When more and more black coloured coats appear on the streets, we realise that winter – the season of contrasts – is coming. It may seem that combinations of black and white are never fashionable, but white is the one colour that will attract your attention while trying to search for inspiring examples of cold season clothing or exploring online stores.
Paradoxically, when more and more girls prefer dark outfits, keeping in mind the black nail polish and eyeliner, it is all about the return of light colours.
If we would be talking about the spring and summer collections, nobody would be surprised but this time we are not talking about the white silk or cotton but wool, fur and leather. Of course, it’s harder to maintain the white coat but such a small fashion challenge gives the whole game a charm, makes us pay more attention to every detail and have fun combining our clothes.
This season, Celine designer Phoebe Philo, Isabel Marant and Balmain creator Olivier Rousteing suggested some white wool jackets, skirts and sweaters which are perfect for the daytime. Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Valentino and Giambattista Valli presented impressive white coats, jackets and vests. Perhaps Alexander Wang was the one who revealed the whole beauty of white and created a combination of silk evening trousers and vest for his own line and a white lacquered wool for his debut at Balenciaga.
It may turn out that light clothing as seen on the major fashion photo shoots and catwalks won’t look good in the real life but, however, a few tricks should encourage you to let bright colours into your winter wardrobe. It’s easy to understand that the head-to-toe white combination would look a bit weird, but don’t be afraid to combine white clothes with black, gray or dark blue. For example, a large white knitted sweater would look great with black leather pants and a white minimalist handbag.
Perhaps the biggest challenge would be the desire to buy bright coloured winter coat. Although it doesn’t seem like very wise investment, high quality wool or leather coat will look amazing and will attract everyone’s eyes.