Style: How To Wear Off-White…


So it turns out you all rather enjoyed my midi skirt post (thank you!) so I thought I would follow it up with a post on cream clothing and the new neutrals that are everywhere at the moment.

Now I appreciate that you may be reading this and eye rolling given the obvious impracticality of light clothes and small children and a few seasons ago I would have eye rolled with you with a grubby-handed, messy toddler in tow. But it’s not as impractical as you might think. I have worn and survived days in off-white denim with Daisy and can happily report that both her and the jeans were still in tact at the end of the day! However, when I don’t fancy playing fashion roulette with Daisy, most of my pale clothing days happen in my part time working life where I can also enjoy weeing alone, drinking hot coffee and holding an adult conversation.

Jumper, H&M (old). Jeans, Marks & Spencer. Boots, New Look (old)

I first started my off-white journey with a pair of oversized culottes from the trusty M&S sale. I always get so many compliments when I wear them – apart from my husband who detests them – so since then I have gradually broadened my collection to a chunky knitted jumper and more recently, the straight leg jeans I picked up last week in M&S again as well as some beige bits to team with them. Adding cream to everything – fashionably speaking – is fast becoming an addiction of mine and a great way to freshen up my wardrobe for the impending new season.

All images from Pinterest.

There are many reasons to try ecru, off-white, beige and cream – for one, it is softer on your complexion than white. While white works wonders on tanned skin in the summer, it can be unforgiving at other times whereas cream has warmer undertones that actually flatter – even after a sleepless night (or several). It also look great with snakeskin, leopard and pretty much every other colour making it an easy shade to introduce into your wardrobe with little fuss. 

Here are my top tips for wearing cream…

  • Steer clear from skinny fit – keep your trousers wide, straight or mom shape and avoid skinnies if you want a more flattering silhouette. Although off-white is warming, a skinny cut will still show of any lumps and bumps you might not want the world to see. 
  • For an expensive take on this look opt for luxe fabrics such as wool blend jumpers and satin midi skirts. 
  • Don’t be afraid of tonal – mix your creams with white, beige and camel for a fresh finish. 
  • Start simple – a pair of ecru jeans is a great way to introduce this trend into your wardrobe. 

I have put together three outfits below to show how you can introduce the hue easily into your everyday style. A simple jumper, pair of jeans or midi skirt is all it takes to start with and from there you’re free to be as brave as you like. 

1. Jeans, New Look 2. Trench, H&M 3. Jumper, & Other Stories 4. Trainers, Mango 5. Bag, Zara
1. Jumper, H&M 2. Midi Skirt, Topshop 3. Blazer, H&M 4. Bag, New Look 5. Trainers, Schuh
1. Breton top, La Redoute 2. Trench, Primark 3. Jeans, Marks & Spencer 4. Sandals, River Island

I hope this post has been both helpful and realistic. As someone who is quite tough on my clothing I like to think I am proof that off-white can be done even with a toddler! 

Happy Shopping


This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.


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