Winter White: What To Buy & How To Wear It

Ah, winter white, the refreshing answer to those hideously dark November days. So simple, so exhilarating — so, why not?
Ahead, check out the 20 pieces you need to incorporate into your current wardrobe — and a few helpful styling tips — if you're ready to try the full look (and we know you can do it!). From dove to natural to ecru and back, playing around with this shade is more fun than a Pantone chip party in a Benjamin Moore store (seriously). And, with so many shades of the wintry hue to embrace, we're sure you'll find the white right stuff to wear with confidence.
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Photo via Steven Alan
Tip 1: Play around with mixing different shades of white using a textured, fuzzy cardigan as the jumping-off point. It helps to ground the color with another soft neutral like a chambray blue or gray. Even the little flash of pure-white sock is a cheeky way to mix this color.
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Tip 2: A crisp, white shirt should already live in your closet right between your perfect-fitting jeans and that go-to LBD. But, to elevate this staple, try pairing it with a bold pop of color or an unexpected fancy-lady bottom like this saturated peacock-blue skirt and leopard-booties combo.
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Tip 3: Hear us out, because we're about to make a pretty bold statement: a white tuxedo jacket is this year's holiday-season investment piece. Paired with skinny jeans as a black-and-white ensemble or kept for fancier nights as a cocktail-dress topper, you'll get a multitude of uses out of this tailored jacket.
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Forte Forte One Button Tuxedo Blazer, $355, available at FarFetch.
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Tip 4: Don't store your white jeans away until summer! Get them on sale now, and wear them all year long. They look especially ethereal and pretty party-perfect with a sleek, pastel bomber and silver, strappy heels.
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Tip 5: Why retire the most comfortable item in your wardrobe — the one that most resembles a nightgown in look and feel — when the temps dip? Pair a gauzy, white maxi-dress with your favorite flannel and sweater duster for a cozy, bohemian outfit that works just as well in the winter.
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Miguelina Jolie Silk Chiffon Dress, $495, available at Miguelina.
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