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How to Style a Skirt in Cool Weather

Los Angeles Style Blogger wearing an Oversized Plaid Blazer with Rouje Skirt and An Hour and a Shower bootsGrana Merino Sweater with Rouje Paris Skirt and Beaded BagHow to Style a Skirt in Cooler WeatherMejuri Pearl Earrings and French Fashion Brand, Rouje, SkirtFrank and Oak Plaid Blazer with Topshop Beaded BagAn Hour and a Shower Booties and Shrimps Beaded Bag Dupe with Rouje SkirtWe 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.

Add Tights

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!

How to Style a Skirt for Summer and Winter

Outfit Details:
Grana Sweater
Frank and Oak Blazer
Rouje Skirt
An Hour and a Shower Boots
Topshop Bag (similar – love this one!)
Mejuri Earrings c/o – get 10% off your first purchase!

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!

Los Angeles Style Blogger wearing Target Culottes and Reformation Top

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  1. 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

  2. As always so cute – love the boots with skirts and dresses, although hubby hates it! Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

  3. Hi, Jessica,
    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!

    Happy weekend!
    xx Darlene

  4. 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

  5. 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!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com