For the past few years, I’ve been looking for winter white jeans that I could use to make a white outfit for the holidays. And I finally found a pair of winter white cords that I love! And there are so many ways to style them for the colder months.
Winter white is a slightly warmer off-white tone with a hint of ivory, cream, or beige. It’s a more muted tone than stark white and feels cozier for the colder months while also feeling sophisticated.
Is it appropriate to wear white jeans in winter?
You can wear white jeans year-round, any time of year, including the winter months. The fashion rules have evolved, and you can now wear a pair of white pants after Labor Day. To wear them in the colder months, create layered looks with cozy sweaters, a wool coat, and ankle boots or tall boots.
How do you style winter white pants?
To style winter white pants or jeans, create chic monochromatic looks and layer winter white on the top and bottom. Create tone-on-tone looks with lighter colors and shades of white, tan, taupe, light gray, and camel. To wear them in cold weather, layer them with coats and sweaters. Textured sweaters and chunky knits are a great way to add visual interest.
I’m here to be your style guide, sharing 14 looks with winter white wide-leg jeans in this post. You’ll see me wearing wide-leg long corduroy pants and cropped ecru wide-leg jeans from my summer closet. You’ll see how to wear your favorite pair of white jeans from the warmer months into the winter. White jeans are more likely to show lumps and bumps in the belly and thighs. I like how wide-leg jeans are less clingy and more forgiving than white skinny jeans. I’m also a huge fan of corduroy jeans for their warmth in winter.
For more outfit inspiration for taking your summer bright white jeans into winter, check out 10 Fresh Looks: How to Wear White Jeans in Winter.
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Winter white jeans outfits ideas
Let’s dive into outfit ideas!
1. A monochromatic look with winter white on top and bottom
A few years ago, I saw a winter white outfit in the window display of Banana Republic, and ever since, I’ve been thinking about making a chic one-color outfit like that for the holidays. This is the easiest way to create a winter white outfit. I’m pairing an oversized winter white turtleneck sweater with these white cords and a faux fur cream short jacket. Brown boots give a pop of another color for visual interest.
I usually avoid jeans with patch pockets on the front because they tend to draw attention to the hips, but their perfect color wooed me. I brought a pair home, and I can’t believe how much I love them. They’re soft and comfy. The wide leg hides lumps and bumps that otherwise may be visible in light-colored jeans. And this is the perfect time for warm and cozy cords.
2. A black-and-white look
I’m always surprised by how much I love this coat. It’s more flashy than I usually wear. But styling it with these winter white cords, a black cardigan, and black ankle boots makes such a good-looking outfit. An all-black coat would be great here, too.
3. A tone-on-tone look with an almond sweater and winter white jeans
A tone-on-tone look creates a minimal and luxurious neutral look. This almond-colored sweater is a chic option with winter white. The crewneck sweater creates a classic look. Adding a brown bag adds another tone that adds visual interest.
4. A tone-on-tone look with a stark white sweater and winter white jeans
This is another minimal tone-on-tone outfit, but this time with a stark white textured sweater. Here’s a style tip for you. My favorite way to add visual interest to a tone-on-tone look is to choose a sweater with texture. This simple white sweater is elevated by the woven pattern. A cable-knit is another excellent option. A brown bag adds a pop of color.
5. A blue striped button-down with winter white jeans
I can’t resist pairing my favorite blue striped ruffleneck blouse with these winter white cords. I’m leaving it untucked because I like how it looks with its high neck. Then I’m rolling up the sleeves to draw the eye to the waistline. I tend to avoid bright colors with winter white, taking a hint from the colors in nature in the winter, like grey tones and muted colors. This muted blue tone is a personal favorite of mine. A brown belt bag helps to define the waist by drawing the eye across the body. Matching brown boots tie into the bag.
6. A striped button-down with a denim jacket and winter white jeans
Now I’m having fun seeing all the ways I can wear this blouse with these pants. Here, I’m layering a blue denim jacket over the top and creating visual interest by leaving the shirt untucked. Again, rolling up the sleeves on the jacket defines the waist, as does the belt bag. This is such a great outfit! I’m a big fan of leaving this shirt untucked under a jacket.
7. A striped button-down with a pullover sweater and winter white jeans
For this look, I’m layering that almond crewneck sweater over the striped button-down for a chic tone-on-tone look with a pop of color peeking out of the collar.
8. A cream Breton stripe sweater with winter white jeans
This is one of the easiest ways to style a white pair of jeans. A cream Breton stripe is perfect with your winter white cords. Here, I’m wearing a white button-down shirt underneath for extra polish. If you usually wear a crewneck top under a crewneck sweater, try wearing a button-down instead for a more elevated look.
9. A black sweater with winter white jeans
Black and winter white always look chic together. Again, I’m wearing a white button-down shirt under this chunky oversized black crewneck sweater. You can wear an oversized sweater with wide-leg jeans. It’s easier to wear if your jeans are fitted in the hips and thighs and then wide down below rather than loose and baggy from the waist down. Brown-heeled boots and a brown bag add another color tone that pops.
10. A striped black top with winter white jeans
I’m wearing this clingy black and tan striped crewneck top untucked in white jeans to prevent a visible tummy bump. I’d usually tuck it in with dark-colored, wide-leg jeans. Notice how black shoes and a black bag work with any tone of white since black and white are a classic combination.
11. A white crewneck shirt, plaid blazer, and winter white jeans
This brown Houndstooth blazer works excellent with these winter white jeans. Brown and light colors are a chic combination.
12. A grey turtleneck sweater, ecru cropped jeans, and a camel coat
Here’s an outfit with the ecru jeans I love to wear in the warmer weather. They have an off-white hue. I’m styling them with tall brown boots, a chunky grey sweater, and a camel coat. I love pairing light grey and camel together. I think it’s one of the best ways to wear camel. The brown belt and bag tie into the brown boots. It just shows that you don’t have to stop wearing your favorite pair of white jeans in the winter.
13. A striped shirt, denim jacket, and ecru cropped jeans
Here’s another outfit with those ecru jeans. I’m layering a denim jacket over a white-and-black striped shirt this time. Striped socks mirror the shirt and keep the feet warm inside chunky cream loafers—the black sole ties into the black belt and bag.
14. A chambray shirt and ecru cropped jeans
Here’s one last look with these ecru jeans. I’m wearing them with a wardrobe staple, a chambray shirt that I’ve tucked in. A brown belt defines the waistline.
How to wear winter white jeans
To stay warm, make layered outfits with your winter white jeans. Start with a chunky sweater in a neutral, black, or muted color. Add a pair of boots or ankle boots and your favorite winter coat. And you have a chic and good-looking outfit!