25.1.10

Snow White

Psynopsis Antonio Marras Leather Jacket Vintage Liz Claiborne Skirt Eric Bompard Scarf
Psynopsis Antonio Marras Leather Jacket Vintage Liz Claiborne Skirt Eric Bompard Scarf

It's the same every year: Come winter I start wearing black. Black tights, black trousers, black tops, even black underwear… Summer is just the opposite – very white orientated. And for years now I've been wondering: Why not wear more white in winter? Wouldn't this help to bring some light and optimism into the dark days?

It sounds so easy, but I realised it's anything but… 1st, you need to be the neatest person on the planet not to smudge your beautiful white clothes with wintery grime. 2nd, I'm not a colour expert, but it seems to me that plain white can look quite harsh on winter days, especially when there is snow. And 3rd, the main problem: Shoes! I don’t know about you, but I do not own any warm shoes in light colours (except uggish ones, but they are not really for wearing anywhere but on Australian beaches, are they?). White trousers and black shoes? A definite No-No; or am I being too conservative here?

Creamy colours or beige though, well, that’s a totally different matter…

leather jacket: antonio marras, scarf: eric bompard, t-shirt: gap, skirt: vintage liz claiborne

40 comments:

The Perfect Stranger said...

GORGEOUS!

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely stunning, darling! Love that jacket!

xoxox,
CC

Zenobie said...

Ahh you read my mind! White is such a lovely colour (can it be called a colour?) to wear. I am very into white for summer but haven’t considered it for the winter. It’s funny how much the seasons change what we wear in terms of colour.

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

I can never wear white..cos I always get it messy!!! I have a cream Miu Miu bag that i have only managed to use twice cos I am soooo scared of ruining it.

Jess said...

these creamy colours work so well together with the lighting. such a great idea for winter gloom

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I love, love, love these photos - you look like a princess darling!! :)

Rock N Revolution said...

So pretty and soft!

Jen said...

You're so spot on - white is SUCH a hard colour to wear! I wore white tights a few weeks ago and marked them getting in AND out of my car. You literally have to be a contortionist to work the clean white look, I'm sure!

I'm so on board with your warm, creamy tones. Such a romantic outfit - I love it.

Becca Joy said...

Those pictures are gorgeous, I love the cream pleated skirt, I've been searching all over for the perfect one to purchase.

I like wearing lighter colours in the winter too, it brings up my spirits in such miserable weather.

MissKellie said...

You look amazing! :D
And I always have trouble matching shoes with all-white outfits too. I usually avoid all-white outfits just because of the shoe dilemma!

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emily said...

this is so elegant! and i agree, somehow black goes with winter and lights with spring. i wish it were spring already... sigh.... ;)

Clare said...

OH MY WOOOORRRDDDD!!!! This outfit is the most amazing thing i have seen in a while on a blog. It is incredibly well fitting, put together and so chic. You seriously look flawless.

fadetoblack said...

no matter what season its is that outfits rocks :)

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-gorgeous outfit, I too would love to try winter whites but don't like the thought of getting grimy!! Love your take on double denim too, really suits you!!

ElodieVeryPetit said...

I LOVE it ! love the outfit

Tatiana Landim said...

wonderful! I really loved it! the outfit is very "winter dool" in a "optimistic color". (:

roni said...

love that outfit! flows well

Sher said...

What a romantic outfit! I love the whitish hues you incorporated! For shoes, I'll probably add a surprising colour like red or yellow:)

xx

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

First of all - I absolutely love your combinations of colors. The entire pallet is alamost like a beautiful winter day itself. You look stunning in it. Secondly, Uggs have to be immediately banned even from Australia :-)))). And, finally, I think you are being to conservative in seeing white trousers and black shoes combination as no-no. White and black is one fo the timless classic combinations. I often like to wear my black YSL booties with white Dior trousers - get a lot of complements :-) Wishing you wonderful Tuesday!

Anna Jane said...

If I think about it, I own so few white things in my wardrobe that it scares me!
Bravo to you for not conforming to the whole head-to-toe in black. I think this outfit is very soft and pleasing to the eye - I likey.

- Anna Jane xxx
(PixelatedBlonde.com

The Haute-Shopper said...

Beautiful look! This has got to be one of my favorites from you blog so far! I agree, it's so difficult to think of light colors in winter, that I tend to grab black. The only 'brighter' outfits I have are light gray cardigans, jeans and a light gray short coat. Althoug my husband joked that I looked like I was wearing a gray uniform ;-) I love the subtle contrasts in your outfit... the jacket paired with the soft skirt is genius!

I too don't have anything in the lighter colored boots area. I always associate white boots with being a little 'cheap' and classier looking suede versions have me fearing I'll get it dirty within a few seconds... I do think a medium gray or tan combined with a nude palette would work though.

fashionforwriters said...

You're not being too conservative! I think it's very sensible. I always wear winter whites and then damage all of my clothes and I also only have light color winter shoes and then I damage those as well. I love how elegant you look and I wish I could look even half as lovely in my winter whites.

love, Jenny

Clara said...

wow. amazing pics
i loved
xxx

Baby Says Boutique said...

Beautiful!
xo

BSB
www.babysaysboutique.com

firecrackers said...

these are stunning shots...lovely outfit!

drollgirl said...

are these shots of YOU?!?!? i love the look!! LOVE IT!!!

i used to have a friend that only wore black and white. that is it. black in the cool months; white in the hot months. very practical, but i am not sure i could limit my color palette so drastically. then again, i wear a LOT of black. :)

Joanne Faith said...

That jacket is gorgeous, lovely shots. You could look at getting some nude heels? Lovely with white!

LaurenSchoon said...

I love this outfit! It's soo gorgeous! That jacket is amazing
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Grace said...

These photos are gorgeous.

Love Grace.

Diya said...

those are some AMAZING pictures... so ethereal.


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LENORENEVERMORE said...

Adore the button details...beautiful winter creamy whites~
xo*

heart charlie said...

These photos are breathtaking! I love your blog ;) All the different neutral tones look gorgeous on you.

Taylor Sterling said...

wow cool outfit! love the tones!!

Caroline, No. said...

That leather looks so buttery. Beautiful.

ilovecoolthings said...

oh Sabine, i love those colors, especially after just coming back from Paris, it's just so pretty and fresh with all the black we've been subjected to... i think women are sometimes scared of looking too 'pretty' but you can still achieve that tough look with some leather and accessories.
beautifully done!
xo

Lottie said...

absolutely beautiful! hannah, or hannah macgibbon, is head of chloe.

Raez said...

seriously so magical! its like you could be a disney princess! loving the soft lighting here too:)

xx raez

Carmen said...

The jacket is amazingly gorgeous.

Carmen.xx.

farisita said...

such a lovely skirt...

farisita

mia said...

I love to wear white mixed
with nude colors...so fairy
tale femme.