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White jeans in any other season but summer?

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Omgkitties Thu 06-Oct-16 04:13:06

BIL and his girlfriend came to vist so today --technically yesterday--was the rare occasion I changed out of my pyjamas.

We went out for lunch and I was wearing white jeans, BILs girlfriend made a comment about how my outfit was very summery and how odd it is to wear white jeans at this time of year. I ofc asked what she meant and she told me white jeans are only acceptable in the summer.

It's bloody freezing where I live so I was also wearing a jumper and ugg boots so hardly like it was a summer outfit. hmm

I've never, in all my 21 years, heard of a certain colour jean only being acceptable in one season so it's been bugging me since.

Please tell me I'm still okay to wear my white jeans in the colder months, they're my favourite! sad

Donthateprocreate Thu 06-Oct-16 04:16:15

Is this the sort of stuff that keeps you up until 4am? 😂 Don't worry it is for me too

I've never heard of that either. Do you usually get alone? Perhaps she was just being bitchy and trying to get to you. If so wear the jeans with pride whenever she is around.

You wear what you want sweet, if I still had the figure for white jeans I'd be wearing them too. Shorts and crop tops aren't acceptable this time of year, a jumper, uggs and white jeans are perfectly fine!

Omgkitties Thu 06-Oct-16 04:19:22

Haha no, I can't sleep and I just started thinking about it again.

She's 18 and I don't think she has ever liked me so god knows what she was trying to do.

Brilliant. Was really hoping I don't have to put them away again until summer!

Willywolly Thu 06-Oct-16 04:32:32

Is this the same girl with the noisy anklet? If so I'd be telling her she can't judge my jeans when she's wearing hooker jewellery from the 80s grin in a jokey way though as not to be rude not really, you can be rude

NotMoreFootball Thu 06-Oct-16 04:37:10

I live in the Southern United States and the rule here seems to be that white is only acceptable from Memorial Day until Labor Day (end of May to beginning of Sept) but the temperature is still 90 degrees so there's no way I'm switching to darker denim yet!

Omgkitties Thu 06-Oct-16 05:35:56

Willy yep, same girl haha.

Notmorefootball No white at all? Couldn't do that haha.

I've actually heard of this, but it's one of those old school rules like 'you can't wear navy blue and black' that I think is ridiculous!

Also, even if she did think you didn't look 'appropriate for the season' or whatever, what a cow to come out and say so. She sounds a right bitch.

Fozzleyplum Thu 06-Oct-16 06:28:06

She needs to read Ines de la Fressange's style book; she advocates wearing white jeans with a jumper in Winter. She also puts black with ( french) navy.

Louisajohnson224 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:50:08

No way ..you can make white jeans fit in any season.
I normally wear mine with a wine coloured jumper and ankle boots.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 06-Oct-16 07:55:40

I personally wouldn't wear white jeans in winter. But I have no idea why, I have no problem with other people doing so, and I certainly wouldn't ever criticise someone else's outfit, ever.

Liiinoo Thu 06-Oct-16 08:57:21

Lol at this! I had a similar convo with my DD (21) the other day. She gasped in horror when I wore very pale denim jeans with Uggs saying 'Mum they are summer jeans'. They looked nice IMO and nobody pointed and laughed when I went out.

I think it comes from going to an all girls school where the queen bee girls made all sorts of ridiculous rules about appearance to keep the 'lesser' girls in their place. A few years in the real world will sort her out.

plumstone Thu 06-Oct-16 09:32:23

Years ago I heard this: White jeans in the summer, black in the winter, blue spring and summer - and worryingly for me adhered to it!! However this year the rebel has appeared and I have been all over black jeans in the summer - navy and black and will be rocking the white jean as and when I can - Louisa - loving the white and wine with ankle boots, Also like PP said check out Ines de la Fressange's book - it has been a revelation to my wardrobe!!!

Smrendell Thu 06-Oct-16 09:34:19

Probably shouldn't admit but I wouldn't wear white jeans in the winter and most likely would judge someone for doing so. confused Only because I feel so cold looking at them. I wouldn't say anything though, especially if I had form for getting upset when people made small comments about me like your SIL does if I remember the anklet thread correct.

burnishedsilver Thu 06-Oct-16 09:58:33

I wouldn't wear white jeans in Winter either. I think they look Summery.

Doobigetta Thu 06-Oct-16 10:07:44

It's not ok for an 18 year old to tell a grown-up her clothes are unacceptable, I know that.

Sofres Thu 06-Oct-16 10:15:53

There are no rules on clothes, obviously you'd get a funny look from me if you have shorts on in the winter or a woolly jumper in the summer, but white jeans are fine.

Wear what makes me you happy.

Sofres Thu 06-Oct-16 10:20:06

www.glamour.com/story/how-to-make-white-jeans-flatte

www.glamour.com/story/winter-white-denim-outfit-ideas

Tell all those beautiful ladies their jeans aren't acceptable in the colder months.

Lucked Thu 06-Oct-16 14:26:52

I like the white jeans winter look but it is only really doable if it is reactively dry as you will get dirty splash marks if you want walk around on a wet autumnal day in white. Therefore I have taken my white jeans to Paris in winter but don't wear them at home in Glasgow.

burnishedsilver Thu 06-Oct-16 14:34:41

Even on those beautiful, well groomed, elegant women, I think the jeans look odd with winter clothes. While they are carrying off the look better than most, each outfit would, imo, look better if the jeans were blue, black or grey.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Thu 06-Oct-16 15:32:46

I wouldn't wear white jeans after summer either but I have no idea why? Maybe because I worry I'm going to get caught in a puddle and splash myself!

I've got some lovely white jeans I'm going to make a point of wearing them tomorrow I think.

AstrantiaMallow Thu 06-Oct-16 15:34:44

I'd wear white jeans in any season but not any weather. Wet weather usually means mud or dirt marks as soon as you leave the house. So I usually don't wear my white jeans but the grey ones. Practical reason.

WarholsLittleQueen Thu 06-Oct-16 15:37:06

I wear mine in the autumn / winter with tan Chelsea boots / tan converse and loose cosy grey jumper

Your SIL is chatting bob.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 06-Oct-16 16:09:36

The thing about those links to Glamour, a lot of the slebs and models in the white jeans look like they live in places that are warm all year round

Cinnabunbun Thu 06-Oct-16 16:16:06

I think they always look a bit TOWIE tbh but would say they could work in any kind of puddle free weather

Ilovewillow Thu 06-Oct-16 16:22:48

I've seen them in Autumn/winter clothes catalogue so presumably not an issue at all! Sounds like a good outfit to me and she sounds very rude!

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