How to Style White Denim Three Ways for the Winter & Ginger's Blog Linkup #11


I wore this super casual and comfy outfit the other day, and I'm really embracing the white denim and boot look for this Fall/Winter. In years past, I've tried to avoid wearing white in the winter, but I just love my white jeans too much! Plus, it seems to be a little more acceptable at this point. When you're from the South, certain notions are ingrained in your head from an early age, and the no white after Labor Day is a big one! This vest, I LOVE, it's on sale for a great price and comes in at least two colors. Mine is a dark, olive green color, which is so versatile.  I paired it with a chambray shirt that I bought at Old Navy (who, by the way is having 50% off favorite winter items) several years ago. I have linked the exact vest below, along with a selection of similar jeans, tops and boots.  I'll tell you that these boots, which you've probably seen in other posts, have been a go-to for several years now. They have a rubber bottom, so they are so comfortable for walking even long distances, and the color is compatible with almost everything. Who else has a favorite pair of boots that you wear more than any others?

So, the day that I wore this, after I got home from the office, I got the idea to see how different outerwear would pair with these white jeans and boots. I'm really the type of person that starts off most days (when nothing important is going on) with a base of jeans and a tee, and I build my outfit from there. Many times, I just throw on a simple cashmere sweater or turtleneck and go. I almost always wear a tee under my sweaters and button up shirts. It just helps keep me warmer.


Next, I tried on my favorite olive green parka with faux fur on the hood that I bought at Loft several years ago. I've only worn this jacket a handful of times, but if you're like me, you buy so many jackets, it's difficult to cycle through them all very frequently. I just might love outerwear as much as I love shoes! Well, not quite as much! I love this jacket because it is warm and it allows you to cinch it around the waste to provide a more fitted look. If you're short and small framed like me, loose, baggy clothing just swallows you whole, so I love anything that is adjustable. The jacket I'm wearing is an extra small, but to be honest, it still seems a little large. I think it's probably just the style.  I love the faux fur on the hoodie. It just gives the jacket a little extra pizzaz. I have linked several similar  parkas below which are very affordable. The light blue parka also comes in olive and is actually from Loft. It has a cinched waste just like mine. Although, I  have to admit, I really love it in the light blue color too. 



I almost forgot to mention, Macy's has a great sale going on right now through 12/11/17 for  40% off Puffers, Peacoats & more & save an extra 30% with promo code: FRIEND. Don't miss out, because they have a super cute Michael Kors parka that's normally $300, on sale for $189.99, and it comes in multiple colors! Photo below!





Finally, I tried on a silvery blue light weight poncho that I threw on over the white tee that I was wearing under my chambray shirt. For this outfit, I removed the chambray shirt altogether. I really like this poncho (who am I kidding, I love most ponchos)! It's not too heavy, and it doesn't constrict the movement of my arms. I got this particular poncho at a little, local shop in North Georgia, so I couldn't link the exact poncho. However, I've linked similar ponchos for you below that are very affordable.



I think the most important thing to note about styling white jeans in the Fall/Winter is that they look best with darker tops and shoes. That keeps them from looking too stark white and summery. While I have multiple different brands of white jeans, I often return to my tried and true pairs from Target that  are basically jeggings. I've found that for my height, they just work best. I'm only 5'1", and even my Levis are too long. Although, I did recently cut a pair off all by myself and fringe them on the bottom. I must say that I'm not a seamstress at all, so I have a bit of anxiety cutting them myself. I'll have to wear those in a post, at some point.  

I hope you all enjoyed my post! Please feel free to leave me a comment with your thoughts! I love to hear from you. Now, it's time to link up! As you all know, each week I pick my two favorite posts from the prior week's link up to feature. My favorites from last week are:


Nistha from Fashio Nistha, whose post discussed Winter layering in Summer clothes.


AND 

Rosemary from Distinctly Southern Style, whose post discussed the comfy outfit she wore for Black Friday shopping.


Give these two wonderful ladies some love by checking out their great blogs! Now, let's get this linkup party started!

An InLinkz Link-up

Happy Monday, and I hope you all have a great week!

XOXO,


Julie




50 comments :

  1. Love those boots! Thanks for hosting :)

    www.tipsyheelz.com

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  2. Thank you for hosting. Have a fun week xx

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  3. so happy to be linking up here again. Nice versatile white denim looks. Totally enjoyed your last weeks favorite blog post. I love Rosemary's and Nishtha's blog.
    https://www.modlotus.com/holiday-gift-guide-cozy-throw-blanket/

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    1. Thank you so much for joining the linkup again and for your kind comments! I hope you have a great week!

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  4. I love all three ways that you styled your white denims!!
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    Miri

    https://currentlywearing.com

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    1. Thank you so much Miriam! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Three great looks! I love the brown boots and your fringed poncho! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks Emma! These boots are a go-to! Thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Love all the looks! So winter perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! Have a great week!

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  7. You're adorable! Love those boots!

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    1. You're so sweet Andrea! Thank you! Have a great week!

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  8. I love all these looks! Your boots are fabulous! I have two little photo bombers like yours! So adorable!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! If your pups are like mine, they are always under foot! If I want to take a picture without them, I have to close the door. LOL! Have a great week!

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  9. I always love white jeans any time of the year. But especially in the winter they look so great with all of the darker pieces!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I agree Jodie! I love wearing white jean with a darker top! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

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  10. These are all wonderful cool weather looks. I just love the color combination and how crisp your white jeans look against the cognac boots! Need to try asap. :)

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    1. Awe, thanks Jennie! I like the white against the cognac too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Gimme all the winter whites! Loving all of these looks <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. I know, right? Thanks so much Kate, and thanks for linking up!

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  12. All three options are great. I’m a huge fan of wearing white denim all year long and I like your idea of tucking them into tall boots. Thanks for sharing your styling inspirations and for hosting.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rena! I love a skinny jean that fits into a boot! Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Great looks, Julie! Just love winter whites. And Puppy the Dog - OMG, I am in love!

    Elizabeth | https://nattygal.com

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth! My pups are always chasing me all over the house! Have a great week!

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  14. I love white jeans and you have inspired me to give them a go this winter! :)

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    1. Awe, great Marcia! They are wonderful with a nice, dark sweater! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Julie this is a super cute look for you and so comfy to. I'm all about those boots though! Thanks for sharing such another great post!

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    1. Awe, thank you so much Gigi! Have a great week!

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  16. Those boots are so pretty, love the color.

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    1. Thanks so much Nailil! I've had them for several years now, and I hope they last several more. They're so comfy! Have a great week!

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  17. Hey...thank you for the feature, so so glad!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/beret-an-unavoidable-fashion/

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    1. Nistha, you are so welcome! Thanks for linking up!

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  18. That's such a cute look! And your puppy is so cute :)

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

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    1. You're welcome! You have great looks! Thanks for visiting and participating in the linkups!

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  19. Your outfits are always cute, but my favorite thing is how your dog is always in the background! ;)
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! That pup is with me no matter where I am. Both of my pups even sit by the tub when I go to get a bath! They are so funny!

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  20. Love all this inspiration! White denim definitely still works for winter!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm really starting to agree with the white in winter look!

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  21. Great looks! I forget about white jeans in the winter sometimes, but love both of these! I always love grey so that poncho is lovely. i am happy to see your little pup in the pic too! Does he lay on your clothes when you dont have them on/ my boy likes to lay directly on the outfit i will wear. heheh. the olive coat looks great and cozy! i have a collection of moto jackets so i get your interest in coats!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica! That pup gets on anything that's mine if I leave it laying around. He gets on my laundry when I'm folding it and on my outfits when I lay them on the bed in the morning. Would you believe he's 14 3/4 years old? He's still pretty spry for a little old guy! Have a great remainder of the weekend!

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  22. Julie, I love all of this! white jeans are the best. And I really love them with contrasting boots in a dark, rich color. Your boots, by the way, are adorable and so versatile, I'm sure. And then your poncho! LOVE! But I'm like you, there isn't really a poncho out there that I don't love! Thanks so much for linking with #SpreadTheKindness!

    Shelbee
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    1. Thanks so much Shelbee! I think that's my favorite part...the darker contrast of the boots with the white jeans! Have a great week ahead!

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  23. Great look. I have some white jeans but not got in them for years. I really need to work hard after Christmas to make them fit again :) Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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    1. Thanks Claire! Ha, ha...maybe you just need to buy a new pair! That's my philosophy anyway! Have a great week!

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  24. So many great ways to style white denim! I love your parka.

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! Have a great week!

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  25. These are great styling tips for winter white! Love the layered looks

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! Layering is a must in the Winter. Have a great week!

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