Yes, You Can Wear White Pants in Winter. Here Are 8 Pairs That Prove It.
It's a lot easier than you think
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Contrary to popular belief, white pants need not be limited to a particular season. While some might argue that wearing them should be relegated to the warmer months, those people are wrong and sorely missing out on all that white pants can offer, even in the winter. Yes, they seemingly go against everything that cold-weather dressing promotes (i.e. heavy, moody tones) but that’s what makes them so alluring.
Besides, it’s not like we’re imploring you to don your breeziest pair of linen beach pants as you step out into the frigid temperatures. Instead there exists a wealth of durable and warm white pants, from jeans to corduroys, that’ll lend your winter outfits an entirely different vibe. And when we say white pants, we don’t strictly mean pairs that are blindingly white, but other similar shades, whether that be ecru, off-white or cream.
And the nice thing about white is, of course, that it goes with everything. All those sweaters, turtlenecks, coats and flannels you have in your closet will pair seamlessly with them, just as easily as your usual jeans or bottoms. Even better, the change in color will bring an immediate freshness to your outfits, allowing you to view your wardrobe in an entirely new light that feels exciting rather than tired.
Below are eight pairs of white pants, including everything from pleated chinos to carpenter style denim, for incorporating into your winter wardrobe. So go ahead and stand out in your pristine winter whites.
501 Original Fit Jeans
You can never have too many pairs of jeans, especially when they’re as classic as the Levi’s 501. With that being said, it couldn’t hurt to pick up this pair of the iconic jeans in this slightly off-white color. Take some styling cues from the model and pair it with easy basics like a navy sweater, sherpa jacket and Wallabees.
Todd Snyder Carpenter Pant
Todd Snyder takes the silhouette of the carpenter pant and slims it down, so you still get workwear details like the hammer loop. Crafted from Japanese cotton-denim, the more you wash and wear them, the better they’ll get over time.
Alex Mill Standard Pleated Pant
Fully embrace the pleated pant with this pair from Alex Mill, available in “Oat Milk.” You might not gravitate towards a chino for winter, but Alex Mill’s version has the sturdy quality of dry military chino, while still managing to feel broken-in. Plus, the cropped length and cuffed ankle will allow you to show off all those handsome winter boots in all their glory.
Reiss Flo Garment Dyed Chunky Corduroy Trousers
Reiss’ Ecru corduroy trousers have a slightly slouchy silhouette that lends them a casual air, yet are saved from being too casual thanks to the chunky corduroy. We’d style them with an equally chunky fisherman sweater, maybe even in a similar color, for a cool monochromatic look.
Gap Slim Jeans with GapFlex
For those who like their jeans on the slimmer side, this pair from Gap are the perfect in-between of straight and skinny, with a streamlined silhouette that broadens their styling capabilities. The GapFlex technology means the pants will be comfortable thanks to just the right amount of stretch.
orSlow French Work Pant
Do as the French would do and wear these très chic Work Pants from orSlow. Cut from a sturdy cotton herringbone and featuring a relaxed fit and elastic waistband, they’re as easy to wear as your favorite pair of sweats.
Dickies UO Exclusive Cutoff 874 Work Pant
It’ll be a challenge keeping these Dickies pristine, but we believe you can handle the task. It might just be wise to avoid any pasta or red wine while wearing them.
Les Tien Off-White Classic Lounge Pants
Give those gray sweats a break and lounge in something a little more sophisticated like this off-white pair from Les Tiens. You’ll still be ultra-comfy and cozy, but you’ll feel all the more elegant. And why shouldn’t you, even if you are just relaxing on the couch.
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