How to Style White Jeans in Winter

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

The concept of white pants and jeans only between Memorial Day and Labor Day is dated.  White is a color that can now be worn year-round.  The goal is to make white looks appropriate to the season.  I love wearing white jeans all seasons of the year, the key is to style white jeans in winter with seasonally appropriate pieces to make the white jeans look purposeful.  Today I am styling white jeans from Chico's that are stain resistant.  Yes, you read that correctly, these jeans repel stains!

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

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Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

Jeans: No Stain White Girlfriend Jeans c/o Chico's (2 Petite) | Turtleneck: Coolmax Turtleneck c/o Chico's (2 Regular) | Earrings: Cober Hoops c/o Jenny Bird (coming soon; other hoops from the brand) | Boots: Clarks (on sale!) | Belt: Etsy | Belt Buckle: Etsy (similar) | Bag: ALLSAINTS | Lipstick: RMS ‘Rebound'

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

I recently had the opportunity to try Chico's stain resistant and wrinkle-resistant white shirt; I shared the results on Instagram and Facebook.  I was truly shocked by how well it worked.  Coffee, wine, even salad dressing beads up and can either be wiped away or flushed out completely with water.  When I saw they also had stain-resistant white jeans I HAD to try them as well and asked if I could have a pair to review.  

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

These jeans are a little thinner than I like.  While they are completely opaque, they do show any lumps and bumps.  I recommend going up a half size to help with that; the fabric will work as it's stretchy but doesn't stretch out.  In fact, these photos were taken four hours after wearing these jeans, sitting, walking, squatting, and doing a lot of activity.  Pretty impressive how they kept their shape.  And they DO repel stains as I spilled a bit of coffee on my leg and dropped a tomato from my salad both before this shoot!

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

Black is my favorite tool to style white jeans in winter.  With black, white looks bold and crisp and not at all summery.  A black belt with a large buckle emphasizes that these jeans are for now, not after Memorial Day.  A black shoe grounds the look; choosing a boot also makes it feel more seasonally appropriate and looks modern with the ankle length. I specifically chose a larger blag of black leather to also ground this look and make the white jeans look wintry.  This turtleneck you've seen before in this blog post and this blog post; it has gotten a lot of wear this winter and has held up great through washings.  It's also on sale!

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South totez

Another way to style white jeans in winter is to style them with lush neutrals.  Tan, taupe, gray, bronze… choosing luxe fabrics with texture like silk, cashmere, angora, leather, and suede will also ground the white jeans and make them look seasonally appropriate. I wrote about this very topic in this post about styling white jeans in winter.

Black Coolmax turtleneck and white stain resistant jeans from Chico's styled on Wardrobe Oxygen with black Clarks ankle boots and the ALLSAINTS North/South tote

These jeans have a slimming panel but it ends mid-belly and I didn't find it did much other than make the pockets less deep and offer a layer of opacity where you want it most. But if you take these as what they are – white jeans that won't look a wreck by the end of a barbecue, they are a great wardrobe addition!

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6 Comments

  1. Sarah K
    March 14, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Tell me more about the boots, please. How do they fit? Are they all day comfy?

    • March 14, 2019 / 9:06 am

      These boots have been a great purchase! While there is a heel and it’s not a wide one, I still find these quite comfortable for day when you aren’t walking five miles or standing on concrete for ten hours. They’re some of the most worn shoes in my closet!

  2. Chris
    March 13, 2019 / 11:58 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that the Chico’s white jeans are stain resistant. Anything white that I wear has a genetic affinity for red pasta sauce and chocolate.

  3. Nicole Kowalski
    March 11, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    One of my fave combos is black sweater with white jeans in winter. Frankly, I’ve never had a prob with white jeans–that’s what OxyClean or bleach is for! LOL.

    Cute styling, but looks like they are more of a mid rise? I’m all about the high rise these days.

    • March 13, 2019 / 6:58 pm

      Yep they’re a “girlfriend” jeans so the rise is mid. I too like high rise but in white I’m not liking it as much on me… and I hear you on white jeans, I’m a lifelong klutz and have plenty of stain sticks, bleach, Bac-Out, and oxygen bleach on hand at all times!

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