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How to wear skirts in the winter

Skirts in the dead of winter? Yes, please! These foolproof tips will make transitioning your summer go-to into those blustery months as easy as one, two, three!

Winter skirts on the runway

Bare legs when it’s 20 degrees outside? So chic! But, nobody looks good with a case of frostbite. Enter top designers like Christian Siriano, Anna Sui and Nanette Lepore — who all proved that with the right styling tricks, you can rock that July-favorite staple even when it’s totally freezing outside.

Follow our guide below to pull off wearing skirts in the winter.


Wear tall boots

A simple way to cover your bare legs in the winter? Wear super-tall boots. Your best bet? Find a skirt that goes just past your knee, and wear knee-high boots. That way, your skin will hardly be visible. Bonus: Wearing knee-high socks inside your boots will give you just an extra hint of more warmth.

How to wear skirts in the winter -- wear tall boots

Mauro Grifoni Knee Length Skirt (The Corner, $218), Dilly Chunky Rib Jumper (Reiss, $230),
Sporty Knee-High Socks (Forever 21, $7) , Black Leather Knee Boots (Dorothy Perkins, $119) 


Rock a long coat

The key to wearing a skirt in the winter is to layer to stay warm. Donning a shorter skirt? Then ensure you top off your look with a longer coat to cover more of your bare legs.

How to wear skirts in the winter -- wear a long coat

Striped Pleat Skirt (Madewell, $118), Knitted Fine Gauge V Neck Top (Topshop, $70),
Divine Dorothy Coat (French Connection, $348), Reading Curator Bootie (ModCloth, $59) 


Slip into tights

Nervous about showing even a hint of bare skin? Don’t worry. Just slip into a pair of tights. That way, you’ll stay toasty all day long. Plus, black opaque tights paired with ankle booties couldn’t be any cuter right now. Score!

How to wear skirts in the winter -- wear tights

No. 2 Pencil Skirt (J. Crew, $130), Ophelia Printed Silk Shirt (Club Monaco, $140),
Hue Brushed Tights (Piperlime, $20), Jillianne Lace Up Bootie (Sole Society, $80)

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