I’m so glad the old fashioned rule “don’t wear white after labor day” does not apply to winter white! Other than shoes, of course! Obviously some things just don’t transcend the change in temperature. I would say stick to creamy off-whites and snow whites when choosing winter white apparel.
Here are a few tips when wearing Winter White:
- Stick with seasonal fabrics: cashmere, wool, cable-knit, angora cotton, satin, silk – no linen until next summer!
- Keep it interesting – use white items as an accent against darker tones in your wardrobe.
- Be bold with white outerwear: coats, sweaters and handbags are all fabulous.
- Dress for the season: it’s still winter, so don’t show too much skin!
Below are a few of my favorite winter white looks in fashion!
And of course Kate always looks so elegant and royal in winter white!
White fur is always sassy for the holidays!
For my next several entries, I will be sharing my new series titled “Wintery Whites”. I will be expanding on using the color white in your holiday interiors, holiday entertaining, holiday fashion and holiday recipes etc. To start us off, let’s look at some wintery white gift wrapping ideas!
Gift wrapping is such a tedious task for many, but not for me! I take pride in my gift giving so of course I would want my gifts to be ‘dressed’ appropriately. It’s just another way to express to your family and friends that you want them to feel extra special- which is priceless in the holiday season!
Classic red and white is always a simple and elegant statement for gift giving!
Or if you want to keep your scheme with mostly whites, just add in a fun floral ribbon for a pop of color! (as seen below)
And of course, black and white is ALWAYS “in”!
How fun is this musical themed black and white paper?!
Next up: Gold & White! Gold always makes things seem a bit more formal and sassy- which is certainly a lovely option for your gift wrapping scheme!
And of course I can’t forget the beautiful silver and white scheme!
These are just a few ways to incorporate wintery whites into your holiday gift wrapping… I would love to see yours as well. Feel free to comment below and send in your photos… we might even post the best wintery white scheme here on the blog
Stay tuned for our next edition to “Wintery Whites”!
I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner! I wanted to share a few inspiring images of some lovely Christmas concoctions! Festive drinks for your guests lets them know you went the ‘extra mile’. So get creative this Christmas with your drink creations!
Doesn’t this cider look yummy?
Or what about these raspberry inspired cocktails?!
How cute is this ‘candy cane cocktail’?
You can never go wrong with a warm hot cocoa!
Enjoy! Be inspired to entertain creatively with your holiday drink concoctions!
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I will be on the road this week with two exciting holiday book events! First stop: Atlanta! I will be signing books at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles: Home for the Holidays – Designer Showhouse & Marketplace!
Next stop: Asheville!
I will be arranging holiday tabletops and signing copies of my book, The Collected Tabletop at the Williams Sonoma store in Biltmore Village this Saturday during the annual Dickens in the Village Festival! Stop by and see me!
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