At a time of year where spring is just peeking through, there’s nothing better than embracing winter whites. The air is still crisp, days are getting longer, and an overall chill is beginning to break, but your wardrobe might not be ready to break out the lighter fabrics just yet. Of course, you don’t have to forgo your spring trends just because the cold front is still here. In fact, what better time to infuse your outfits with a poppy print or, in today’s case, winter white than when you need it most?
Though you probably shouldn’t wear your summer whites when it’s cold (i.e., lace dresses and eyelet blouses won’t work), there are still plenty of offerings in cold-weather fabrics and textures. From street style and editorial shoots to runway looks, see below for 28 inspiring ways to wear winter white this season, and then head over to our editor-curated boutiques to pick up a frosty jacket or dress for your wardrobe.
Nothing says winter white like a knit sweater and a flowing skirt. Finish off the look with some on-trend white boots.
This season, it's all about a statement coat. A faux-fur pick will always be playful. If you need more, iridescent sneakers aren't a bad addition.
When you don't feel like wearing pants, opt for over-the-knee boots and a skirt, playing with proportions. This look can have major payoff.
If you feel like shedding a layer or two, cozy up in a white or cream turtleneck.
If you plan on wearing head-to-toe white, choose pieces in different shades and textures of white.
Yes, you can wear that white spring dress for winter with a long-sleeve T-shirt and tights.
Let a flash of white peek out from beneath a darker coat for some epic contrast. Top of the look with extra-comfortable accessories such as warm boots and a knit beanie.
A shearling coat is an easy way to incorporate the sometimes daunting hue into your outfit.
A stole is a timeless yet unexpected accessory that'll steal the spotlight.
A fluffy white beanie is an instant mood-lifter. Not to mention it'll keep your head and ears warm!
When in doubt, a shaggy white coat will instantly elevate your look—even if you're finishing it off with a simple tee, jeans, and sneakers.
Keep your winter whites interesting by playing with varying textures. This cable-knit fisherman sweater paired with a fringe skirt will easily stand out.
Why not invest in a pair of classic white trousers? Equally flattering and so chic.
If you're wearing an all-white outfit, try accessorizing with black to break up the color a little more.
A white cap is a perfect way to finish off an ensemble featuring other white pieces, such as a turtleneck.
Drape a textured white coat over your leather moto jacket for a quick update without making your outfit too bulky.
We can't look away from this simple white tee worn with a dramatic feather skirt. Top it off with a fur coat and you're set for any formal occasion.
We're still not over the super-chic pajama trend, and this look proves why. Wear your favorite silk white trousers with a button-down shirt in different tones to remain polished.
If you feel like wearing that spring dress when it's still cold out, a pair of white slacks will make the look transition-weather ready.
While it may not be the most practical feature, the extra-long statement sleeve is always an appealing aesthetic.
Style a bright color with a white matching set to channel a vintage vibe.
Not ready to commit to an all-white look yet? Throw on a simple white scarf to dip your toes in.
A thin white turtleneck is an easy way to incorporate the hue into your winter wardrobe. Wear it alone under a pale gray suit for a monochrome look, or layer it under a dress.
When the temperatures start to rise, pair your cozy sweater with a miniskirt. If it's still too cold to go with completely bare legs, throw on a pair of tights.
While you might typically wear that striped blue shirt with a pair of trousers or jeans, white jeans will make this look perfect, and you can wear it into spring.
A pair of white jeans will elevate a standard outfit to the next level. Give a nod to spring with warm-toned jackets, like this gold one.
Layer a turtleneck under an oxford shirt and throw a double-breasted overcoat on top for the ultimate layered look for the winter.
Before you can wear it on its own, extend the life of your white tunic by wearing it with a turtleneck and trousers.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Dale Chong.