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A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

For the longest time I’ve wanted to buy a winter white coat. I think they are so elegent and crisp … a welcome change from your typical black peacoat. They add a pop of brightness to your look, without introducing a new color. It’s fresh and clean, and just so chic. But every time I’m about to pull the trigger, I hesitate. It’ll probably get ruined. Remember how dirty your white North Face got in college? Think about how filthy the New York City subways are. 

Well this time, I’m not listening. This coat was too cute to pass up (and 50% off, so if I ruin it, at least I didn’t break the bank!).

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

Why do we love a light dusting of snow in the winter (light dusting, not blizzard)? Because it layers the otherwise gloomy, brown Earth with a vibrant layer of white. I think that’s the same reason I’ve been drawn to winter white in my wardrobe this season. So much of our attire this time of year is layers of grey and black. White breathes life back into your look, and reminds us of the more magical parts of winter.

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

Coat: LOFT (sold out! similar here) // Sweater: The Limited (similar) // Jeans: Rag & Bone // Booties: MaxMara // Clutch: GiGi New York // Scarf: old (the real thing, and the not so real) // Earrings: Wantable

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

When styling my winter white, I chose to pair it with camel hues and touches of black. I thought it offered a warm contrast to the coat, without overpowering it. Or you could throw rules out the window and try wearing it with pinks, blues, and other pastels for a more playful winter ensemble. White is the original neutral, so whatever you choose will be complimented nicely by the coat.

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

On a side note – how cute does my hair look tucked into my coat/scarf? Makes me ALMOST miss my short hair days. Maybe it’s time for a chop? Yea……but probably not. I had my hair nestled under my layers to keep from COMPLETELY ruining my locks in the snow, but apparently (according to WhoWhatWear) all the cool kids are doing it.

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

A New York Love Affair :: Winter White

Unfortunately the snow only lasted a few hours in Manhattan, and didn’t have any sticking power … but at least this coat’s not goin’ anywhere.

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