Winter Whites | Textured Roll-Neck Sweater and White Skinnies

Winter whites (skinny jeans and roll neck sweater) - over 40 fashion
After buying this fabulous roll-neck textured sweater in the Asos sale and absolutely falling in love with it, I decided to don winter whites and wear it with the white skinnies that I put into storage for some silly reason last winter. I actually think the sweater (which is not only reduced from £150 to £45 but also incredibly soft) looks better with white than it would have done with black – and I went the whole nine yards with taupe/nude accessories. The La Redoute ankle boots (last worn here) are the perfect colour for an all-white ensemble, especially white skinnies. I can see these boots being my footwear of choice for these jeans over the colder months… watch this space!

I also wore my new Wolf & Moon earrings from Project J that were kindly gifted to me – the style is unlike anything else I own but they are so ‘me’… I love them! They’re very chunky but the clever design (with all the different textures: wood, glitter and glass) makes them quite delicate-looking. They sound heavy but they’re actually as light as a feather. You can see the rest of the Project J range here – if you like statement jewellery you’ll find lots of pieces you’ll love.

Are you cosying up in your knitwear yet – or are you sporting winter whites like me? Maybe you’ve found a better bargain than my £150-down-to-£45 sweater… Do share in the comments 🙂

Winter whites (skinny jeans and roll neck sweater) - over 40 fashion
Winter whites (skinny jeans and roll neck sweater) - over 40 fashion
Winter whites (skinny jeans and textured sweater) - over 40 fashion
Roll neck sweater and Wolf and Moon earrings - over 40 fashion
Roll neck sweater and Wolf and Moon earrings - over 40 fashion
Catherine x
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Sweater: Asos (currently reduced to £45!), Jeans: Asos, Boots: c/o La Redoute, Earrings: Wolf & Moon c/o Project J, Bag: Karen Millen (old), Sunglasses: Unknown (similar), Watch: Asos, Bracelets: New Look / Asos

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64 Comments

  1. November 3, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Love that all white trend Catherine. Even better with camel acc. How did you do your hair? Love it! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks so much Sabina! It was (unfortunately) one of those "aaargh quick I need to put my hair up" jobs… I took the front section up into a sort of quiff and clipped it on top, then (and this is the complicated bit to explain), I got hold of all the hair as if to put it up into a high ponytail. I flipped my head forward, then put one of those big barrette clips across my flipped-forward hair, so that when I flipped my head back again the clip was underneath the "ponytail" – that's why it's all pouffy at the back.

      I hope that makes sense…?!! x

  2. November 3, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    I love a thick cozy sweater like this one, Catherine! xox

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      I know you do, Patti – I can see you wearing this one and looking fabulous!

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      I don't know why I haven't done it (in the winter) before, Monica! Thank you xx

  3. November 3, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I love the winter white sweater with the winter white skinnies. I would never have put these two together in winter. Great idea. I am confident to wear white now this season, accessorized with tan. You have a new follower! 🙂

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you Jenny – and welcome to NDaL! I love the fact that you're named White, and I've got you to love the colour white even more :))

  4. November 3, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    My best bargain I think are my £75 to £15 suede boots, or £90 to £40 wool coat! All white looks great on you, I think it's the red hair and glowy skin that sets it off!
    lily x
    http://www.jolihouse.com

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:50 pm

      Dontcha just LOVE a bargain like that, Lily?!! And thank you hun, so much – hope you're well x

  5. November 3, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Love this neutral and crisp look. There's something about wearing lighter colors in colder weather that I just love. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Brooke
    convenientstyle.blogspot.com

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:51 pm

      You're welcome Brooke – and thank you for your lovely compliments! Here's to winter whites 🙂

    • November 3, 2014 / 9:52 pm

      I may just have a full-on winter white and camel outfit post coming up in a week, Donna… well actually I have. For definite! It may just need a little vote from yourself so watch this space! Thank you for your comments xx

  6. November 3, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I have loved Winter White since waaaaay back in 2003 when I owned the perfect Winter White trousers. I alternated wearing them with a Pearl and seed bead covered WW shell or a long lace WW jacket. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories of outfits past. :o)

    JJ
    http://www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

    • November 4, 2014 / 1:33 pm

      Aww you're welcome, JJ! ;)) I love the term "The Perfect…" anything 🙂

  7. November 3, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    Beautiful look Catherine! I love the neutral colour scheme and especially with the autumnal feel of the background in your photos 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • November 4, 2014 / 1:33 pm

      The background (luckily) was perfect, Daniella!! Thank you so much my lovely x

  8. November 4, 2014 / 3:08 am

    You look stunning in this look! I would have bought the jumper but they haven't got my size, what a shame because it's a great find!! xx

    ingridhughes.com

    • November 4, 2014 / 1:34 pm

      Oh that is a shame, Ingrid! At that price I'm not surprise it's sold out quickly. Thank you hun x

  9. November 4, 2014 / 10:51 am

    Thats a lovely jumper. It looks very cosy and warm.

    X x

  10. November 4, 2014 / 11:28 am

    Catherine, this is one of my favourite looks! Casual yet classy and sophisticated. It is all about the accessories and your earrings are beautiful! I have to check out their collection now…

    xo
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • November 4, 2014 / 1:36 pm

      There's something about winter whites that does scream "sophistication" isn't there, Annette? The irony is I'm so NOT sophisticated… it's all a front, haha!!! Thanks so much x

  11. November 4, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I love that sweater. Especially the two different textures from body to arms. Great look:)

    • November 4, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      Doesn't it make it so much more interesting with the two textures, Susan? Thank you my lovely x

  12. November 4, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    I love the look with cream. I have a new cream sweater and will try it with white jeans.

    • November 4, 2014 / 5:30 pm

      I think cream and white is very chic Josephine so yes – you should definitely try it! x

  13. November 4, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Your winter whites are looking lovely. I was going to ask about your hair too, but saw your explanation in the comments above. I think that's my favourite bit of this outfit – the contrast between your hair (which is fab) and the brightness of the whites!

    • November 4, 2014 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you Amy! I always forget that my hair adds another colour to my outfit, and yes I agree about the contrast working 🙂

    • November 7, 2014 / 4:31 pm

      Aww Cherie thank you… seems that everyone loves my red hair with the winter whites!

  14. November 6, 2014 / 4:51 am

    You're looking absolutely stunning, dearest Catherine…it must be that awesome sweater deal that's put the roses in your cheeks!! 😉 This "winter whites" combination couldn't be more fresh and chic, and your tawny accents – those fab booties and chain-embellished bag – are utter perfection!! Plus…the Wolf & Moon earrings?! LOVE 'em!! XOXO

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

    • November 7, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      Hehe I must admit I'm pretty smug about my sweater bargain, Monika…!! Thank you, you're too kind as always xx

  15. November 6, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Love the winter white look! This is absolutely adorable. So classic and put together!

    • November 7, 2014 / 5:13 pm

      Emma I'm so glad you love the earrings too! Thanks so much x

    • November 12, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      Actually I could see you wearing this outfit, Kristin (and looking AMAZING in it)!! Thank you x

  16. November 10, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Lovely look dear Catherine!! White and winter is a perfect combo. Thank you for join to Share in Style!!

    • November 12, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      I think the differnt textures really make the sweater, don't they Ivana…?! Thanks so much my lovely! x

  17. November 11, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    If I wore white jeans I would look like a snow man, and here you are looking soooooooooooo chic.
    Tons of love and admiration, dear Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • November 12, 2014 / 8:21 pm

      Hehe awww Sacramento you wouldn't… but you look gorgeous in all your fabulous skirts and dresses I think (I know)!!! Thank you thank you x

  18. October 7, 2015 / 9:18 am

    Such a beautiful earrings. I am in love with them. On the top of that, The sunglasses are perfect and they really suit her face shape. Wonderful and stylish.lady.

  19. November 4, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Awesome sweater I wanted to buy almost the same, but they didn't have so big size 🙂 wish you all best

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