There are so many arbitrary rules in fashion. Don’t mix gold and silver jewelry. Only wear one print at a time. No outfit repeating in the same week. Wear absolutely nothing from last season. Never do socks with sandals. And the rule I’m going to rip into in the next paragraph: You can’t wear white after Labor Day.
Honestly, I have no idea who came up with this rule. Part of me is convinced that it was something Blair Waldorf said in season three of Gossip Girl that somehow became sacred law. Another part of me is convinced that it was the originator of the “little black dress,” who needed to drive sales for LBDs in the winter. Either way, this rule is a false claim, and I fully intend to prosecute it.
Okay, I may be spending too much time with my paralegal roommate. Nonetheless, this is not only a rule that was created without reason, but there are also endless reasons to ignore it. Winter whites are powerful. White matches snowy surroundings, it’s equally as classy in the winter as it is in the summer, and it goes with everything. In the same way that black is a year-round staple, white should be, too.
Now, I understand that it may be difficult to just forgo this rule (and risk disappointing Gossip Girl’s Queen B). So I’ve made it a little less daunting by starting small with an easy way to incorporate winter whites into your outfits. Meet the white jacket: a versatile piece of clothing that can transition into any season. Whether it’s a cozy puffer, a cropped leather coat, or a woolen trench, white jackets are the perfect way to make a statement this winter while also keeping warm.
Ready to start breaking rules (but hopefully not your bank accounts) by embracing the winter whites? Then keep scrolling to see 22 chic white jackets in every style.