November 28, 2018
Of course I’m going to have to see how a couple of the remaining Pantone Spring 2019 colors look with black, but first let’s try something completely different – Winter White!
One thing to remember with this color – all of your clothes don’t have to be “dye-lot matched” to look good together – especially if the fabrics and textures are different. Shades of the same neutral can look lovely!
Of course, it’s perfectly beautiful to wear an outfit in just these colors:
I’m coming back to Turmeric again with black… this color is fine, but level of dressiness here is a little bit “off.” The shoes might be okay with jeans – it depends on the woman!
I think these outfits are fun – certainly at this time of the year you’re not going to see anybody else dressed like this!
I know this is going to look great – green is surprisingly versatile. I suppose all you have to do is look to nature and see that green is the default “neutral” in the world!
Imagine a heroine with white hair and green eyes…
You know this is going to be lovely…
A pair of brown boots would be a great addition here:
This green is interesting with Winter White – the green boots help anchor things well. Many of us struggle with non-neutral shoes, but they’re well worth considering if they’re in your comfort zone.
I kind of like the 2nd outfit with just a wee touch of green… This again would be so fun for someone with green eyes.
As much as I know my dry cleaner would love me for wearing this color, I can still be tempted by the change of pace that Winter White offers in cold weather!
Cee Pluse says
I love all of these combinations – I so wish I could wear light-colored clothes. I recently bought a pair of ecru jeans thinking that it was dark enough to avoid obvious stains – wrong! I managed to get a black grease stain in the knee before I even left the house (I have no idea where it came from), and it took three washings to get the stain out. I want to know how women wear light colors without getting glaring stains on their clothes, because I sure can’t seem to do it!
I have a couple of gifted pieces of jewellery in green amber that I’ve never worn, but I love how they look with winter white along with that silver sage scarf. I couldn’t wear white jeans in the winter, but would happily wear a cable knit with maybe a pair of grey jeans.
Janice Collins Coyle says
I love ecru for winter. But… I’m careful to buy it in natural fabrics for stain removal. I had an ecru parka that began to look dirty after one wearing, now replaced with a light grey one. The lovely ecru wool wrap coat I still have but it’s only worn on special occasions. White pants I can’t wear but I love off white cable sweaters and will always wear them. Interestingly, I’m more mindfully aware when wearing them to avoid stains.. so they actually help me stay in the Now! I’m wearing one at the moment! Janice Collins Coyle, Washington DC
Wearing winter white cords today! With a green cardigan no less! I’m fortunate to have a desk job and a car commute, so it’s fairly easy to keep white bottoms clean. I don’t wear white shoes, though. Not in New England in the winter. Years ago I found a pair of metallic gold wingtips at TJMaxx. Light enough to wear with white, but with enough color/texture to hide any messiness.
Love the winter white, especially with the green. It says class, it says sophistication… (also,it says I only eat dry toast and never take cabs.)
Someone once told me that you should try to avoid stains on ALL of your clothes, not just the white ones. It may be easier said than done, but for some reason just that statement made me comfortable wearing white jeans. Maybe its just made me more careful, regardless of what I’m wearing.
Vicki Cook says
I love the winter white with toffee, but how do you wear white pants in the winter without getting salt/slush splashes on them? Maybe I should move to a warmer climate!
Frankly, I don’t know that you can! Unless you tuck them into tall boots when you’re outdoors…
Lisa Ham says
I have the winter white cords shown here, and I just love them! Living in the high desert, we have enough cold, sunny days for me to be able to wear them now and then. These combinations are lovely, Janice! The turmeric feels so sophisticated.
Although I can’t wear winter white or the dark olive green near my face, I love these winter white ensmbles. It is so nice to have some lightness in the winter sea of dark colors. I especially liked the one with only the pale green scarf and earrings for accents. So pretty!
On my monitor, the Toffee colors look much more like the Pantone 2019 Brown Granite than the warmer colors I was expecting. The Pantone 2019 Toffee is a favorite, I have 2 sweaters and several pairs of pants in colors that are very similar, treasures from at least a decade ago that now fit once more. I NEVER get rid of anything in brown or russet unless it is worn out.
I love the white but wow I’m hard on it. I bought a new white cable knit sweater based on what I have seen here. It’s a great piece! So versatile, it’s a bright neutral which I needed. I wore it to work yesterday, the first outing. I sat down at my desk and within 5 minutes…tea on the sweater! Really? How did this happen? Oh well, into the wash and fingers crossed. I was wearing a scarf but of course, the tea managed to miss the scarf completely!
Sometimes, this is the way life rolls!
I’m confident in your laundry skills…
Book Goddess says
Speaking of Pantone, I never stopped yearning for some Ultra Violet (Color of the Year and it is still 2018). So just in case you are interested, I will mention that Lands End does currently have quite a few items in that color as well as a 50% off sale. I have ordered a T-shirt and a cardigan.