How to Wear a Skirt in Fall and Winter (and not freeze)

During fall’s early days, I embrace my skirts and dresses, trying to give them as much wear as possible before the cold weather makes going bare-legged about as appealing as cleaning the bathroom (worst chore ever, am I right?). After a recent look at my closet, I realized that my current selection of pants is rather paltry, and that if I don’t want to have frozen legs this winter I need to either break out the tights or go shopping. My budget votes for option A, so that’s what I’ll do until I can convince it otherwise.

On the agenda today, I’m taking this bright red mini skirt and bundling it up. Yes, pants are often the more obvious cold-weather choice, but why not let your skirts have a little winter fun too?

styling a skirt for cold weather - 2 ways | www.shealennon.com


{late fall outfit idea: bright skirt with cozy stripes}


For late fall’s chilly weather, I like to pair my skirts with cozy sweaters and tights. This striped sweater was a recent ThredUp find (oops, got a little distracted while shoppingfor Jona) and I love how it looks with the bright red skirt. I added simple navy blue tights, a scarf, and tan desert booties to make this fall look complete.

skirt plus striped sweater - late fall outfit idea | www.shealennon.com

skirt plus striped sweater - late fall outfit idea | www.shealennon.com

Striped sweater: Gap via ThredUp (similar) | red skirt: J.Crew (similar) | scarf: Target (similar) | desert booties: Crown Vintage (similar for less than $30!)

{winter outfit idea: bright skirt with a vest and boots}


When that “w” word inevitably arrives, it’s time to step up my layering game. I see fall’s skirt and tights, but raise one quilted puffer vest and one pair of tall riding boots. I’ll hedge my bets and add a pair of warm boot socks as well.


skirt with puffer vest and boots - winter outfit idea | www.shealennon.com

skirt with sweatshirt and puffer vest - winter outfit idea | www.shealennon.com

Gray polka dot sweatshirt: Loft (similar) | navy puffer vest: Land's End (similar) | red skirt: J.Crew (similar) | boots: Mia (similar)

How do you make your skirts work in fall and winter? 


{shop bright skirts}

Linking with Mix it Mondays, Let it Shine, A Lovely Little a la Mode, Hello Monday, Mingle Monday, On Trend Tuesdays, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me, Oh Hey Girl, and Thursday Fashion Files

And thanks to my mom for being my photographer this weekend. You're the best, mom! 

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