Winter White Denim

We’ve all heard it: wearing white is a no-no between Labor Day and Memorial Day.  We’ve all heard it…and many of us adhere to this ludicrous unwritten law of fashion etiquette.  This is nine months we are talking about.  That’s right – NINE months that we are forbidden to wear white jeans?  I mean, a good white jean goes with just about any top and any shoe!

If you just can’t get over it and refuse to wear your favorite white jeans for most of the year, here’s a loophole for you…off-white denim.  Also Google-able as Chalk, Ecru, Bone, Beige, Cream, and Wheat (not to be confused with Cream of Wheat). Let’s explore the many options of 0ff-white denim that are available and socially acceptable for you to wear for those other nine months.  It’s a fine line between white and khaki – but here we will explore some not-white options.

The fact that this pair from Lafayette 148 are waxed gives them even more street cred as a winter jean – the added coating-like texture makes them feel more winter-y somehow.

These Veronica Beard Cardiff Cropped Denim Cargo Pants go the extra mile and allow you to combine crops, joggers, and off-white denim all year round.

A corduroy pant also lends an air of added thickness appropriate for the winter months, like these Pilcro Corduroy High-Rise Skinny Jeans.  The navy and off white look is so classic.

For a more streamlined, dressed-up look, the Vince Camuto Skinny Side Zip Pant fits the bill nicely.


I’m hoping these bad boys don’t waver over into khaki territory.  The raw hem and the high rise on The Charlie from Joe’s Jeans are perfect with all of your winter black woolens.  The added pigment in these bad boys will assure no see-through nonsense either.


images via gap, anthropologie, macys, lafayette 

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