White Jeans for Winter

Hello and welcome back to 20 Days of Winter Fashion! Today I’m styling *gasp* white jeans for winter.

I still get people asking me if it’s okay to wear white jeans after Labor Day, and the answer is YES! Most definitely.

This outfit is actually more of a fall outfit for me because I usually coat during the winter months, but it can be worn anytime the weather is cool enough for cashmere and a puffer vest. And actually, this vest is thin enough to wear a coat over top if you really wanted to.

I found this packable quilted puffer vest on Amazon, of all places. In fact, a reader found it after I described the features I liked so much in the layered look puffer vest I shared a few weeks ago. Thanks, Abbe!

This vest is super lightweight, the material is nice and soft, and I love the chevron quilted design and the flattering vertical side panels. I’m wearing the “cold green” in a small.

Underneath, I’m wearing a camel turtleneck sweater. I think the combination of white, camel, and teal is so pretty.

This turtleneck is by Halogen at Nordstrom, and it’s 100% cashmere. It has a relaxed fit, and you can wear it untucked or front-tucked. I’ve worn it both ways, depending on what I’m wearing with it.

A crewneck sweater would also work well with this vest, and right now the Halogen cashmere crewneck is 33% off, and it comes in camel as well. It has more of a traditional fit, which is nice if you don’t like the relaxed styling of this turtleneck.

If you don’t have white jeans you love, I highly recommend these Paige Verdugo ankle skinny jeans, and they just happen to be 25% off at Nordstrom! Definitely size up in these, though; I have them in a 30.

For a more budget-friendly pair, I was impressed when I tried these Old Navy Rockstar skinnies, but sizes are limited. A lot of people also like the LOFT modern skinny jeans.

I was excited to break out my Brahmin satchel again for this outfit. I confess, I don’t carry it as much now as I did when I first got it. It seemed to go with more in my summer wardrobe, but I also tend to forget about it because I have it displayed in my office.

This particular bag was an #NSale purchase, but Nordstrom carries a similar one for fall that I also like a lot. The travertine color is the same as mine, I believe.

I was looking for my tan suede tall boots to wear with this outfit because the color is close to the color of this sweater, but I couldn’t find them and grabbed my riding boots instead. I think I actually like the riding boots better with this look because the casual styling works well with the vest.

I bought these Frye boots at the Nordstrom flagship store in Seattle on a blogging trip a few years ago. I still remember walking over (our hotel was just a block away… verrrry dangerous!) and trying them on, and debating. They were definitely a splurge, but I had been wanting a pair for a while, and I knew I’d have them for a very long time. I still get excited to pull them out of their box every year.

FYI, these are also at Zappo’s and Amazon. I believe mine are the Whiskey color.

This outfit is a bit unconventional because of the white jeans, but I think it’s fun to be different sometimes. The key to wearing white jeans this time of year is to keep everything else in the outfit a heavier wintry fabric, so the jeans look intentional.

packable vest // camel turtleneck // white jeans (budget option) // Frye Phillip Harness Tall Boots at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zappo’s // earrings // photo credit: Alison Cornell

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today!

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