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Jewelry: The White Album

This winter, wearing white is fresh and fashionable, right down to one’s shoes. A head-to-toe hue is best enlivened with a variety of textures. White and colorless jewelry are the perfect finishing touch.

Calling white the “season’s new hue,” the November 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar highlights a textured chunky white chain with crystal pendant from Donna Karan New York, a crystal-ball ring on a pale silver band from Bottega Veneta, and a chunky colorless cuff from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.

In the February 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, white continues to be the color of the moment for accessories in a collage featuring white earrings by Jen Kao; a necklace of white and off-white links with pendant from Dominique Denaive; a silver Georg Jensen bangle; a silver Ippolita ring; a chunky white necklace from Pono by Joan Goodman; and stud earrings from Tacori.

The February 2013 issue of Glamour notes that “It may be winter, but designers’ warm-weather stuff is already in stores. Start planning your next six months’ outfits here!” The commentary continues: “One option now: keeping your color palette simple, simple, simple. Remember, sometimes a noncolor like white makes the strongest statement, especially in new shapes and fabrics.” A white jumpsuit from L’Agence is pictured with a white link bracelet from J.W. Anderson plus a white bag from Rebecca Minkoff. The look to the right pictures a Jill Stuart sweater worn over a dress from Michael Michael Kors pictured with a short colorless necklace and heels from Bottega Veneta and a wide ring from Campbell. The bag is from Laura Vela.

The February 2013 issue of Marie Claire pictures a vintage-inspired white high neck, long sleeve dress from Louis Vuitton with a wide white cuff from Hermès. The sunglasses are from Karen Walker and the shoes are by Gucci.

The November 2012 issue of Lucky notes that “White Goes With Everything” and spotlights a collection of white wristwatches: a rubber strap watch from Bulova; a silicone strap watch from TechnoMarine; a rubber strap watch from Victorinox Swiss Army; a stainless steel and ceramic watch from Citizen Eco-Drive; a Gucci steel and ceramic wristwatch; a white leather strap watch from Tissot; a diamond-accented steel and ceramic watch from TAG Heuer Formula 1; a Bulgari pavé diamond embellished watch; a white leather strap watch from Raymond Weil; a silicone strap watch from Movado Bold; and a silicone strap watch from Swatch.

A current ad for Valentino features a lacy white dress and capelet worn with a pair of colorless bracelets and a white evening bag.

A fashion layout from the February 2013 issue of Elle demonstrates how a pair of abstract cuffs in white pop against an otherwise head-to-toe look of bright turquoise with green accents, the entire ensemble, including bracelets, from Oscar de la Renta except for a straw hat from Yestadt Millinery. This look from Elle demonstrates that white jewelry can add a palette-cleansing bit of freshness to an ensemble of any saturated hue.