White Jeans for Winter

1/29/2019

Today I pulled out a pair of favorite destroyed white jeans that I only wear during the summer and decided to style them for winter. Now every fashion blogger out there has been telling you that ‘white is right’ for winter. But for some reason, I haven’t jumped on this particular style train yet.

Maybe it’s because I can’t keep my white jeans clean in the summer, let alone in the winter. Maybe it’s because they were hidden away in my closet under piles of black, grey and blue denim. But most likely it’s just because I’m lazy and tend to get stuck in the same style groove in the winter – especially when I know that I’ll be bundled up in a heavy jacket and no one is going to see what I’m wearing anyways. 

So what better excuse to pull out some pieces that I haven’t worn in a while and put together a new look based on my white jeans…

If you’ve been reading any of my other blog posts, you’ll know that I am all about the high-rise, relaxed jean. So I was a little bummed out when I pulled these jeans on and they were a low-rise. But since I haven’t found my perfect pair of white high-rise relaxed jeans yet, I was forced to suffer with the dreaded low-rise fit. This pair is at least 12 years old and they’re from a brand that @abercrombie started called Ruehl, which has since shut down. They are a relaxed boot cut which is really on trend right now and created the perfect cuff to go over my ankle boots. 

And speaking of ankle boots – this pair by @marni is one of my favorites. They have an open toe, a loose, wide fit around the ankle, wood heel and the platform is a grey tweed fabric. The best part about them is that they’re surprisingly comfortable for such a high heel. I’ve had them for years (thank you #theoutnet).  

Since it was only about 30 degrees outside, layered jackets seemed like a good idea. The tweed jacket has little flecks of silver in it – it’s a sample from my fashion line that I had many years ago. There is some very cool pleated detail on the sleeve and leather trim down the front. The leather jacket is a little fitted number from #levis and it’s nearly 20 years old. It works nicely layered under looser jackets. I topped it all off with a leopard print scarf for a pop of color and a black knit hat.

I love the way the white jeans played off the black and white and it seems like a cool way to brighten up a winter outfit. I think I’ll start wearing white jeans in the winter – but I’m definitely on the hunt for the perfect high-rise pair. I found a few great options here and here. And if you’re looking for some ankle boots similar to what I’m wearing above, check out this and this. I found some great tweed coats here and here and some similar versions of my fitted leather jacket are here and here. You can get the exact scarf here and the black knit hat can be found at any dollar store! 

So? White jeans for winter or are you going to wait until Spring? Let me know what you think on my say hi page. I’d love to hear from you!

See you soon!

 

Utility Chic style is probably one of my favorite looks for Spring. Army greens and camo prints are such classics - they simply never go out of style.

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