Winter White, Yep, it’s a Thing

It might not be snowy outside yet, but winter white is an excellent way to make a statement.

We don’t know where it came from, this idea that wearing white is exclusively a summer thing. Sure, a white sundress is a great way to stay cool in the heat. But white boots or a white overcoat are sophisticated options for a frigid day. The key to doing winter white properly is keeping everything pristine, which does take some effort. Be sure to clean and polish white boots after each use, and it might be prudent to view red wine, tomato sauce, coffee, and other dark liquids with some suspicion. That said, just about any kind of stain can be removed from a white garment nowadays, as long as you have an excellent dry cleaner on speed dial.

White Boots
Everybody has a pair of black boots, and most people have a pair of brown boots, but it’s as if nobody ever thought of wearing white boots, until now. The good news is that every shoe designer has their own version of the white boot this season, so your options are virtually endless.

Alexandre Birman
Kittie Leather Boots

This cute little kitten heel bootie will make your jeans and skirts purr.

$695, modaoperandi.com

Dorothee Schumacher
Cuban Coolness Boot

Cuban heels have been turning up everywhere this season, and we totally get it. They’re high enough to give you a lift, but the block shape adds stability.

$745, modaoperandi.com

Aquazzura
Palace Ruffled White Leather Ankle Boots

With an elegant ruffle and high stiletto heel, these boots weren’t made for walking, but rather for strutting.

$1,095, modaoperandi.com

Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt
Rhonda Croc-Effect Leather Knee Boot

Combine croc-textured leather, an elegant ankle strap and a sexy high heel, and you’ve got the perfect boot to wear with skirts and dresses.

$1,150, modaoperandi.com

Proenza Schouler
Speckled Heel Bootie

Proenza Schouler knows how to take classic elements and alter them just enough to make them unique. In this case, the speckled bent heel and almond toe elevate these booties from classic to sublime.

$695, modaoperandi.com

Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Kiki Patent Leather Boots

Luscious white patent leather is embellished with studs for a 60s throwback style that is so right now.

$915, modaoperandi.com

Yuul Yie
Patent Leather Ankle boots

A triangular heel and pointy toe give these boots a striking silhouette.

$470, modaoperandi.com

Tibi Felix
Tone-Tone Textured Leather Boots

When an Italian fashion house reinvents the classic cowboy boot, the result is: magnifico!

$795, modaoperandi.com

Tabitha Simmons
Max Leather Combat Boots

Made of durable leather with a chunky grip toe, you could walk 100 miles in these boots, or just take them for a walk around the block.

$1,195, modaoperandi.com

Creatures of Comfort
Crawford Square-Toe Leather Boots

We believe that a white patent leather upper, stacked Cuban heel and square toe are all harbingers of exceptional style and taste.

$690, bloomingdales.com

Coats
You can do this, the white coat thing. Imagine walking through town in your crisp white coat, floating like a blanket of snow just before Christmas. All you’ll need is a good dry cleaner to keep the winter soot away.

Apparis
Sarah Faux Fur

Casual luxury at its finest, and no furry critters were expended to make it.

$310, modaoperandi.com

Carolina Herrera
Embroidered Three-Button Coat

We love the uplifting embroidery on this luminous wool/cashmere blend coat.

$4,990, modaoperandi.com

Perfect Moment
Super Star Puffer

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or hitting the town, this Perfect Moment coat will make you feel…perfect.

$600, modaoperandi.com

Bogner x White Cube
Casca Quilted Shell

Now you’ve found the perfect topper for your winter white jeans.

$850, modaoperandi.com

Gucci
Hooded Wool Coat

Victorian buttons, lush ivory wool and an oversized hood make this coat a stunner.

$3,980, net-a-porter.com

Moncler
Quilted Shell Cardigan

This gorgeous shell melded with a cardigan doesn’t surprise us much because Moncler has always been the master of both form and function.

$675, net-a-porter.com

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