The Plus Size Guide to Wearing White in Winter

The Plus Size Guide to Wearing White in Winter

For some bizarre reason, I always thought you couldn’t really wear white in winter.   Then the whole frozen thing happened and suddenly winter wonderland white was not only acceptable but damn lust-worthy!

This lust soon progressed to wearing white jeans through winter – shocking!

how to wear white in winter

Now I do have some rules … and these are personal and should, by no means, be applied to anyone else’s own individual fashion rules (and we all have them) because life would be bloody boring if we all lived by the same rules and wore the same things in the same way.

My way of wearing white jeans in winter is a little bit country girl – if I were still in my uni days I would have wild, just-got-out-of-bed type hair that I spent hours deliberately dishevelling … now, I prefer my sleek locks!

how to wear white in winter

I have, have, have to keep my jeans skinny – I think I turned 18, invested in a pair of skinnies and have never gone back to any other cut.  This is even more important for white jeans as I feel a bootcut or flare is just a little bit too 90’s on me … also, try finding longer length bootcut jeans in white & size 18!!!  So my first rule is definitely that they need to be skinny.

My second rule – mix with tan! At the risk of sounding like my grandma, tan boots look so much better than the stark contrast of black leather against white.  In these pictures I’ve teamed them with my oh-so-grandma tweed blazer which I have reviewed here.

how to wear white in winter

I also like to keep my entire look sleek – a skinny vest top worn beneath a close fitted, ribber polo neck is my ideal.  I have chose black here so that my top wouldn’t clash with the beautiful knitted snood (a much loved Christmas present from my oh-so-wonderful Sister-in-Law).  However, I think this would look equally as good paired with grey, khaki, or blue (incidentally, the colours of my other ribbed polo necks).

Just before Christmas, I paired my jeans with my navy and red christmas jumper and felt very festive in that get up!

My final rule is not to wear white when around a mucky spaniel – keeping clean long enough to take these pictures was a trial, especially as Sir Fergus thought I’d come outside to play!   I would also avoid wet days – puddle splashes doesn’t help with keeping your legs pearly white!

how to wear white in winter

Outfit Details:

ASOS Curve Ridley Skinny Jean in White

New Look Rib Polo Neck at ASOS

ASOS Curve 2 Pack Ultimate Longline Cami

New Look Suedette Chelsea Boots

Past Season Orvis (similar here)

Do you wear white in winter?  Or any peculiar fashion rules that you’re slowly getting over?



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  1. January 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I love wearing white jeans, especially in Winter, when everyone else tends to keep to dark colours. You look awesome! And keeping them white with pets around is damn hard!

    • February 3, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Isn’t it so hard? I frequently pretend the paw prints are part of the design!

  2. February 5, 2016 / 5:46 am

    hello,ciao…this outfit feat the white jeans is very nice & charming!