There's something about white that just feels so...fancy. And it's totally unexpected during the holiday season. I've been feeling all chic snow-princess in my all-white ensembles against a a vast sea of little black dresses, sleek black coats, and dark denim. It's fun.
I did fight my urge to wear a crown. But can't you see it? A little Wild Things inspired crown - the one that Max wears? Trimmed in white faux-fur? When I'm 80, Mamas. Then I'll wear crowns.
(wearing: KUT from the Kloth white denim c/o Shop Adorn - similar pair, Cheap Monday sweater - similar vibe, Theory turtleneck - a much cheaper version, Indigo by Clarks Heath Wren Booties, J.Crew gold glitter bag - similar)
I am basically wearing jeans, a turtleneck, and an over-sized sweater. It's the same uniform that I may have worn in 5th grade. But when done in a monochromatic palette...it's chic, right? The key, I think, is to vary both the color (slightly) and the texture (wildly).
I love white with gold accessories, and a small glittery purse just screams, "I'm a girl!! Going to a party!!" Which pretty much sums up my thoughts on our rare nights out. (I'm loving this over-sized gold glitter clutch.)
Winter shoes are trouble with an all-white outfit. I like taupe - it's grounding, without being too much contrast. Otherwise, pairing an all-white outfit with pops of color is another surprisingly party-friendly choice. (Beth - might this even be "festive fancy?")
White jeans with a cream silk blouse and pops of red - pretty, no? And I love the thought of cozy cream cords this time of year. I've been thinking about Gap's version...
Even if you aren't feeling the all-white, this technique works with other colors. Just apply the same styling trick of varying the color (slightly) and the texture (wildly). I know I've done this before....
Thoughts, Mamas? Are you going to bust out your white denim this holiday season..or do you have enough of another color to pull off the monochrome look?
ps. See the rest of our 2012 Holiday Style Guide for Lazy Mamas here.