearing this trend sooner.
- Footwear. Living in Seattle, the weather can really dictate what I’m going to wear, especially when commuting.You can do a lot in the shoe department. I’ve seen everything from over the knee boots to heels to booties. My favorite shoe choice for white denim is probably the bootie or a pair of OTK boots in gray or beige. If you know me, I like to play it safe when it comes to my clothing. I still have yet to try the OTK boot trend but maybe that will be my next challenge.
- Chunky sweaters or cardis. You could create a classic all-white/beige look and wear your white denim with a cable knit sweater. Whatever, you decide just make sure your sweater is a bit oversized and cozy, bonus points if it’s textured.
- Classic Winter coat. For this outfit, I would definitely go with my tried and true stadium coat in beige (here’s an identical option on sale). If your outfit is neutral, any of these colors would look great. If you can afford it, maybe have both in your closet: a classic coat, plus a colorful fun coat to change things up.
- Accessorize with a cute floppy or pageboy hat. Add a pop of color to brighten up a dreary day or go neutral for a classic everyday look. My favorite winter color is beige or camel. For color, I recommend going with burgundy or another jewel tone. The traditional knit hat with a poof would also look cute.
How do you style your white denim in the colder months?
Shop the Look:
*c/o: courtesy of or gifted.
📷’s by Luba Kochubey Portraits