Ageless Style Series: How to Wear Winter Whites
Welcome to the first Ageless Style post of the new decade! This season we are showing you how to wear Winter Whites in fabulous ways. Shades of white can vary dramatically; some with yellow undertones, some with blue or grey, making it easy to find one that suits your particular skin tone. Take a look at all the fantastic outfits our group came up with for your winter inspiration!
20’s Blogger: Taylor of Cin City Chic
Bio: Hello! My name is Taylor and I am the Content Creator for the lifestyle blog CinCityChic. CinCityChic encompasses fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics. I am passionate about cultivating creative inspiration to help others boost their confidence. Cincinnati is home and I incorporate upcoming events, local stores, and my personal recommendations within my blog about the amazing 513. As an explorative and fun-loving millennial I am still finding my own path in this world. CinCityChic is my escape and journey that I enjoy sharing with others!
White is one of my favorite colors to include in my wardrobe. White can make your outfit look fresh and clean. I especially like wearing white in the winter because it can be done in so many different ways. Here, I wore this white puffer vest from Old Navy. Dressing in the winter can be stylish by adding different textures and colors. Underneath I kept it simple, by wearing black, but notice the leggings are faux leather. The contrast in material adds a bit of charisma to the overall look.
The white puffer vest is super comfortable. I am not a fan of wearing big huge jackets due to the colder months. I prefer to layer clothing that is less constricting. Here, I have on a cozy turtleneck from Target, and underneath I added a black long sleeve Under Armour shirt to keep me warm. Overall, I love this look, and it can be done with everyday items you may have in your closet!
30’s Blogger: Stacy of Styled by Stacy
Bio: Hi Friends! My name is Anastasia (Stacy) and I’m the fashion guru behind Styled by Stacy. I’m a lover of everything about the fashion industry from it’s unique designs and art to its ever changing atmosphere. I started my blog because I wanted to share my love of fashion, creativity, and my style with people everywhere. Styled by Stacy offers trend styling, my fashion favorites, and a love for my city, The CLE!
For this quarter’s Ageless Style blog, I’m not only bringing you styling tips for the thirty-something girl but, also for the mama to be! If you follow along on the blog or the gram you will know I’m expecting baby #2, which gives me a different perspective when styling this quarter’s theme. Not only can I help you look fab in your 30’s, but for the next couple of Ageless Style posts I’ll be showing you ways to look fab while pregnant! For this quarter’s theme we chose Winter Whites!
I’ve decided to style a cozy cable knit sweater dress. For all my mama’s out there, nothing is easier than a dress when it comes to styling the bump. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to add the latest trends to your wardrobe while pregnant. I chose a sweater dress because we do live in Ohio after all and we need all the extra warmth we can get. The color white is not my favorite color to style because my skin is so fair. If you are like me, I would look for more cream tones then a stark white. When accessorizing an all-over white look the key is to add more neutral tones like nude or a soft brown. That’s why I added my favorite pair of brown, suede, thigh-high boots and a hat to match. You could also add a great nude belt to accentuate your waist or a slouchy pair of knee-high boots if the thigh highs are too extreme for you.
Remember for more styling tips on everyday style, especially for all my pregnant mama’s, be sure to follow along on the blog and my Instagram!
40’s Blogger: Lesa of Prissy Missy Loves
Bio: Hi everyone! If you are new to my blog, here is a little bit about me!
I’m Lesa, better known as Prissy Missy, and I am the fatshionista behind Prissy Missy Loves. I cover plus size style, often with a bit of pin up flair, and I promote authenticity and body positivity. My goal is to help women embrace themselves, love their bodies, and not be afraid to try new fashion trends.
Wearing white in the winter used to seem daunting to me. I always felt I looked washed as I am very pale. It has only been in the last few years that I have tried to add white into my winter wardrobe. I enjoy layering in winter, so this faux fur vest not only keeps me warm, but it makes a bold and fun fashion statement.
If you worry you will look washed out, make sure to add some bold colors in your makeup for the day. Also, start with adding white statement pieces and having other pops of color to contrast the white. My best piece of advice is that if you go for something bold for you, hold your head high and wear it with pride. Own your look!
50’s Blogger: Betsy of Natty Gal
Bio: Hello, friend! I’m Betsy, the Cleveland blogger behind Natty Gal, wife to Gavin and fur-mom to Dolce. My passion is to encourage women like you to dismiss the clutter in your life and to focus on what matters most. Natty Gal shares inspiration for cultivating a simple, stylish and satisfying life via lifestyle, fashion and travel topics. Come join the journey and create your best life with me!
I was thrilled the Taylor selected Winter Whites for this season of Ageless Style! The softer, slightly more ivory tones are a bit friendlier to my complexion than the stark whites we see more of during the summer months. My lifestyle is quite casual so I chose a jeans (Ann Taylor) and light sweater (Banana Republic) approach for this outfit. While I love single-color outfits (so on-trend now), I decided to go with a monochromatic but tonal viewpoint in this look. The warm browns, taupes and greys all complement soft white beautifully. The faux fur vest is from White House Black Market several years ago and I love wearing each winter! Similar styles are available this season and are linked on my blog along with other outfit details.
If YOU choose to wear the single color trend in winter white (or any color), add interest by using different textures in each piece of the outfit. For instance, pair a wool blend pant with a silk or satin blouse, faux fur or leather coat and suede or snake-textured boot OR ivory denim (like shown here) with a chunky cabled sweater and a smooth finish shoe or boot and belt.
60’s Blogger: Phyllis of Follow Phyllis
Bio: Hi Ladies! I’m Phyllis, the woman behind followPhyllis.com, a website dedicated to empowering women over 50 to be their best selves. I blog primarily about fitness, nutrition, and motivation but I also love to bring my passion for fashion and beauty to my followers as well. Most women in my age group feel forgotten and I like to remind them of their vibrancy and vitality.
Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day??? Those rules no longer apply and I’m thrilled because I think white looks fresh and clean during the colder months. I love faux fur and when I saw this incredible white jacket from Dennis Basso on QVC a few years ago I knew I had to have it! I wear it all the time for both casual and dressy occasions. This jacket has a hood with pom poms (what could be cuter?) and is nipped in at the waist. I always make it the focus of my outfit regardless of what else I put on! An added bonus is it keeps me warm and cozy on freezing cold days.
I love to pair this jacket with other textures like leather, denim and bulky wool sweaters. And I always add a little sparkle like a jeweled clutch or statement jewelry.
What’s your favorite look? Do you like to wear white in the winter? If so, I would love to hear how you use winter whites in your wardrobe! Also, don’t forget to follow @prissymissydoll for more style tips and shenanigans on Instagram!