Winter Whites

YES! February is finally here. The sun had his hat on today and for the first time in months it was light when I walked Livvie to the bus stop. (Although I realised this morning that this does of course have a sartorial downside. There is absolutely no hiding the fact that I wear my pyjamas underneath my Uggs and faux fur for this little walk.  Think I had better sling the jeans on tomorrow morning!) I also noticed a sea of crocuses when I was running in the park yesterday, finally some colour and signs of life after the long bleak months. And while this promise of Spring IS really exciting, it is still really  chilly and we do have a few months of winter ahead of us.

 

I tend to wear a lot of denim and black in the winter, so I fancied putting the ‘spring’ in my step (if you’ll pardon the pun!) with some fresh winter whites and a slightly different look for me. It always feels good to have a break from the ‘uniform’ and try something new.  I think there’s something very elegant about wearing white in winter. I use the term ‘winter whites’ loosely, of course. It includes a load of different shades including cream, oatmeal, ecru, beige and light grey.

Now, I suspect if you are a mum of small children reading this post, you’ll be thinking ‘But, Chloe, wearing white is all fine and dandy until little Lily decides she wants ‘up’ after feeding herself chopped up spagbol or Ninja jumps up after his muddy walk.’  Granted, it isn’t the most practical colour for a busy mum, but hopefully, there might be a few occasions when you are child and dog free and that’ll be your opportunity to grab those winter whites.

When I spotted these cream knit culottes in River Island, I thought I would try them out with a cream knit, but I didn’t realise it would be such an exact colour match. Ideally, your look should combine different shades and textures and avoid anything too ‘matchy-matchy’.  So once again, I have broken the style rule, but I think it just about works! 🙂

I would keep the look simple and clean and accessorise with earthy tones. When it comes to shoes, my rule would be NEVER wear white shoes with a white outfit.

Contrasting black works really well and I particularly love the idea of a black fitted poloneck under your knit.

Pandora Sykes wearing black boots with her white ensemble.

I think both pieces would work just as well as separates, the cream knit in particular would look great with blue denim in the coming months, and the culottes would look really good with a pair of strappy heels  in the warmer months.

Accessorised with Vintage Gucci Boots, Chloe Sunglasses and an old Mango bag.

Here is my round up of some lovely winter whites which include the outfit I am wearing from River Island and some great sale bargains from Me + Em and Mint Velvet.

 

 

 

This is the outfit I wore today (or yesterday depending on when you are reading this!)  I’ve had a few messages about my ‘C’ necklace which is from Cabbage White England

Outfit details

Coat Whistles (last season) / Sunglasses Quay Australia / Green Cashmere Jumper Chinti and Parker (old) but similar here / Gucci Belt Bag / Chloe Bag / Chloe boots

My jeans are the Topshop Straight Jeans with a raw hem.

Thanks for reading and here’s to a fantastic February!

Love,

Chloe

x

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One response to “Winter Whites”

  1. Danish pastry says:

    Love at first sight!
    You might just have inspired me to shop my wardrobe and team my new Boden cashmere sweater (cream with rainbow stripes on the sleeves) with a pair of cream trousers from a few years ago. I hadnt thought of this combination, but it just might work!

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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