Rules are meant to be broken. Wear white during the winter. And wear it well. 

For the Refined Lady:

Guess Durado Carryall ($42, macys.com)

Your fall and winter go-to back is more than likely black or brown. We get it. But, you shouldn't be afraid to switch it up. 

For the Sophisticated:

Topshop Modern Tailoring Tux Trouser ($100, topshop.com)

White pants can be surprisingly wearable for all sizes... when they're a trouser cut. Invest in these pants. Make sure the lining is heavy (covering all traces of imperfections). 

For the Head Turner:

Miss Selfridge Boned Shoulder Body Con Dress ($70, missselfridge.com)

Move over little black dress, right now it's all about the LWD (Little White Dress). Put your curves on display in a body con number this New Year's Eve. The embellished shoulder means no need to worry about excessive accessories. Remember, keep it simple on the bottom. 

For the Classic Woman:

Emporio Armani Double Breasted Jacket ($89, yoox.com)

Throw it over a black pencil skirt or go casual with rich, dark denim. 

For the Risk Taker: 

Aldo Essi Pumps ($35, aldoshoes.com)

White shoes: you either love 'em or hate 'em. But, a classic leather, pointy toe pump keeps white this staple from looking too young or cheesy.

-Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without blowing their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily style inspiration.