How to wear white jeans in winter!
Back in the Polyvore days, I planned this capsule wardrobe, but recently referred to it in a sewing video. What DO you wear with white jeans in winter? And yes, I wear my white jeans year-round and I live in a cold climate. I don’t wear them on snowy slushy days, but cold, clear, dry ones, sure!
Here’s what I choose to wear with white jeans in winter. A classic sweater – camel wool, stripes, gray – these are all great options. But I love to add leopard print and shiny/glittery in the winter (especially if you’re attending holiday festivities.)
But the key thing is never wear white jeans when there’s snow on the road or sidewalks. You’ll just end up a mess! Oxy clean helps if you get in a jam with road spatters on your jeans.
Sewing patterns for white (or any color) jeans: I like the HotPatterns Boyfriend or Jeans Jeanuis trouser jean wide leg, but you can also go with the Lander Pants from True Bias, or even a knit jean from a stretch flare leg pant pattern, like I did at this blog post. I even copied my Levi’s pockets on the back!
If you look at my Pinterest boards below, you can see that I’ve included a lot of classic looks – with black and white, with stripes, camel and red.
Try an asymmetrical jacket from Marcy Tilton or the Sewing Workshop. I used fabric scraps for a blue toned Tremont jacket which honestly is one of my favorite things to wear with white jeans. I also hand dyed a Wiksten Unfolding jacket (no longer available, but try the Ginger Jacket from Sew News) is very similar and even includes instructions for quilting.
Other patterns that are great winter outfits to wear with white jeans include the Naughty Bobbins La Megeve top – this top has a deep wide stand neck, with vents and fun pockets set into the seams. I made L but should have gone with a M. Perfect in fluffy fleeces but also sweater knits (consider lining the neck with a knit interfacing), ponte knit and definitely sweatshirting or French terry.
Wearing white jeans in winter is not just for warm climates! Try pulling yours out and pairing it with cozy cream, gray or camel, or bright colors like teal, red, cobalt.