How to Style a Skirt in Cool Weather
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
You can see how versatile this skirt is! I’ve styled it in the summer months here and here as well!
Frank and Oak Blazer
An Hour and a Shower Boots
Topshop Bag (similar – love this one!)
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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!
Beautiufl look Jessica! I love the romantic polka dot skirt and those boots with it are amazing. Love the little beaded bag too and how it lends tself so well with the skirt. Pretty!
thanks for linking!
I love your style so much. It is perfection and really inspires me to buy more pieces 🙂
You have such cool style, I love this look!
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Lovely styling inspiration – that is a beautiful skirt xx Maria
Oh my goodness, I love seeing how items can be styled in different seasons. This skirt is stunning!
Jessica, I love skirts, so it’s great to see different ways to style them. I need to pick up some boots or booties that will work with my skirts. #SpreadTheKindness
I am LOVING this outfit! The skirt and boots are such a cool pairing.
Thanks! I’m trying to wear these boots as much as I can cuz I love em! 🙂
As always so cute – love the boots with skirts and dresses, although hubby hates it! Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thanks so much Jacqui! Guys don’t usually understand our fashion choices…haha.
As a fellow Californian, living in San Clemente, I have to say I gave up on tights and nylons some time ago! Your style looks so effortless but adorable! I absolutely LOVE those boots!
Hi Darlene! Lol…I still get cold even living in California so I haven’t given up tights yet! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really like the sheer tights, though I have to say I’m no longer a lover of tights. If I lived in CA I don’t think I’d own them – as it stand I am always looking for ways to avoid them here! Though it looks like the weather is back in the 80’s, naturally, now that I’m home!
Chic on the Cheap
Lol…I’m always cold – even in Cali! So I still wear tights a lot. I hope the weather is getting better on the east coast!
Your style is so gorgeous and this is perfect for any occasion 🙂
Thanks so much Heather!
Aww, thank you so much for the feature—I’m flattered, as always! We’ve been getting so much rain up in SF too, but thankfully things are finally warming up. It’s crazy to think that you had to wear tights in LA, but I love your creative styling!
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Lol…I’m always cold – even in LA – so I like to wear tights! Thanks for stopping by!
You are seriously such a great stylist! Love this outfit so much and would wear it in a heartbeat!
Aww thanks Lizzie! 🙂
These are great tips Jessica! Sometimes when it’s cold I totally don’t even consider skirts or dresses, its as if I forgot that they exist. Tights are really a nice way to instantly dress up a look and I am glad for all the different styles out there. Love this one you featured! I hope your day is going well so far and happy Friday!
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Thanks so much Maureen! It’s helps that Cali has such mild temps because I never really put away my summer wardrobe…lol.
Another fabulous outfit! I love the pattern mix and of course, those boots…every single time!
Thanks Shelbee! I’m glad I’m getting a lot of use out of these boots! Totally worth the investment! 🙂
Such a cute skirt! You layer it nicely for cooler weather 🙂
Thanks for the link up! Hope that you are having a lovely week! Another heatwave here, despite it being autumn!
Away From The Blue
Thanks so much! I love when I can wear something year round 🙂 I hope you get some nice fall temps soon! Have a great weekend Mica!