When it’s cold outside, it’s easy to reach for your favorite pair of jeans every day

But, there’s no need to push your skirts to the back of your wardrobe completely. Skirts can be comfortable and warm in winter too.

Below, you’ll find lots of inspiration on how to style your skirts for winter weather so you can still wear your favorite skirts without freezing.

How to choose skirts for winter

First, is there a difference between a winter skirt and a summer skirt?

Winter skirts are usually made of a thicker material, which makes them more comfortable for winter.

A winter skirt will usually also have some lining if the outer material isn’t that thick.

Here are some of our best tips and outfit inspiration when it comes to choosing the right skirt to wear for winter and what to wear with it.

Invest in a pair of opaque tights

Opaque tights really are your best friend when it comes to wearing skirts during the winter months. Choose a pair that are at least 80 denier and look out for thermal or fleece-lined tights for extra warmth.

Alice (above) opts for opaque tights with her white skirt. She chooses a pair of boots in the same color as her tights, which elongates her legs.

Get her look with this similar top, coat, skirt, tights, boots and tote.

VERO MONTE opaque warm fleece lined tights

Choose a pair of long boots

A pair of knee-high, or even thigh-high boots, worn over your opaque tights (of course) will help to keep your lower legs warm, making this the perfect combination when thinking about winter outfits with skirts.

Look out for a pair which are insulated or fleece or faux fur lined if you want to make sure you stay cozy. You can even wear a pair of socks over your tights and under your boots to add an extra, unseen, layer.

Gitte (above) shows how to wear a skirt with boots. She opts for knee-high brown boots with her pleated skirt.

Recreate her outfit with this similar top, jacket, skirt and boots.

Kurt Geiger London croc embossed boot

Combine with a blazer

A blazer always adds a touch of polish to any outfit. And, for winter it can add an extra layer of warmth.

Mo (above) keeps her outfit classic, yet modern, by wearing a print t-shirt under her blazer.

Check out this similar graphic tee, blazer, skirt, booties, handbag, bracelets, earrings and sunglasses.

Anne Klein microdot blazer

Make sure you keep your upper body warm

If you run the risk of the bottom half of your outfit being a bit chilly, then make sure you keep your upper body warm. Choose a warm sweater to minimize any coldness from the rest of your outfit.

Nancy (above) opts for a cobalt blue sweater. As the sweater is oversized, she makes sure to define her waist by tucking it in and adding an opi-style belt.

Get her look with this similar sweater, skirt, boots and belt.

Caslon chunky cable knit turtleneck sweater

Choose a warm material

Opt for a winter-ready material such as wool, which has insulating properties to trap in some heat.

Erin (above) chooses a skirt in relatively thick material and makes sure she sticks to her rock chick styling.

Check out this similar tee, vest, skirt, sneakers, belt, hat, earrings and necklace.

Tanming wool plaid A-line skirt

Opt for or a thick material

Or, think about a thick material that will protect you from windy weather. Leather, denim and corduroy will all help to protect you from the elements while looking stylish.

Vanessa (above) looks super stylish, and very on-trend, in her

Get her look with this similar sweater, skirt, booties and crossbody bag.

BLANKNYC faux leather pencil skirt

Opt for a winter long skirt

While you may think about a long, floaty maxi skirt worn with a pair of sandals for summer, you can wear a maxi skirt in winter too.

If you choose a long skirt you can wear a pair of warm leggings and your boots underneath.

Deborah (above) chooses a classic monochrome outfit, and adds a little edge to her look with her cross earrings and red lipstick.

Recreate her outfit with this similar blouse, cape blazer, skirt and boots.

Loveappella roll top maxi skirt

Wear a long coat over the top

If you are losing a bit of heat from your legs, then wearing a long coat can be a bit like taking a blanket out with you. Wrap up in your coat and you can keep off the wind and lower the chill factor.

Katharina (above) shows how a coat that is longer than your skirt can look very stylish in cold weather.

Get her look with this similar oversize sweater, skirt, coat, tights, boots and beanie.

Reformation long coat

Wear a sweater with an evening skirt

If you’re lucky enough to be able to go out for dinner at the moment, or even if you just want to dress up a little at home, you don’t have to wear a flimsy blouse with your formal skirt.

Instead, make sure you stay warm AND stylish like Lisa (above) by putting together sweater and skirt outfits.

Recreate her outfit with this similar sweater, skirt, booties and handbag.

Lulus satin A-line skirt

Don’t forget your warm accessories

It’s important to take your warmth where you can get it when thinking about the best way to wear winter skirts for women. Add a wool hat, a chunky scarf and a pair of leather or suede gloves as the finishing touches to your outfit.

Pepa (above) wears a hat over her sweater. While she’s wearing a short skirt, because she has opted for thick tights and boots and the upper half of her body is completely covered, this may still be a look you want to try, even if you don’t usually wear mini skirts.

Check out this similar sweater, skirt, tights, knee high boots, bag, scarf and sunglasses.

C.C beanie and scarf set

Continue reading:

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Warm Winter Dresses To Keep You Cozy And Stylish No Matter What The Weather

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