Now's officially the time to plan your winter wardrobe, and though it's easy to rely on your favorite jeans-and-sweater combo during the six-plus months of snow and rain, sometimes, switching up your outfit formula is exactly what you need to lift your mood. Enter: long-skirt outfits that are as practical as your go-to pants-and-knits ensembles but feel slightly more elevated and sophisticated.
Long skirts are great for the wintertime because they offer up maximum coverage. Plus, if you choose to wear tights, it's easy to conceal them under the full-length garment; although, of course, you can also let the hosiery peek through for added color or texture. As for what to wear on top? The maxi skirt works great with everything from an oversize knit you can knot to a prairie blouse to a tight-fitting bodysuit ready for tucking.
Read on to see all our favorite long-skirt outfits for winter, and then shop our edit of perfect maxi skirts to wear all season long.
Tuck a blouse into your long skirt this winter.
Swap the sandals for booties to make this long-skirt outfit work in the wintertime.
Go for a monochrome white look this winter by pairing a white turtleneck blouse with a matching flowy long skirt.
Let the patterned skirt stand out by pairing it with a simple top.
Team your long skirt with sock booties and a faux-fur coat.
A long checkered skirt is perfect for the wintertime.
A classic long-skirt pairing for winter? A long skirt and a blouse. When the temperatures really drop, throw on a shearling coat for added warmth.
A denim maxi skirt can be styled in so many ways this winter.
Style a long skirt with an oversize sweater. Half-knot the knit for a cool effect.
A gray wool maxi skirt is a great go-to in the heart of winter.
For a chic, maximalist look, try a long tulle skirt.
For a pop of color, add in bright red tights.
Ground a neutral long-skirt outfit with black boots.
Shop maxi skirts for winter:
The styling possibilities are endless with this long skirt.
This is bound to be your favorite animal-print piece.
Try a cool gingham-print skirt.
Pair this with an oversize white sweater.
A pleated skirt you can wear to a winter party.
This color is perfect for autumn (and winter).
Corduroy is huge this season—and, of course, perfect for keeping you warm.
Style this classic black skirt with crisp white sneakers.
Next up, see more enviable maxi-skirt outfits for the winter.