From the outset, you might find deciphering how to wear a skirt during winter a little tricky. Sure, they don’t have the same throw-on appeal as dresses, and they might not be as simple to slip on with any top as jeans but, with a bit of know-how, I’m here to help you unlock their true potential in the colder months. Taking time to perfect a handful of winter skirt outfits will significantly up your style game for the season ahead and will stop you from growing tiresome of your aforementioned dresses and jeans. Sound good? Let’s get to it.
The beauty of wearing skirts in winter is that there are literally hundreds of skirt variations to choose from—and just as many ways to style them. Personally, I don’t tend to wear miniskirts in summer, as my legs aren’t my favourite thing to highlight (but hey, that’s just me—more power to you if you’re the opposite). But in winter, there’s nothing I love more than slipping on a cute pleated mini or a checked pelmet with a pair of fresh, velvety opaque tights (more on that later). Then there are slip skirts, which, after making a monumental comeback four years ago, look even more premium come winter when fashion types wear them with their most luxurious knitwear and boots.
I could talk about the styling potential of skirts all day long, but perhaps a better use of my time would be to show you some of my favourite winter skirt outfits to inspire your own looks. Scroll on to see the eight I’ve handpicked and to shop any pieces you might need to re-create them should you not already own them.