Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Lighter Side of Things

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Jeans: Rag & Bone, Sweater: Zara (old), Belt: Banana Republic Outlet, Bag: Pietro Alessandro, Shoes: Sigerson Morrison (also available here) Sunglasses: Celine Audrey, Spike Bracelet: Cara, Other: J Crew, Watch: Michael Kors.

One of the questions I often get, "can I wear white jeans in the winter?" I actually get a bit surprised that some still obey by the "no white post-Labor Day" rule. For me, the key is to pair it with "cold-weather" textures like a knit sweater and suede shoes, even if both are light in color (like I'm wearing above). I also find that white jeans are the most flattering with a shoe, especially with some skin showing,  rather than tucked into a boot, which cuts off the look of the leg.
Lastly, I love that white jeans are a bit unexpected in the winter, yet seem dressier than a pair of blue jeans.

Photos by: Kim Pesch.

117 comments

  1. so 'clear' - pure style!

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  2. Those shoes are so sleek and perfect

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  3. Your outfit is perfect !!

    Kisses
    Sofia.
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  4. This look is so fresh and clean for the winter time.
    xo, Maria

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  5. lovely accessories!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love winter whites, but I'm scared of wearing white jeans in general!

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  7. Love the softness of this look, beautiful!

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  8. I concur, it does look more dressy than blue jeans.. oh, and you look lovely, per usual.
    _xo
    Jewel

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  9. The white looks fabulous! Especially with your textured top like that. I adore all of your pretty bracelets, too!

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  10. Fabulous bag and shoes!

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  11. Love this look, the neutral tone of it is so chic.


    xo
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  12. LOVE this outfit...it looks so classy and chic with the different neutral tones

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  13. so beautiful and chic !

    XX Luba

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  14. I like how relaxed & casual this is while still being chic-as-hell. And LOVE that spiked gold bracelet. J'adore!

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  15. Love this neutral look! And your accessories are spot on! ~ ashleigh

    My jewelry blog: http://joliejouel.blogspot.ca/

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  16. Amazing outfit, beautiful as always! Are these the Celine Audreys?
    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  17. This is fantastic, another way to jazz up neutrals. Thanks Helena. :)

    Sarah

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  18. I love how soft the sweater looks!!

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  19. Seriously stunning look! So simple & chic. Perfect styling :)

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  20. love that nude look on you! xo, Alma
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  21. i agree, i love white in winter, you look gorgeous :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  22. I also adore winter whites - it's such a nice change of pace from all the darker colors that this season usually brings. This outfit is refreshingly chic! :)

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  23. Fantastic look! I love winter whites! xo, Christina

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  24. Completely agree! That's why there's winter whites! Love the lighter colors!

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  25. I agree with you & you're a shining example of why you should wear white jeans in winter!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  26. Very nice outfit and you are right white jeans in winter are nice too.
    Stefania
    http://www.princessetropezienne.blogspot.com

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  27. perfect, i really like white with camel brown honey:) you mixed it perfectly♥
    with love from

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  29. Winter whites look fabulous on you! I think if you style it right, you can wear any colour anytime!

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  30. LOVE the sweater! Is this a recent purchase? I searched high and low online and can't find it. Thank you :)

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  31. Such a fresh look for winter! And I love that you don't obey to the "no white after Labor Day"-rule.

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  32. I love this airy ensemble... Pretty!

    XoXo Brenna

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  33. Very cute! I love the spiky bracelet!

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  34. So elegant. I love the bracelets together. And the "no white after labor day" is bull. White looks amazing for winter and spring!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  35. I've been seeing a LOT of white/white or white/neutral posts this week from just about everyone, everywhere! I'm loving it.

    xx
    Rose
    Blonde in this City

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  36. I am in love with this style it makes me feel like spring is already here!

    thank you for sharing!

    Anna

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  37. I love this mix of light neutrals—it's so refreshing to see white jeans in winter! And I love the bag.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  38. I love love love this look! I wish I was bold enough to wear the white pants after labor day..I probably would do it and pair it with a sweater top and booties just to keep it more wintery (like you did)! I also LOVE that bag, that was the first thing my eye went to when I saw this post...and the spike bracelet of course :) I have one and they are such a statement piece!

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  39. I love this classic look! White in winter will be so appropraite this weekend here because its suppossed to be in the 70s!

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  40. I totally agree with you about white jeans! I think I need to scoop up a pair, you make them look so effortless!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  41. Love the all white for winter! Super into your purse :)

    xoxo
    Kareena

    http://losangelesbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  42. Great outfit, I love this classic chic :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  43. Great look! I love your bracelets! xo
    Best, M.
    http://fadedmstyle.com

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  44. This is a perfect way to wear winter white - love it!

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  45. Lovely outfit! I love how you paired the jeans!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  46. Such a chic and elegant outfit. I'm always intimidated by white jeans, but you look lovely.

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  47. I tend to follow the "no white post-Labor Day" rule, despite how silly it is. I can never commit to white pants--what if i sit on something dirty? but I still love the way they look!

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  48. You look so cute. I love your light neutrals. They look so good on you! I think this outfit proves that no white after labor day is a stupid rule!

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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  49. I just adore how you mixed winter white and neutrals here today. It looks fabulous!

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  50. I love love love winter white and people who are not afraid to wear it even in the cold months. looks great on you.

    check out my post today ... striped dress with fun colored tights
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  51. Very neutral outfit today. Nice way of mixing whites and light tones into the winter.

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  52. you are killin' this outfit, helena. and i agree - i wear white any day any time of year!

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  53. That is a great everyday bag.

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  54. White any day of the year is fine by me! I had an internship in the south one summer, and they strictly abide by the no-white rule. It really surprised me!

    Caitlin
    re-mix-her.tumblr.com

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  55. So lovely as always. Love the white xx

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  56. Great look! I posted about wearing white denim in winter today also!

    Amberly
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  57. really gorgeous, and light. love it .
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  58. the white jeans with the tan sweater and shoes looks great. totally unexpected and fresh! love :)

    reece xo
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  59. chic!!
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  60. Love your look here, so simple and chic!

    xoxo,diana
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  61. I adore white jeans year round as well, and punctuating the all white ensemble with warm cognac like you've done here is my favourite way to wear this look.

    Marisa
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  62. its so beautiful baby...
    fran

    NEW OUTFIT: TEENAGER AGAIN!
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  63. thank you for the inspiration! why have i not worn this sooner...totally going to re-create! thanks doll!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  64. I love this look! I haven't worn white jeans in years - as I never know what to pair them with! This is gorgeous :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  65. Awesome look. Love the spike necklace <3

    xo

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  66. o chic, love the white look and the arm party is gorgeous.

    xx

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  67. This look is so perfect... I love the neutral colors all together! Great tips!
    xo
    Meg
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  68. OMG, so in love with this look!!!! I need everything you are wearing!!! Amazing!

    xo Megan, to: Hello Beautiful

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  69. I love this look, very classic!

    xx
    jen
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  70. i love soft colours. you look great.

    Cheers, Jacquie
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  71. Great look! Love the touches of brown with your bag and belt! Great contrast!

    xx
    giovanna
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  72. This outfit is beautiful, so classy!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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  73. You look great! Such a perfect example of a simple, classy outfit

    Best wishes,

    Laura
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  74. You look gorgeous. Though white jeans are a summer wardrobe staple, many women just like you steer clear of them out of fear.

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  75. Love the whole outfit :-)
    brown and white looks always amazing together!

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  76. Love your style, always!

    xx
    Justine

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  77. It is so interesting how each season we devite farther and farther from fashion "rules." It's amazing to think that as little as two decades ago wearing white after labor day would have been committing a major fashion faux pas. Now, I receive mail blasts on a daily basis from retailers encouraging me to check out their selection of "Winter Whites!"

    Also, just out of curiousity--are those tights under your jeans, or do they have black detailing on the bottom?

    Have a good weekend!

    XxMO

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  78. Love this outfit! So light and fresh! I wish I could still be wearing something like that. But here in belgium it is all thick wool jumpers and big scarfs and coats! ;)

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  79. I absolutely LOVE this outfit, Helena! The colors are so light & fresh! And while I don't subscribe to the "no white after labour day rule", it's essentially impossible to pull off a look like this in winter here - best case scenario is ankle boots, but pumps & bare feet can't happen until like, April. Womp, womp. Oh, Canadian winters! Either way, this look is GORGEOUS and I will keep it tucked away for spring inspiration! xo!

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  80. I love the neutral colors!

    with grace & gumption,
    Hilary

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  81. Fabulous neutral outfit!

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  82. I love white jeans for winter. It's so fresh! Lovely look! Enjoy the weekend!

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  83. Your blog is great!

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  84. Sweet~
    Like it!
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  85. love your style so much dear :)

    maybe you can visit my blog ? :)

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  86. I´m asking myself, too, if it´s possible to wear white jeans in winter. And normally my answer ist "no" because in our region it´s often muddy and dirty, e. g. when snow is smelting like at the moment. And I don´t like it to run around with dirty jeans which often happens to me in such situations.

    But you look very clean and fresh in your out fit. My compliment to you.

    xxx
    Rena

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  87. You look amazing everyday dear!<3 i looove your style!
    SandraB.ro

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  88. i am brazilian and i really enjoy your blog
    the looks are always amazing
    xoxo

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  89. your blog is sooo amazing, you have a great style!!!!
    i love this outfit!

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  90. Very Beautiful look!! So pure and light

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  91. This is very chic and i agree you can wear white anytime...


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  92. I love this outfit..the mix of white and cream is so perfect and soft!!

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  93. This is the perfect outfit to brighten up a cold winter day!

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  95. I love white jeans all year around too! It adds some brightness to the fall/winter. Looks very sophisticated.

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  96. Great bright outfit! Love the shoes and everything!!
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  97. I love white in winter! It makes me feel less brought down by the cold and dreary weather.

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