I was asked by one of our lovely readers to do a post on styling white jeans for the winter. I find white skinny jeans to be really versatile for the colder months because the colour is a great base for neutral looks. If you pair white jeans with bright colours or florals, it usually screams spring/summer which isn’t what you want at this time of year, so pairing them with grey, camel, browns and black really makes a great winter look! I have created three outfits here, each in very different styles and colours.
The above outfit is using layers to keep you warm, but I kept them in the grey tones so there isn’t too much colour blocking going on. Layer the darker cardigan over the loose knitted light grey top, then throw on those boots and the bag to add a few shades of difference. I think this is easily wearable when out and about, and it’s toned down as well. I would say this is more of a dressier day time look. You could even add more t-shirts underneath and chuck on a scarf for extra warmth as well.
This look above is more of a classic or preppy look in my opinion. I think white skinny jeans also work really well with tan and shades of camel, as they are both very versatile colours. I chose the beige/camel coloured cape because it will keep you warm at the same time as adding some different volume and shape to the look, while the tan brogues and shopper bag keep it casual so it’s an easy look to wear during the day. The scarf just adds that little bit of extra warmth.
And finally the last look, I decided to go down the classic route of black and white! This is more of a tougher look with the black leather jacket and studded black biker boots, so it’s going to be really casual and easy to wear. I chose grey as the t-shirt and scarf colours because it’s the shade in between black and white and would fit really easily. The ring just adds that little edge as well being that it’s silver and a sharks tooth. Which look is your favourite? You can buy most of these pieces online at Shopbop and SSENSE.
Outfit guides can be difficult because the weather is different all around the world. Here at DB we’re introducing a new series of outfit guides for all the types of weather you might be experiencing this winter, whether it’s extremely cold or something more tolerable like a brisk cold.
The first part of the series is how to dress for the winter in LA. It doesn’t get nearly as cold here as most places, but it’s cold enough to have to bundle up a little bit (to us). If your town is like LA, follow this step by step guide to keep warm and stylish during the Winter.
Since it is the festive season, I wanted to make this weeks going out look really sparkly and appropriate for a fancy holiday party. I thought metallic was the best way to do this, so I chose the 7 For All Mankind Metallic Skinny Jeans in Gold as I personally own them and think they are the best metallic jeans I have tried.
I paired the jeans with a few high end and lower priced items, including this Etro Beaded stretch-silk blouse, Tabitha Simmons Peter Som Helen Pumps and a Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Henry Chronograph Watch with a Jane Norman Cream Quilted Bag, a Miss Selfridge Heart Ring and a Dorothy Perkins Black and Gold Bangle Pack. I like the overall combination of gold, rose gold and cream here and I think the shirt adds a statement with the tan and black detailing. I think this would be a really dressy outfit that would be both a statement and a clean look at the same time. I especially love those shoes!
I chose the J Brand Tyler in Reckless (click here to buy) to style for this post. These jeans have a slim cut fit with some distressing at the knees of the jeans. The two looks that I leaned towards were for a younger guy that likes to have more fun with his clothing and one that is more mature and just enjoys his clothes, but is not looking to make as much of an intentional statement or be loud.
I have always been fond of this Burberry sweater. When I chose these jeans, my first instinct was to pair them with this sweater. I thought the colors would compliment each other very well. To finish off the look, I chose a belt by DSquared2, James Perse t shirt, and some red sneakers by Lanvin. I wanted to bring out the reds a in the sweater bit more and I thought the shoes and belt will do just that. This is a look that I find really classic and any guy would be able to wear. Plus, it is a lot of color, more than what I usually do.
This look is more for the mature man. Someone that appreciates clothes, but is more into the fit than wearing them to stand out. The jeans are paired with a Carven coat, Nudie t shirt, and Alexander McQueen shoes. I added the shoes to smarten up the look and take it out of the casual route that distressing can lean towards. The shoes also makes the look more mature compared to a sneaker that will not only make it more casual, but dresses it down. Which one do you prefer?