7 Winter-White Outfits NYC and Paris People Are Wearing

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The "no white after Labor Day rule" is extremely outdated. Case in point? These extremely sophisticated winter white outfit ideas. If you're feeling a monochrome moment this season, let me convince you to opt for a head-to-toe white ensemble—save for some neutral accessories and coats if you want a bit of contrast.

Here, I rounded up some amazing outfits from the street style stars of Paris and New York City who demonstrate the look as well as similar pieces to shop. From tweed sets to dreamy slip dresses, you'll have no shortage of inspo. Feel free to blend into the snow with these seven winter-white outfits that'll keep you both cozy and chic during these frigid months ahead. 

White Button-Down + Oversize Pants

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A crisp button-down shirt tucked into roomy pleated pants looks très effortless. A coat with white borg or shearling lining will help pull everything together, and you can add a sleek belt, pointed flats, and a shoulder bag to finish it off. 

Tweed Blazer + Tweed Mini 

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A tweed set is a classic and looks so sophisticated in shades of cream or white. Contrast it with black tights and add beige accessories to stay in the neutral color scheme. 

Statement Slip Dress

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Okay, so it might not be the warmest, but you can always throw on a matching wool or faux-faux coat to bundle up if you're outside. This outfit is one to wear if you're planning on being indoors because you'll really want to show it off on its own. 

White Jeans + Buttoned Sweater + Fringe Scarf

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In case you needed reminding, there's not simply one shade of white. You have ivory, cream, oatmeal, eggshell—the list goes on. Mix 'em all together with a buttoned sweater, white denim, a scarf, and earmuffs and throw on a beige teddy to complete the cozy vibes. 

Long Coat + Ribbed Turtleneck + Tailored Pants

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A dramatic long collared coat over a turtleneck and pleated pants guarantees you'll be the most stylish person on the snow-covered block. T-strap Mary Jane shoes give it a playful look, but you can also add some more heavy-duty boots if the elements call for it. 

Lug-Sole Boots + Fair Isle Sweater + Long Denim Skirt

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For a more unexpected combo, pair a Fair Isle sweater that's mostly cream with a long denim skirt. The hemline will cover your legs in chilly temps, and when you add some lug-sole boots into the mix, you'll be prepared for any slipper surface when you venture outside.

Turtleneck + Dress + Headband

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Take your spring or summer sleeveless maxi into colder months by layering a turtleneck under it. Throw on a fuzzy headband and a white puffer and you'll look like a certified snow bunny (sans skis, of course). 

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Lauren Adhav
Freelance Fashion Editor

Lauren Adhav is a freelance fashion editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she always wanted to work at a fashion magazine. After finally getting an internship at Town & Country in 2015, she moved to New York City and continued to get her footing in the industry with stints at Cosmopolitan, W magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Moda Operandi. In 2017, she returned to Cosmo full time, starting off as the beauty and fashion editorial assistant and working her way to fashion editor. She contributed to both the website and print issues, pitching new ideas, forecasting trends, covering red carpet events, and informing the overall coverage and brand voice.

After five years in NYC, she moved to the West Coast for the sunshine and the change of pace. As a freelance fashion editor, she still contributes to Cosmo and now Who What Wear. She's always trying to get ahead of the next big trend before it goes mainstream and loves discovering fashion brands with a unique point of view (Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, and Bode being some of her current favorites). She also spends an unhealthy amount of time online shopping for the perfect piece, and now that she's in L.A., she's rediscovering her soft spot for malls. On the weekends, you can find her walking around the Silver Lake Reservoir, trying to catch up on her tan at Venice Beach, and probably ordering a Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third.