After 5 days in Winter Wonderland, I am back in Vienna for a couple of hours today. Just enough to unpack my suitcase, do a few loads of laundry and repack. For the past few years (I want to say at least 5) we haven’t seen the slightest bit of snow for Christmas. That may not be uncommon if you live in a bigger city, Southern California or Spain, but in my case “home” is the Austrian Alps. You’d think that snow is the least of your problems…
That’s why, more than ever, I wished for White Christmas this year. And as you have probably figured out by now, my wish came true. Amongst others.
Snow covered fields, frosted trees and light blue skies were the perfect backdrop for the holidays at home this year. Inspired by the surroundings, I decided to wear Winter Whites instead of the typical black ensemble on the 24th.
Don't try to match shades; enjoy the subtleties. Select rich fabrics with texture and plush. No white tights! - InStyle
How to wear winter whites?
Easy! Don’t go for the whitest white in your closet. Light gray, a beautiful beige and metallic details are the easiest way to dress the part without competing with the crisp white snow. Because we all know that’s a race we are not going to win – especially when mulled wine is involved.
Other than working with a light color palette, I try to stick to materials that are appropriate for the season. Cozy sweaters, knitted dresses and shearling-lined boots are the key players in today’s look, dressed up with two timeless accessories: the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra (always on my wrist) and the Chanel classic flap bag which was under the Christmas tree this year. To me, from me.