How to Wear Skirts in Winter – My Top 7 Ways

how to wear skirts in winter

Just because it’s cold outside, it doesn’t mean you have to give up dressing girly and wear only jeans, sweatpants and leggings. You can still wear your favorite skirts and with the miracles of layering, you’ll be able to face the cold bravely.

Plus, it’s January and most likely you have slowly started to get bored of your conventional winter clothes and want to show a little skin. After all who says that jeans prevent us from freezing? It’s the extra layers and accessories that do the trick. And since this blog is all about giving tips on looking trendy all year round, I decided to make a guide on how to wear skirts during winter.


how to wear skirts in winter

This winter season I got more daring when it comes to picking my outfits and played around with different styles, garments and prices, so I think I gained some more experience on what looks stylish and works well when it’s freezing outside. When it comes to skirts and dresses I wasn’t always brave enough to wear them often and I dare say that this season I loved them. They are so girly and fun and so easy to make them look stylish. Wouldn’t it be bad not to be able to wear them just because you are afraid of the cold weather? I thought so, that’s why I’m about to share all my styling tips below!

But before we start, I want to provide you with some tricks that make a huge difference when it comes to beating the cold when having your legs exposed:

How to beat the cold when wearing skirts

  1. Choose skirts that are lined or made with thick and warm materials like wool, leather, denim and heavy cotton.
  2. Wear tight shorts or spandex underneath to keep your lady parts from freezing. 😛 It might sound funny, but this trick has done a hell of a difference to the way I see skirts in winter.
  3. Longer skirts make you feel warmer.
  4. Give a shot to fleece lined tights. They are the warmest of their kind.
  5. All kinds of boots are great for winter, but knee-high boots provide the most protection from cold and look very sexy at the same time.
  6. If you want to wear a mini skirt and feel cold, add a long coat over it to cover your exposed legs.

Now it’s time to move to some of my favorite ways to wear a skirt during winter!

How to Wear Skirts in Winter – My top 7 Ways

over the knee boots outfit
preppy look
over the knee boots

With Over The Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are a must during winter because they keep you warm and can elevate any outfit, let alone skirts. Depending on the style of skirt you go for -mini or midi– you can achieve entirely different looks for different occasions. You can pretty much wear them everyday and pair them with anything. So don’t be afraid to up your skirt game with some gorgeous otk boots!

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skirt with sneakers
skirt with sneakers
skirt with sneakers

With Sneakers

I’m pretty sure at some point in your life you have considered wearing your skirt with sneakers. Then you probably were skeptical because it looked kind of odd and out of place, but went for it and loved it. If you fall under this category I’m pretty certain it’s one of your “go-to” looks during spring and autumn, but during the freezing winter, jeans are probably the winners. However, you can now pair the comfort of your sneakers with a leather or a midi skirt and look fab and warm at the same time.

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skirt with a long coat
skirt with a long coat
skirt with a long coat

 With a Long Coat

When midi and maxi skirts are not your thing, you have the option of wearing your favorite mini skirts without freezing your butt out. A duster coat is your best friend in winter because it adds warmth and coverage all over your body, meaning it protects your legs too. Plus you look more sophisticated and elegant when choosing it.

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skirt with tights
skirt with tights
skirt with tights

 With Thick Tights

Have you started to get bored of the bundled up winter look and want to expose a little skin? Why don’t you show off your legs then? Of course not bare if you want to avoid the frostbite, but you can add some thick tights which will help a lot when it comes to braving the cold. They look playful and cute so dare to go for patterned or colored ones too!

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skirt with oversized sweater
skirt with oversized sweater
skirt with oversized sweater

With an Oversized Sweater

Probably one of the most worn and “it” garments of the winter season are knit oversized sweaters. They are cozy, soft and give the feel that you are still in bed with your favorite blanket. So why not pair them with your favorite skirt? Wear it over or tuck it into your skirt for a relaxed, yet put together look.

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layered outfit
layered outfit
layered outfit

With a Scarf creating Layers

Layering is the No1 solution when it comes to beating the cold. The more the layers the more warm and fashionable your outfit will look. The easiest way to do it is by adding a scarf to top your outfit off, but you can always do more like wearing an oversized shirt underneath your sweater, a blazer under your coat etc.

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skirt with fluffy coat
skirt with fluffy coat
pleated mini skirt outfit

With a Fluffy Coat

Fluffy coats are cute, skirts are cute and the combination of them is even cuter. Go for the absolute feminine look by wearing your skirt with a teddy or faux fur coat. Warm, cozy and stylish! What else can a fashionista ask for? (If you don’t know where to start your faux fur shopping, I have already posted a luxury coats guide here.)

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This is it for today guys! I hope this post has provided you with some inspiration on how to wear skirts in winter. You see, there are always a million ways to beat the cold in style, the only thing you need is some creativity!

black fuzzy coat outfit
mini skirt in winter outfit

mini skirt in winter


Below are the top 3 of my favorite skirts that are currently on my wishlist!  I think they are all very versatile and will look good even when paired with just a simple tee. Which one do you prefer?


See you soon!





16 Replies to “How to Wear Skirts in Winter – My Top 7 Ways”

  1. These styles are really cool and fashionable. I do not wear short skirts but with the long coat you mentioned, I definitely would! I have a huge love when it comes to coats. I am just crazy about duster coats below my knees. You have good taste in clothes I will certainly visit your site again Kate!
    Thanks for the post.

    1. Aww I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for stopping by, can’t wait to see you again in my next post! 🙂

  2. Wow, what a nice article and great advises and ideas about wearing skirts in winter. This is the article that should be shared with every woman who wears skirts. Great job, would love to read more from you in the future!

    1. Thank you dear Sarah! Can’t wait to write about more topics too!

  3. You give lots of ideas for how to dress a skirt in winter that I never thought of. I do like to rock a skirt in the winter (even though people look at me like I’m nuts :). Wearing pants all winter long gets kind of tired!

    1. Exactly! I’m bored of pants too! Plus skirts are more fun and feminine!

  4. These are some nice ideas, even my partner doesn’t know about most of them and she’s all about fashion! I just showed her this article and she wants me to say THANKS. She’s going to try the sneakers method and scarf. Great job and keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you Brandon! So glad I gave her some inspiration!

  5. Life Hack Guide says: Reply

    Great sharing! I was immediately attracted to read on seeing the title of your post. We have always wanted to still look our best even during the winter. I couldn’t help but agree with you that layering does the trick and I love all the fashion tips you have provided to wear skirt during the cold weather. I personally like the sneakers idea as it is something I usually wear to be comfortable. However, it never occur to me that I can actually pair them with a long or midi skirt and still keep myself warm. Thanks for tips and I will look forward to more of your sharing!

    1. Skirts with sneakers are really pretty if the combination is done right! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. I really enjoyed your blog , and I am one of those skirt lovers. I wear mine with all different kinds of boots and shoes. Your post is very informative and gives lots of ideas on how to wear your skirts in the winter. I really liked your photos. Well done

    1. Hello dear! Glad my post gave you ideas on how to style skirts in the winter! Thanks for visiting!

  7. Adorable styles! The article is providing the best info to style with shorts in winters. I got some great ideas to try this winter. Thanks and keep sharing.

    1. Thank you for reading dear Amanda!

  8. I absolutely loved this. I am a huge skirt fan and wear them all the time. I did notice your above the knee boot idea and while I love it I feel with my kinda chunky thighs and short stature I’ve not done much with that type of outfit. After reading this I may just find a pair and try it out anyway. You are a very inspiring person thanks for being you!!

    1. Dear Kendra, you should definitely find an over the knee boots pair and try it! Dare to go out and wear different styles than the ones you’d normaly wear. I’m sure you’ll be surprised. Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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