Win­ter WHITES

Hamilton Metro News - - Fashion - — An­nemarie Quill

When the tem­per­a­ture drops and the evenings get darker, it can be tempt­ing to match your fash­ion colour pal­ette to the dark skies.

While rus­tic brown, grey, navy and of course black form the ba­sis of a win­ter wardrobe, do not over­look white.

White is tra­di­tion­ally a sum­mer colour, with crisp white cot­tons or loose linens pro­vid­ing a cool con­trast to a tan.

But last year we saw win­ter whites on the cat­walk and red car­pet.

This year win­ter col­lec­tions in­clude shades of off-white and creams in wool, suede, silk and even soft leathers.

De­signer An­nah Stret­ton says the rules of wear­ing white in win­ter are a lot dif­fer­ent than in the sum­mer.

“It’s all about lay­er­ing, fit and com­bin­ing dif­fer­ent shades of white, cream and even beige.”

You don’t have to go head to toe— in­stead, An­nah sug­gests adding con­trast with tex­ture.

“Try dark jeans with a crisp white cot­ton shirt— and go smokey and dra­matic with make-up.”

The Loo­bie’s Story win­ter col­lec­tion in­cludes white shirts and blouses which are given an op­u­lent spin with de­tail­ing such as lace sleeves. Com­bine th­ese with more win­tery wool or suede for a re­laxed glam­orous look.

Win­ter white coats or jack­ets look dash­ing over black or navy. Or go for a struc­tured cape like the Claire cape by Julien Dan­ger. For amore ca­sual week­end look, throw a Deb­o­rah Sweeney stone pon­cho over jeans.

Just add an­kle boots and over-sized sun­glasses for a straight-off-thep­iste look.

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