3 Ways To Wear White to Work in Winter with Nordstrom

How To Wear White to Work in Winter

 

White is a color we typically reserve for the spring/summer months.
There was even a ‘rule’ for many years, “No white after labor day” …reinforcing our reservations.
Well, my sweet ladies, that rule is out the window.
While wearing white during the winter months can be tricky… it is also a wonderful option.

I think it is such an elegant and feminine color.
I pull out white when I literally need to lighten up.
You know we all get there in the middle of winter…
When it’s been raining, snowing, dark, damp for days, maybe even weeks!

So… in an effort to help you “Lighten Up” this winter…

I partnered with Nordstrom to show you 3 ways to wear white to work in the winter.
Keep scrolling to see the looks.

Beautiful wide leg, high rise winter white pants by milly from nordstrom paired with a pale or light pink, v-neck cashmere sweater and a gorgeous over-sized trapeze shaped pink top handle satchel handbag by ted baker

Beautiful wide leg, high rise winter white pants by milly from nordstrom paired with a pale or light pink, v-neck cashmere sweater and a gorgeous over-sized trapeze shaped pink top handle satchel handbag by ted baker

Beautiful wide leg, high rise winter white pants by milly from nordstrom paired with a pale or light pink, v-neck cashmere sweater and a gorgeous over-sized trapeze shaped pink top handle satchel handbag by ted baker

gold and crystal small earrings from baublebar, elegant and easy option for everyday wear, very versatile jewelry

Beautiful wide leg, high rise winter white pants by milly from nordstrom paired with a pale or light pink, v-neck cashmere sweater and a gorgeous over-sized trapeze shaped pink top handle satchel handbag by ted baker

elegant and feminine outfit idea for work in the winter for the busy professional woman...this pink cashmere sweater paired with the wide leg, high waist white trousers will make you look longer and taller. This ted baker top handle satchel handbag in pink is divine

elegant and feminine outfit idea for work in the winter for the busy professional woman...this pink cashmere sweater paired with the wide leg, high waist white trousers will make you look longer and tallerPINK BAG | WHITE PANTS | SWEATER | EARRINGS | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES 

 

Look #1 | Wide Leg White Trousers with Pink

 

I absolutely love wearing white with pastel colors. 
It is such a fresh and beautiful combination.
And, such a stark and welcome contrast to the gray, black and navy you typically wear on repeat.

 

White Pants

These pants are just stunning. 
Firstly, if you have ever looked for the perfect white pants before…
You KNOW how hard they are to find. Try almost impossible.
So imagine my excitement when I found these gorgeous, wide-leg, high-waisted trousers by Milly!
The fabric… DIVINE! Thick, but not too thick.
The seam down the middle is elongating.
There are no pockets, which is actually a HUGE bonus.
Normally, with my white pants/jeans I have the tailor take the pockets out because you can see them.

The high-waist makes your legs look a mile long.

These pants run large. I would size down one size.
Wear pumps or pointed toe flats under these pants.

 

Cashmere Sweater

If you are a long-time reader, you will remember this sweater.
It is one of my favorite all-time sweaters.
The v-neckline is universally flattering.
The sweater is also cashmere…and AFFORDABLE!
Two things that normally don’t exist in the same sentence. 

More cashmere sweaters here!

 

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winter white petite pants ankle trousers by vince camuto, look great paired with pastels, like this ted baker bag in pink

winter white petite pants ankle trousers by vince camuto, look great paired with pastels, like this ted baker bag in pink

This large handbag by ted baker in pink is stunning and will look wonderful at the office. A great alternative to black in the winter

winter white petite pants ankle trousers by vince camuto, look great paired with pastels, like this ted baker bag in pink

winter white petite pants ankle trousers by vince camuto, look great paired with pastels, like this ted baker bag in pink

This large handbag by ted baker in pink is stunning and will look wonderful at the office. A great alternative to black in the winter

pink on pink, a pink sweater paired with a pink handbag by ted baker, both from nordstrom

This large handbag by ted baker in pink is stunning and will look wonderful at the office. A great alternative to black in the winter

winter white petite pants ankle trousers by vince camuto, look great paired with pastels, like this ted baker bag in pink PANTS | SWEATER | EARRINGS | PINK BAG | PUMPS (in begonia)

 

Look #2 | White Ankle Trousers with Pink Sweater

 

White Pants

These white pants ankle pants by Vince Camuto are a completely different silhouette…
And, they create a completely different look.
The ankle trousers are also elegant and luxe looking, but more tailored.
This style is easier to wear if you are petite. They also come in petite sizing (no tailor needed!)
I’m wearing a 2P. These pants run large, so size down and remember petite sizes run smaller.

 

Sweater

I love the texture of this sweater with the ribbing at the top and sleeves.
It also has a slight balloon sleeve, which is a nice detail.
I offset the more voluminous sweater with the streamlined pants.
You always want to think about creating that style balance. 

More PINK sweaters here.

 

Bag

Can we talk about this bag for a minute??
Woah, it is SO gorgeous… and such an unexpected color for the office.
You will fit EVERYTHING in here, including your laptop.
And, yes there is a zip top.
(Also pictured above)

Shop more totes here.

 

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how to wear winter white, I show you three outfit options in this post including this look featuring a black classic turtleneck from nordstrom with a great black vegan affordable tote bag by sole society

beautiful, elegant, high rise, winter white pants will make your legs look incredibly long and you will also look luxe and feminine

how to wear winter white, I show you three outfit options in this post including this look featuring a black classic turtleneck from nordstrom with a great black vegan affordable tote bag by sole society

how to wear winter white, I show you three outfit options in this post including this look featuring a black classic turtleneck from nordstrom with a great black vegan affordable tote bag by sole society

beautiful, elegant, high rise, winter white pants will make your legs look incredibly long and you will also look luxe and feminine

black and white oufit idea for winter season by erin busbee of busbeestyle.com, fashion blogger in texas

how to wear white in the winter to the office, 3 outfit ideas for the busy professional woman, this look features wide leg white trousers by milly and a classic black turtleneck with a reversible salvatore ferragamo belt

beautiful, elegant, high rise, winter white pants will make your legs look incredibly long and you will also look luxe and feminine

beautiful, elegant, high rise, winter white pants will make your legs look incredibly long and you will also look luxe and feminineTURTLENECK | WHITE TROUSERS | TOTE | EARRINGS | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES | REVERSIBLE BELT | PUMPS

 

Look #3 | Black and White

 

This is probably the most elegant of the 3 looks.
I think you would wear this look on a special office day.
Maybe you have a presentation?
Or you are meeting someone special after work…
I think this look would also look striking for a dinner party or event.
You could even add a winter white jacket to create a suit… an even dressier look!

 

White Pants

These white pants are so nice, I styled them twice!
I think you will be surprised how versatile they are, and how much you will love them!
Remember to size DOWN on these. I’m wearing size 2, but I will exchange for a 0. 

 

Turtleneck

A black turtleneck is a staple that every woman should have in her closet.
I know some of you don’t like stuff around your neck, but for everyone else, it’s a must. 😉
This one is thin and perfect for layering.
It also comes in petite which would be great for times you want to tuck it in.

I finished off the look with some black accessories: black sunglasses, a tote and pumps.

 

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More Winter White Picks

 

BIG thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores, and probably where I shop the most.
I picked out and purchased all the items above.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 
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Thank you SO much for stopping by!

ERIN BUSBEE, BUSBEESTYLE.COM

 

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  1. So beautiful! I wish I didn’t teach 5 year olds so that I could wear white to work. 🙂 Looks like this inspire me! Well done!

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth!! You inspire ME… teaching 5-year olds!! You must be very patient and sweet… xoxo

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