wearing winter white

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As I walked out the door this morning,  some hypothetical fashion police whispered, “You can’t wear white after Labor Day. You know that’s a fashion rule, don’t you?”
To that naysayer in my mind, I retorted, “Who says?” I want to have fun with fashion and for far too long, wearing white in the winter has been this underwritten rule that just screams to be broken, even though I know they weren’t meaning white jackets.
When white is done right, it’s a fun addition to a winter wardrobe. Now don’t hear me wrong…I won’t be grabbing my white linen pants during the winter, but a white jacket, sweater or even white wool pants? Absolutely.
Slowly but surely, I am cleaning out my closet, and it’s amazing how that one simple act answers the “What should I wear?” dilemma.
I found this white yard sale turtleneck stuck at the bottom of a shelf, and decided to go for the sporty look.
frugal fashionsI layered my $3 yard sale winter white jacket on top of the pure white turtleneck, $1 yard sale jeans, and accented it with a $1.00 yard sale necklace, big $2 silver hoop earrings from Target and this amazing statement piece bracelet.
The whole look was very Eddie Bauer -ish before I added the jewelry, so I thought I would dress outside my comfort zone and dare to be different with a bold bracelet. It added a fun twist to an otherwise very sporty, traditional look.
statement piece jewelry

Total Cost of the Frugal Fashionista outfit?

Jacket – $3 (hit the jack pot Fashion Haul yard sale)
Turtleneck – $1
Jeans – $1 (yard sale)
Necklace and earrings – $3
Bracelet – Here is the irony. This bracelet costs as much as the entire outfit, but investing in a few great accessories is always worth it. $10.
Total cost without the bracelet – $8
With the bracelet – $18