I don’t know what it is, but for some reason, come winter, all I want to wear is white. Maybe it’s to brighten up the dreariness of days that turn dark by 4pm, or the fact that it still feels slightly subversive (even if that old white after Labor Day rule is so old we really don’t need to address it further). Or it could just be the fact that it simply couldn’t look chicer. I especially love the look of a white skirt in winter — maybe because it gives you the facade of being the most elegant lady in the elevator, the kind of chic perfectionist who never spills when wearing white (until five seconds later, of course, you do).
White skirts are so versatile, whether in crisp white or a more winter white/ivory. They add crisp polish to chunky sweaters and make suede boots and furry jackets look extra plush. The trick to wearing white skirts in winter is simply to pair them with heavier fabrics and textures — a chunky oatmeal sweater or a wool coat. I love the look contrasted against wintry neutrals like oatmeal, grey, black, and navy, but if you can trust yourself or go without the coffee, pairing it with more white is an eternally chic choice, and for a bold contrast, a pop of pastel can feel feminine while a deep burgundy or emerald brings a festive feel.
Here are my favorite ways to wear white skirts in winter.