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Ears To The Street: Winter White


L-to-R: Hermes Fall 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Gucci Fall RTW 2010

L-to-R: Hermes Fall 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Gucci Fall RTW 2010

Brr! I don’t know about you guys but here in Northern California it has been c-o-l-d, cold! Yes, it gets cold in California. And although I complain (a lot!) about the cold, I love all the styling options that go with it. It takes creativity to dress and look fabulous on these cold winter days,  I give major props to the ladies that occupy the colder regions – I salute you! 

L-to-R: Donna Karan Fall 2010, Burberry Prorsum Fall RTW 2010, Balenciaga Fall RTW 2010

L-to-R: Donna Karan Fall 2010, Burberry Prorsum Fall RTW 2010, Balenciaga Fall RTW 2010

It is so hard to wake up in the morning and think in a fashionable manner, I’ve failed many times over. Thankfully though there are a few foolproof trends to rely on. Winter white is one of them. Having been a classic over the years, with its simplicity and class, it’s a trend that is sure to set you apart among the crowd. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, attending a fancy dinner party or simply going to work or hanging out, winter white is effective and very efficient. We all have white items in our closet to choose from, like the white cotton shirt that can be easily paired with white pants, scarf and some sexy heels. Or the white jeans that can be glitzed up with some rhinestone jewelry, off-white belt and white sweater.

L-to-R: Giambattista Valli Fall RTW 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Burberry Prorsum Fall RTW 2010

L-to-R: Giambattista Valli Fall RTW 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Burberry Prorsum Fall RTW 2010

There are countless options when thinking about the color white. Don’t limit yourselves to just a white coat or a white dress even, venture out and be creative, as always! Winter is the perfect time to wear white head-to-toe, (not like the evil White Witch of Narnia, of course – although that would be pretty cool) what with the layering options we have and the many variations of the color white and don’t be afraid to add that splash of color if you like. Incorporate a white sweater dress with white tights and black ankle boots to complete the outfit, it’s simple yet bold. You can also take advantage of the many fabric textures, color variations and prints. Mix a silk blouse with a tan leather jacket or white leather pants and a cashmere top. The possibilities are endless, really. When I think of this trend I think of furry hats, snow covered hill-tops, sequined belts, metallic bangles, white jeans, silver disco balls, white sweater dresses, champagne and more. Be motivated by whatever inspires you and draw from there!

L-to-R: Celine Fall RTW 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Giambattista Valli FALL RTW 2010,

L-to-R: Celine Fall RTW 2010, Chanel Fall RTW 2010, Giambattista Valli FALL RTW 2010,

Just because the weather gets ugly, doesn’t mean we have to! Allow the dark muggy colors of winter be the backdrop to your crisp winter white outfits. White, just like black, looks great with anything. Pair it with bold colors, nudes and neutrals to achieve a variety of looks. So this time when you get invited to that fabulous dinner party or week-end in the snow you can start by shopping your closet whites! Plus the best thing about getting dressed are the shoes, bags and accessories! If there’s something missing, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw: “Merchandise it!”

L-to-R: asos.com, shopakira.com, asos.com

L-to-R: asos.com, shopakira.com, asos.com

L-to-R: tosphop.com, yoox.com, topshop.com

L-to-R: tosphop.com, yoox.com, topshop.com

Images courtesy of Elle.com

Graphics courtesy of Trina.


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