Rain, sleet, snow, muddy puddles and every other winter weather element you can imagine aren’t exactly conducive to wearing white in December. Yet, I love the idea of an ivory dress, fluffy white sweater or a pair of snow colored skinny jeans in the heart of winter. White is crisp, clean and classy.
I was able to spend a few days in Paris on the Savvy Sleepers Euro Tour. On my last night in Paris, I wore an off white Calvin Klein dress paired under an ivory trench. Here’s my top 3 tips for wearing white including a bonus ‘dress altering’ trick that will make you the hit of the holiday party, plus I can guarantee no one else will have your Look!
1. White Fur is Best Saved for Details ~ White faux fur is fun, but if a jacket that’s entirely white fur gets the slightest bit dirty, you’ll look like road kill. This trench has a removable white faux fur collar so it’s just enough. White faux fur hats, mittens, ear muffs or shawls are also fun.
2. How to Alter a Basic White Dress ~ I found this Calvin Klein dress at TJMaxx and it had a weird, unflattering built in cami. I cut it out for a more revealing Rhianna-ish neckline that’s appropriate for any holiday event with a few strategically placed hair extensions. I also had it altered near the hips. (Sidenote) If you spot a dress you want to alter, make sure it doesn’t have difficult seams or zippers and have your seamstress on speed dial. Don’t settle for a dress that doesn’t fit you perfectly when a $25 trip to the tailor can have you looking like a professionally styled celebrity.
The Opera House in Paris
3. The Easiest Color to Pair with Winter White is Black ~ It’s a classic winter combo that makes me feel a little bit Coco Chanel even if I’m in a 5-year-old Bebe trench. If you’re wearing a white dress, add black heels, a black handbag, clutch, a brooch or statement necklace. Black + White = Classy
Do you have a favorite ‘Winter White’ staple in your closet?
(Sidenote) Thanks for following throughout the Euro Tour and I’m announcing a GIVEAWAY this week with a fashion accessory straight from Italy that I picked up after seeing TONS of European fashionistas wearing them….Stay Tuned