Winter White

Winter white comes in various tones, textures, and forms.

By Jamie Edelen - January 2014

Embrace white in your winter wardrobe

Winter white comes in various tones, textures, and forms.

By Jamie Edelen - January 2014

-Photography by David Colwell

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The fluffy stuff falling from the sky isn’t the only white we fear during the winter. Many of us are still baffled by the rules of how—or if!—one should wear white after summer.

Jenna Hattenburg, co-owner of Hampden’s Hunting Ground, assures us that wearing white is acceptable and that the look is easy to pull off. Her suggestion: Be bold with texture. “Save the linen and seersucker for summer,” she says. “And instead, go for chunky knits, wool, leather, and silk.”

Although black-and-white color blocking is a classic look, Sima Blue, owner of Lutherville’s Trillium, prefers to mix and match other neutrals—think caramels, creams, beiges, chocolate browns, and even leopard prints. “I love white pants and a beigey camel sweater,” says Blue.

And it’s totally acceptable to apply this color choice to jewelry, handbags, and even sunglasses throughout the winter. “It breaks up the drab color this time of year of always black and brown,” Bree McNerney, manager of Harbor East’s Handbags in the City, explains. “It’s a natural color that brightens things up and makes things more cheery.”

Clockwise from top left: Ted Baker Ohavia top ($195) at Trillium Ltd. Necklace ($36) at Sassanova. Pierrot Alessandro purse ($129) at South Moon Under. Vintage ivory gloves ($52) at Hunting Ground. Urban Expressions natural clutch ($34.99) at South Moon Under. Tom Ford Kit Astuccio Rigido sunglasses ($440) at Handbags in the City. 7 For All Mankind velvet skinny jeans ($178) at Trillium Ltd.




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