Winter White is always a cool style concept for the season… Its simple, clean and shouldn’t be overthought. Most importantly, it should never be confused with “summer white” attire. Next week I’m hosting a Winter in White event with friends at the W Atlanta Midtown, and all the dresscode questions I received provided the inspiration for this entry (RSVP to join us here).

Here are 2 key ways to rock winter white right…

1. Texture

While the color concept is the same, texture is what separates winter from summer. Swap out your linen and lightweight chinos for heavier weighted fabrics like corduroy, cashmere and wools.

2. Layers

The winter allows white to be translated with layers, so be sure to keep in mind the proper accessories, including scarves and jackets. They can be patterned or contrasting colors for pop that complement your shoes and selected watch. This is where you blend out with your individual style and personality. These don’t have to be white.

Below I rocked my white with a patterned scarf, camel hat, and some Tims’ (obviously trying to channel my inner love for 90’s rnb album covers).

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Quick rule: a winter white outfit is about 80% white. 20% of your outfit should be a pattern or complementary color (this includes leathers). 

Jesse Mills wearing winter white with friends

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Sweater by Zara | Belt by Tweeds | Trousers by Club Monaco | Hat by Benetton | Scarf by Old Navy (sneaky!) | Boots by Timberland

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills | The Winter White Rules