How to Wear Winter Whites

Hey y’all!

I just want to start this one off with a shoutout to my sweet hubby who is most likely reading this from Germany right now. I miss you. Also, I’d like to brag on his photog skills here. These photos are by far my favorite that he’s taken for the blog. Don’t know what I’m going to do without you for four months, babe.

But forreal, I miss that one like crazy and it’s only been two days. Dropping him off yesterday morning was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Military life is hard, guys. So feel free to send prayers/words of encouragement this way. Maybe once I get the hang of it, I’ll do a post on how I’m dealing. For now, it’s a lot of praying and a fair amount of tears. So instead, I’m just going to talk to you guys about clothes for a little bit. Particularly how to wear one of my favorite winter time trends: Winter White!


So I know a lot of people (I used to be one of them) are afraid of wearing white during the winter, or after Labor Day for that matter. First of all, this is more like an ivory, not bright white, so it has less of a summer-y feel. Second of all, I’m not much for fashion rule following anyway, so if I’m feeling bright white in the middle of January, I’ll probably wear it.


The secret to creating the perfect winter white outfit, in my opinion, is using lighter colors and avoiding harsh contrast. I like to stick to a light, muted palette like the one I’ve chosen here.  Add a little bit of interest with a light grey shirt under a white cardigan, an ombre scarf, and grey or taupe boots. If you want to add a pattern, I’d go with a grey or taupe stripe. Sticking to a muted palette allover gives the appearance of an effortless, super chic look!

If you aren’t wearing a cardigan, maybe just an oversized sweater and pants, add a muted scarf or a good pair of tan boots to break it up.  If you aren’t into all white head to toe, but are still interested in trying a pair of winter white skinnies, the same rules apply. Light colors; not a lot of contrast. Pair them with a muted light grey/mauve/blush/taupe top and coat. Don’t forget a good pair of tassel earrings and your favorite crossbody bag to finish off your outfit!


Outfit Details: Chenille Cardigan (this one is from Molly Green. Similar here) | V-Neck Tee | Corduroy Skinnies (similar here)  | Ombre Scarf | Over the Knee Boots | Crossbody Bag (similar here) | Earrings | Quay Sunnies (similar here)

Thinking about giving this look a try? Don’t be afraid of white in the winter! Just stick to these simple tips and I promise you’ll pull it off 🙂 Thanks for stopping by on your busy Tuesday!

P.S. I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions about the post or if there are any fashion tips or trends you’d like for me to talk about!

xo Hayley

5 thoughts on “How to Wear Winter Whites

  1. Hi Hayley,
    I am Kristin Hamer’s mother, Donna Barnes and she has been sharing your blog on FB so of course I am reading them. I am truly enjoying your ideas and knowing how another Military wife is coping. I’m sure it is a huge adjustment for both you and Kristin not to mention Kevin and Hunter:) Just hang in there and enjoy the life that the Lord has given you. I hope you don’t mind me commenting. I know that Kristin & Hunter think a lot of you & Kevin and I hope to meet you one day. Take care and enjoy your blog (cause I do!)


    1. Mrs. Donna thank you so much for your sweet words! I’m so glad you’ve been reading and enjoying my blog! Kevin and I love Kristin and Hunter and are so thankful for them and their support. They have become some of our best friends. Thank you again for reading and hope to meet you someday soon!


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