Sunday, January 22, 2012

the whites of winter

Skirt & Boots- Thrifted; Top & Cardigan- Swapped; Ring- Zellers; Necklace- Gifted
Forget army colours, the true Canadian winter camouflage is white.  There is so much snow on the ground that if you wear white you are sure to blend into your surroundings, no matter what frenemy comes your way (and let's be honest gals we all have at least one frenemy!) This week I wore two outfits which broke the no white after labour day rule which I blogged about in one of my first posts


I do try to follow some basic rules when wearing white in the colder months:
 *DO wear thick fabrics and knits (like my thrifted skirt which is too warm to wear in the summer)
*DO wear cream colours or off-whites which are the winter version of bright whites
*DO wear white sweaters or blazers with a winter ensemble to liven the look
*DON'T wear white shoes, instead opt for a beige or tan colour
*DON'T wear white pants, tights or leggings (although in my personal opinion, unless they're linen, avoid white pants altogether!)
Shorts- Club Monaco (Thrifted); Sweater- Zara; Hat- Vintage; Ring- Thrifted; Boots- Aldo; Belt- Forever 21; Nail Polish- Cabernet by Gap


{Warm sweater and sequined hat- I'm staying cosy and linking up to The Winter Warm-up Linky Party!}
{No bright colours in this enemble, I'm staying neutral in order to link up to Tammy's Trending through the Decades: Neutral edition}


Do you follow the no-white after labour day rule?

26 comments:

  1. I'm always nervous about wearing white in the winter... I've done... but not as well as you! lol
    You should link this post up to our Winter Warm Up Linky Party... it's perfect!
    http://mom2memphisandruby.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-warm-up-linky-party_22.html

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  2. I love the winter white and both outfits. The shorts with the white top is so chic on you, thanks for sharing

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.net

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  3. I love the sweater in the second outfit, but both outfits look great! Wearing white in the winter is awesome :)

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  4. I love white in the winter. I have been trying to find the perfect winter white look for this season.

    Julie

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  5. I personally don't follow the "no white after labour day" rule. There are just not enough days in the year to wear my white pants! :) I just have a thing for my white jeans.. Cute outfits though, I really like the first one!

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  6. so cute! thank you for linking up with us today.

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  7. I agree with your wearing white in winter rules! Good advice. I wore a white top today with a silver sequin pocket.

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  8. I love the whites on you! And your tips are all so great.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. Nice outfits!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  10. Completely agree, no white pants ever! :)

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  11. So cute. The outfit with the shorts and boots makes me wish I was young again. And I really don't wish for that very often.
    My little friend, Thanks for linking up and try to have a good week. We'll chat soon!

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  12. I definitely wear white after Labor Day too. Love your different stylings - especially the detailing on that last sweater. I do have to disagree with you about white pants -but I love a good white pant.

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  13. I wear white all year, but it's usually the bright summer white. Creamy white doesn't look right with my skin tone. I have never found a pair of white pants that didn't look horribly inappropriate on me (see-through, too thin), but I keep looking.

    Your beret is super cute--and I have a white one. :)

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  14. you are totally cute in that hat. i want that necklace in outfit #1. no i most certainly do NOT follow the no white rule after labor day. i like my white jeans, white tights, & white boots. i think i'm going to wear them one day, though maybe not together, then send you a link of my post.

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  15. I love both outfits, but the one with the shorts the most. I am really into them right now and I love your outfit. I am with you and I wear white after labor day! Who could resist not wearing your sweater with the stud collar?

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  16. I follow no rules and wear whatever I want whenever I want :P
    and I just have to mention how much I like your beautiful white sweater with little shiny pearls - so adorable :) oh, and the first one is a perfect workday outfit!

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  17. Love the tights/shorts/boots combo!

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  18. You are so brave to wear white like that! I am such a messy gal when it comes to a lot of things (like eating) so I am not one to wear a lot of white. It looks nice on you!

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  19. Emily, you're so cute! I'm having a hard time deciding which outfit I like best. You're adorable in your shorts & tights, but you look fantastic in your white skirt, too!

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  20. I wear white anytime. I usually follow the rules you've listed. Excellent! Love your skirt and top!

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  21. When I used to live in Alaska, I never wore white in the winter because, yeah, I could lose myself in the snow. for realzies. hahaha. I am definitely loving all your looks! and I must dig up my whites now!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  22. yo emily check this out http://seaofshoes.typepad.com/sea_of_shoes/2012/01/red-on-white.html

    jane the gorgeous style blogger, is wearing white jeans, in the january texas where i live winter. ;)

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  23. Emily, hi I dropped in for some inspiration as it has been so dreary weather wise here in NJ. I do wear white jeans that are a heavy material. I pair them with a cream sweater...no white shoes though. You look super fit and thin in your shorts. Very inspiring. I have been exercising more which is keeping me happy. Hopefully it will allow me to wear things that I have not worn in a bit. Have a great day darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  24. I am LOVING this outfit.
    and those boots.. AHHH I have a little boot jealousy going on right now.. not gonna lie.

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  25. Both of these outfits may be my favorite of yours so far. Here's to wear white after Labor Day!

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily