We had a bit of cooler weather recently and it made me re-evaluate my wardrobe a little bit. Turns out I don’t have that many cool weather pieces! So I decided to style a summer favorite for cooler weather!
How to Style a Skirt for Cool Weather
Choose seasonally appropriate colors and prints
In the fall/winter months I like to stick to subdued colors and less summery prints. It’s a subjective choice and not something you have to follow if you prefer bright colors. I just tend to keep my bright florals and palm prints for summer. For example, I bought this skirt in the late summer but the hunter green color is totally appropriate for fall/winter as well. The dot print is also a print that works year round.
I feel like tights get a bad wrap as being “matronly”. Personally, I love them! They help keep me warm and smooth everything out at the same time (thanks to the control top). What’s not to love?! The tights I’m wearing are sheer and more like pantyhose but they still helped to keep me a little warmer. If you live in a really cold area then super opaque tights would be more appropriate.
Add Thicker Knits and Layers
In the summer I’d pair this skirt with cropped tops and tank tops. But in cooler weather I reach for knitwear! The sweater I’m wearing is a lighter knit but a chunky sweater half tucked in would look really nice as well! The less chunky sweater in this look allows me to add this oversized blazer overtop. If it was even colder I could add a jacket – like this trench coat – overtop.
I went a little funkier with this look by mixing some prints and wearing a plaid blazer with the dotted skirt! If you aren’t feeling as adventurous just add a solid color blazer instead.
Add Boots or Booties
The last step is to add appropriate footwear. The goal is to cover yourself up as much as possible to protect yourself from the cold. So you could wear knee high or over the knee boots with this skirt. I chose higher shaft booties because it wasn’t super cold.
You can see how the ultimate French muse, Jeanne Damas, styles this skirt for winter! She’s actually the founder of Rouje! P.S. Rouje just launched their spring collection and it’s AMAZING. I ordered this blazer and this dress. Can’t wait to style them!
One Skirt, Two Ways
Now onto Flashback Fashion Friday! Here’s a look from last March. This is such a cute look and I’m excited for warmer temps so I can wear outfits like this again!