Alright, so anyone who knows me knows that I don’t wear pants. No pants day? Yep, that’s every day for me! I love wearing skirts and dresses, something about them is just so fun and girly. Also, I find pants really limiting (unless of course they are yoga pants, which are clearly the best pants) as far as movement goes. However, there comes a problem with my love for bare legs when winter sets in. “How do you stay warm?” most people ask. It’s easy really, but you have to know the tricks! So I’ve made this article to share them with you, so you can join me in wearing skirts in the winter!
The key to wearing skirts is what you wear with them. Layering is crucial. When fall first sets in and it’s not the dead of arctic winter, I like to pair my little miniskirts with long sleeves like the girl pictured above. It’s cute, warm and classy. I feel that if you’re showing a lot of leg, it’s better to have a more conservative top half. So this looks is for fashion, function and a little bit of balanced modesty too!
Now the long sleeves won’t keep you warm all winter, so I suggest when it gets a little colder, throwing on a jacket. It’s amazing that if you bundle one half of your body to warm it up, the other half seems to follow suit. Also, notice how both these pictures have had shoes on. If you cover your feet, your body will be warmer. Nobody needs sandals in fall anyways.
Now this is where things start getting strategic. Wearing tights and boots with a jacket can be your best friend in the winter. I can’t tell you how many pairs of tights I have, and tights that I’ve gone through over the years. Also, an extra tip for boots, if it’s REALLY cold (I used this trick when I studied in the UK during winter), wear a pair of socks over your tights with your boots. It sounds kind of silly (but no one can see it so who cares), but keeping your feet warm really is key!
Now here’s my favorite…I love to wear leggings with skirts, boots and a scarf. It is so warm and cozy, and the leggings provide just enough leg coverage for those really cold mornings without wearing pants. I feel all bundled, cozy, happy and most importantly, warm! An extra trick for those mornings when you feel even leggings aren’t enough (again I did this trick in the UK), wear a pair of tights under your leggings. Who would have though, right? But if provides so much warmth, and you’ll be happy if you try it, I know I was!
Well I hope all these tips have helped you brave the cold in your cute skirts! Rock on, fahionistas!
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