3 Ways to Wear White Jeans This Winter
I’ve had some requests for posts on how to wear a wardrobe staple multiple ways, and it occurred to me that I could probably write this one without any new photos! We usually think of white jeans for spring and summer, but they make a great winter wardrobe staple as well so today I’m sharing 3 ways to wear white jeans this winter.
First, let’s discuss white jeans. They can be hard to find, so I did a white jeans review last year that you may find helpful. I hope to update that post this spring.
The white jeans I’m wearing in these pictures are the Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans. These are hands-down my favorite white skinnies. I do recommend sizing up, though. For reference, I’m wearing the 30, and I usually wear 29 in Paige and 28 in AG and Joe’s.
For a lower price style, the Articles of Society Sarah skinnies have almost the exact same measurements, but they do stretch out, so I recommend sizing down in those. I also hear good things about LOFT white jeans.
If you don’t like skinny jeans, you can easily sub straight or bootcut styles in white for these outfits, and then adjust your footwear accordingly. The color combinations all still apply.
3 Ways to Wear White Jeans for Winter
#1. White Jeans + Brights
For this first look, I paired my white skinny jeans with a bright pink sweater, and I wore dark grey suede booties and carried a lighter grey tote.
My sweater came in a Trunk Club last winter, and they don’t have this same style in a pink version this year, but this Halogen cashmere v-neck comes in Bright Pink and it’s 20% off!
I added a big gold monogram necklace to fill the neckline, and I wore a bright pink lipstick. I’m pretty pale this time of year, so I wanted a lip color that balances out the bright pink top. This is MAC Pink Nouveau with my usual MAC Lipglass in Cultured on top.
If pink isn’t your color, you can choose any bright or bold color you like. Emerald green would totally work for this look, as would coral or royal blue… you get the idea. And if you prefer a bootcut or straight leg jean, by all means, go with that.
I like these dark grey booties with the white and pink outfit, but a lighter grey or taupe would be nice as well. I wouldn’t wear socks with these jeans and ankle boots unless I had a white pair, and even then it wouldn’t be my first choice.
If it’s too cold for ankle boots in your area, grey knee-high or OTK boots would certainly work with this look, and conversely, if you live in a warmer climate, ballet flats or loafers would look great. See more of this look in THIS POST.
#2. White Jeans + Pastels
For this look, I wore my white skinny jeans with a white cami and pastel pink circle cardigan, and I wore beige suede lace-up flats. I love the muted color palette; it’s different for me.
The cami and jeans and lace-up flats could be worn any time of year with a different layer on top, but this cozy pink cardigan makes the look winter-appropriate.
It was pretty cold and windy that day, as I recall, but I like the lace-up flats a lot with this look. The things we do for fashion! Of course, you could totally rock this look with boots or booties. See more of this look in THIS POST.
When I wear pastels, I tend to go for pink, but I’d love to try a pastel blue or lavender or mint for something a little different. In fact, I ordered a lavender mock neck sweater that just arrived yesterday, and I’m planning to pair it with my white jeans for a future post.
#3. White Jeans + Neutrals
Perhaps my favorite way to wear white jeans this time of year is to pair them with neutrals like grey or camel or taupe.
In this case, I wore a camel pullover sweater and chestnut over the knee boots. For a pop of color, I added a plaid scarf.
Sizes are limited in my sweater, but J.Crew and Everlane both have a good camel cashmere crewneck to consider if this is something your closet is missing. Camel isn’t the best color next to my face, so I usually wear a scarf and/or a top layer that is more flattering.
I like the chestnut OTK boots with this, but as with all of the other outfit combos, you can definitely swap them out for ankle boots or loafers if you prefer.
The key to making white jeans work in the wintertime is to wear other pieces that are chunky and wintry so the white jeans look intentional. I think a contrasting quilted vest would add a nice dimension to this outfit. Navy or black would be a nice choice with a different scarf. Maybe I’ll try that in the next week or two! See more of this look in THIS POST.
I hope this post was helpful. My favorite outfits are usually the ones where I take wardrobe basics like these and put together different color combinations to make different outfits.
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