Thursday, December 20, 2007

Snow Whites

Even now, two years later, I still remember the D&G fall/winter 2006 show. The models, dressed head-to-toe in white knits, walked down a snowy runway. They were the ski bunnies in winter wonderland.
When it started snowing this winter, I immediately thought about the snowy fantasy of the show. I just love when it snows on Christmas Day and it makes all the trees white.
Although the D&G show was in early 2006 the shops are filled with wintery white goodies. Some people found the show a bit dramatic, which it is, but since I’m the biggest knit fan, I loved it.
The colour white (or should I say ivory) can be a bit too much when done head-to-toe, but I find it elegant when dressed in beautiful cable-knit sweaters, cowl-neck dresses and all the pom-pom accessories. Layering is an absolute must in this occasion, it makes it less awkward and more chic.
When wearing this white trend, start with white tights or leggings and a light tank or a camisole. Think of that as a base and then build the look on that. The next thing could be a knit sweater and a belted ski-inspired jacket, or a sweater dress and a chunky cable-knit sweater. Then accessorize with a nice cosy scarf, a slightly oversized beret, and of course gloves to keep your fingers warm. If you want to opt for the ultimate ski bunny look, finish off with snow boots.

From left: Rebecca Taylor Cocoon Sleeve Coat from ShopBop; Cable Legwarmers $29.50 from Abercrombie & Fitch; Cable Knit Beret $24 from Urban Outfitters; Cotton Spandex Jersey Contrast-V Bodysuit $36 from American Apparel; Sparkle & Fade Sweater Tights $18 from Urban Outfitters.

From left: Denise Jacket $178 from Abercrombie & Fitch; Chain-Link Solid Thigh-High Socks $17 from American Apparel; Twinkle Weeknight Sweater $356 from ShopBop.

From left: Sparkle & Fade Cozy Cable Leggings $28 from Urban Outfitters; Patent Double Mary Jane Bow Pump $34.22 from Asos; AE Heartland Wrap Cable Cardigan $39.95 from American Eagle Outfitters.

From left: Theory Mirna Turtleneck $187.50 from ShopBop; Penguin Amanda Sweater Dress $120 from Urban Outfitters; Free People Snowed In Tunic $59.99 from Urban Outfitters; AE Cable Cardigan $49.95 from American Eagle Outfitters.

From left: Floral Sweater Earwarmer $24 from Urban Outfitters; Lux Cable Shawl $38 from Urban Outfitters; Jess Popcorn Hooded Mitten $12.50 from Delias.

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ashley said...

i really like all these! in fact i just bought a white puffer coat so if i get some white tights i'm all set ;)

Juliet said...

I lov ewhite. It is hard to wear but when it works it really hits you.

juliet xxx

-S said...

as much as i hate american eagle, i love the knitted cardigan.

Patent Shoes && Rants said...

I like off white in the winter.

Not too white, and not too off.


fashionistakay said...

knits are fab, dont own too many things that are knit, but i luv my knit hats

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

Ohhh snow white
I love the earwarmer with the big flower on it, soo cute!

Grace's said...

I love your selection, very pretty pictures! Merry Christmas! Kisses

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...


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i come back!!! i hope you will enjoy the new version!!



Kaye said...

The show was SOOO D&G in all its OTT glamorous goodness! And in essence, the clothes were quite good. Its just that I got terribly distracted by crazy shoes and all that head gear!