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By Jordan Jackson

It may be cold and dreary outside, but that doesn't mean your outfit needs to follow suit.

Style expert Denise Caldwell stopped by TODAY Friday to demonstrate how to switch out those dark, heavy wardrobe colors with something a bit fresher — winter white!

The chic color has received the Hollywood treatment, with celebrities donning it in every fabric and at every event.

From skinny jeans to dresses, here are the staples (and tips!) you need to rock the look.

Skinny jeans

Winter white fashion

It's all about find the right cut and fabric, according to Caldwell. She suggests a mid-rise pair in a stretchy polyester or spandex blend so it appears smooth, not sheer. To achieve a slimming effect, find jeans that fall neatly at your ankles and round out the outfit with colors like taupe and beige to ensure that the look is appropriate for the season.

RELATED: Celebrities in winter white

Supima Turtleneck, $25.50,; Jennifer Lopez jeans, $54.00,; Shoes, $89.00,; Apt.9 necklace, $28.00,

Pencil skirt

Winter white fashion

It doesn't take much for a pencil skirt to look slimming. That's its job, right? But to really accentuate your curves, look for a fabric that's sturdy, yet stretchy enough to create a smoothing effect. Two more tips from Caldwell: Belt the skirt to create a nice waistline, and pair it with a pastel-colored or gray blouse.

Sweater, $59.00,; Skirt, $29.99,; Jacket, $89.95,; Apt.9 belt, $16.99,

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Shift dress

Winter white fashion

If you thought white dresses were only appropriate in the spring or summer, think again! Pair an optic white shift dress with a nice outerwear piece, and choose a style with a column line to create a sleek silhouette. Afraid of going all-white? Caldwell suggests playing around with color-blocking and eyelet fabric to achieve a similar look.

London Times dress, $88.00,; Trench coat: $99.95,

RELATED: Winter fashion trends: Florals, sweater dressing and metallics

Cropped capri

Winter white fashion

Cropped capri pants are flattering on any body type, but it's important that they hit the appropriate place on your leg. Hint: The middle of your shins. For another fun option, mix white with taupes, grays and beiges to achieve a nautical look.

Sweater, $54.95,; Cropped pants, $59.00,; Shoes, $79.00,; Clutch, $19.99,

How to wear white in winter

Dec. 16, 201403:40