Winter Whites 2 (Casual)

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Winter whites for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Winter Whites for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: The Casual Version

Quote of the day: “Life always offers you a second chance.  It’s called tomorrow.” Fidel Vazquez

I’m exploring the concept of winter whites (think ivory or ecru) with three different interpretations.  For those of you ready to go all out, there is the monochromatic look.  For the ones just wading into the notion, you can attempt the upper body (or lower body) only.  And for those of you who only want to dip your toe in halfway, there is always one accessory piece that can fit the bill.  Today is the casual version.   See Styling Discussion 1 for the Dressy version.

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50’s Winter Whites (the monochromatic look): If you feel that all one color is just too blah, then add a little pop of color (or black) with your shoes like I did here.  You still give the impression of a monochromatic style yet there is a peek of chroma in the outfit.

Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Sweater: Loft (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (similar here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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60’s Winter Whites (the partial look): I bet almost all of you out there have a ivory cardigan sweater.  In deference to our winter white theme I had Nancy wear an ivory lace shirt under it.  By pairing these two very different elements (lacy top & casual cardigan), a more modern look is born.  It’s the saying: Opposites attract!

Cardigan: J. Jill (similar here)~~Top: H & M (similar here)~~Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Shoes: TJW (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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70’s Winter Whites (the accessories look):  Another way to keep your look contemporary is to wear a cowl around your neck even when you are inside.  Think of it as a knitted necklace!

Cowl: I knitted it (similar here)~~Sweater: Mom made it (similar here)~~Pants: London Fog (similar here)~~Boots: Hillard & Hanson (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Photography by Kari Strand Photography

It is a good idea to update your winter white sweaters occasionally since they show stains easily!  Here’s some under $50 (they all come in white along with the colors shown):

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All very pretty looks. Love the cowl you knitted. Your necklace is perfect. Nancy’s is my favorite – it has lace, pearls and a white sweater with cute buttons!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yes—all the elements of funky & girly combined!! 🙂

  • Ooh, I’m loving the partial look! Actually I’m a big fan of winter white…most of my outer wear is winter white…brightens up the gray days!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I so agree! That and a little splash of color!!

  • Amber Rathvon

    These are all great outfits, but I especially love the all-white look with gold jewelry!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amber!

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Thanks Jennie!

  • Love seeing the three different ways to incorporate winter white. My favorite is the monochromatic – I love an all white look! perfect background for your beautiful necklace.