36 In Fashion

Wearing White Denim in the Winter – White with Neutrals


Good Morning friends,

I hope you had a great weekend!

First, I want to say, thank you for offering suggestions for topics you are interested in hearing on the blog. I have made note and plan on posting some of those suggestions in the  coming months.  We went and saw Phantom of the Opera in Charlotte last night, and it was SO Good!! I love the music in Phantom, and the baritone voice of the man who played ” Phantom” is something i could listen to all of the time. I love it! The seats were wonderful, I knew the music well and it will be a memory I cherish. I won’t go into what some wore to the theatre, only to say Sports jerseys and plaid shorts are probably not the best bet! I think it is still an evening out where people dress up to see the theatre. Now.. on to the matter at hand.. wearing white jeans in the winter….

Today, I thought i would talk about wearing white in the winter. I am not a believer in “fashion rules”, those rules that say, what someone over 40 should and should not wear. Wear what you love and what makes you confident and happy! It is surprising to me that not wearing white after Labor Day was a fashion no-no at some point, as taking out the white jeans reminds me of the fluffy, wintery white snow we had this season.

I’ll be talking tomorrow about wearing color in the Winter, but today, i decided to pair my Ann Taylor white jeans with some neutral shades, patterns and textures. How do you dress in all neutrals without making it look blah? Well, i like to take textures or patterns from accessories; ie a textured or patterned handbag or scarf, adding it to the look.  I received this “blogger favorite” scarf from Nordstrom as a gift from my mother in law at Christmas. The leopard pattern will always work with any color i wear, it is a neutral.

This is one of those outfits that is a great ‘uniform’ if you love moto jackets. I will do a post on moto jackets, but in the meantime, a beautiful leather or suede jacket, great fitting jeans and booties are a relatively easy look to recreate and look put together.

I always loved the look of soft neutrals with white. This rust suede moto jacket was bought during the Nsale this year and I think it is my favorite of my collection. The rich spicy shade and sleek look without a lot of hardwear, makes it easy to wear with many looks. I pared it with an off white A.T. peplum sweater I have had for years, some vintage earrings I bought on our trip to Charleston a few years back, and added suede olive Franco Sarto booties. I wanted to add another rich color that was neutral with my booties, and olive green adds some warm tone.

How do you style your white jeans for winter?

nordstrom-Spice suede moto jacket. ( mine is out of stock, very similair)

Peplum off white sweater- old, Ann taylor ( similar)

white jeans-Ann Taylor ( sim)

Franco Sarto olive booties ( similiar)

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

Nordstrom-leopard scarf

Have a great day!

Jess xo


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  • Reply
    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 4, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    White jeans in Winter look fabulous and you wear them so well! Thanks so much for joining in with #FabulousFriday x

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much! I really enjoy wearing them and styling them in the winter. 🙂 xx

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    Claire justine
    February 4, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    White denim looks perfect with your jacket Jess, lovely colours together. Great look.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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    February 2, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    The colour of your moto jacket is gorgeous Jess! It looks great with the white jeans and leopard print scarf! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 4, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you Emma! This is my favorite moto out of my collection, as I loved the color. xx

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    January 31, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I recently purchased my first pair of white jeans and I’ve been looking for a chance to wear them. I really love your earrings–they are so unique!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Mary! Give them a try. The earrings are a favorite from my visit to Charleston. x

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    Amy Christensen
    January 31, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Love this look on you, Jess. The suede moto is so pretty and I love the prints on your scarf and purse. You have just enough going on to make the outfit stand out. I may have to use this for inspiration, sweetie. Thanks for posting! – Amy

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 30, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I love this look! I really love neutral colors and I love how they look with white jeans! It looks wonderful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Laura! this was a fun look to style and i am a fan of white denim. xx

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    January 30, 2018 at 3:59 am

    This is gorgeous look with the tan, Jess. I tried white in winter last year. There’s something about our light over here that sort of “cheapens” white around now. But I’ll probably give it another go soon. Hugs, x.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Oh yes, Mary do give it a try! i actually really enjoy wearing white jeans in the winter with either brighter colors or neutrals such an browns and greys. Thank you for your lovely comment! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Great look, Jess! Love the column of white topped with that fab tobacco suede jacket. Thanks for linking up, xo


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 30, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Thank you Patti! This jacket is my favorite out of my collection, i just loved the color! It took me awhile to get it as i had to have patience during the Nsale as it would always sell out!xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I love this outfit. I always think I am going to buy a pair of white jeans but never get it done.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Victoria! White jeans are very versatile, unless its slushy outside, I say go for it! x

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    Libby @ Beauty Without Within
    January 29, 2018 at 11:56 am

    This is such a great look and those earrings pull it all together.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Thank you Libby! I love my accessories 🙂 Have a great day! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 11:19 am


    You think like I do!
    I wear white jeans all year round !
    I love the look Jess! Super!


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you Robin! I do love the look of white jeans especially with warm neutrals. I appreicate you stopping by! I am waiting to buy a pair of Wit and wisdom white jeans from Nordies for spring. They are the softest jeans I own! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Jess, this is one of my favorite looks! I wear white and cream denim all year long and it makes getting dressed easier! Have a great day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Thanks so much Suzanne, I loved how this came together and I am trying to wear jeans a bit more. Enjoy your day too! xx

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    Mónica Sors
    January 29, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Always on point!! I love everything!
    Mónica Sors

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    Tatiana Moskatova
    January 29, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I think you created a great winter look, Jess! I have never understood this rule about white… You look gorgeous! I love your earrings!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Tatiana! I loved this rich spicy colored jacket and I think i enjoy seeing looks with white jeans in the winter. Thanks for popping by! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 9:52 am

    This outfit is right up my alley…I love everything about it, Jess!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Thank you Jodie! I really think I like white jeans in the winter even more! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Oh yes, I love white in Winter. Especially when it’s paired with such pretty neutrals. I love your jacket and scarf Jess, such perfect colors on you!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Kellyann! This jacket is my favorite out of my moto collection. I was lucky to get it during the Nsale, as it kept selling out! xx

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    Suzy Turner
    January 29, 2018 at 5:54 am

    I think white jeans in winter are just gorgeous! They always seem to look fabulous with boots. You look stunning and I’m totally in love with your earrings. They’re beautiful!
    Suzy xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Thanks so much Suzy! I love them too with warm tones in the winter. Glad you like the earrings, they were vintage at a store in Charleston. One of my favorite pairs! xx

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    January 29, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Such lovely pieces.
    It reminds me of spring.
    You look so chic!

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
    New Vlog Entry!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Jane, so glad you like the look. I love seeing different outfits with white denim. xx

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