UPDATED: The solution is to use login_head if you need to overwrite – @Jevuska

After updating to WP 4.5 my styles to customize the login page do not overwrite the default WP styles. Here's my code:

function my_login_logo() { ?>
    <style type="text/css">
        .login h1 a {
            background-image: url(<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/assets/images/logo.png);
            padding-bottom: 30px;
            width: 297px;
            height: 64px;
            background-size: 297px;
        .login form {
          -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 6px rgba(0,0,0,.4);
          box-shadow: 0 1px 6px rgba(0,0,0,.4);

        .login label {
          color: #333;

        .login #nav a {
          color: #007CAD;

        body, html {
          background: #fff;
<?php }
add_action( 'login_enqueue_scripts', 'my_login_logo' );
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    in your case, use login_head if you need to overwrite
    – Jevuska
    Apr 15 '16 at 14:39
  • Thank you @Jevuska it is exactly what I was looking for. If you want, you can put your comment in an answer to close the thread. Apr 16 '16 at 8:37

@Kevin, here a couple options how to overwrite css for login page.

Via login_enqueue_scripts

If you use this hook, you need to create css file the same path with functions.php, say login-style.css, add your code inside, change your property background-image like this background-image: url(assets/images/logo.png); ( make sure your path correct ), and add your function with wp_enqueue_style in functions.php. We use login as handle of login-style.css, and it will put your css after default WP styles.

add_action( 'login_enqueue_scripts', 'my_login_logo' );
function my_login_logo()
    wp_enqueue_style( 'login-custom-style', get_stylesheet_directory_uri(). '/login-style.css', array('login') );

Via login_head

Since you have php code inside your css, by use this hook, your inline css code will be put after default WP styles.

add_action( 'login_head', 'my_login_logo' );

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