Dressing for the cold means breaking out a lot of fun fashion things: fur-lined boots, heavy-duty coats, obnoxiously oversize scarves… The list goes on. But until very recently, skirts were notably missing from my winter wardrobe. Yes, stockings and tights do exist, but sometimes, dealing with runs and nicks leads to more hassle than relief. And honestly, neither comes close to matching the insulating capacity of actually wearing pants. Thank goodness the widespread revival of maxi skirts has led me to better options.
Thinking back, I've never really given them the credit they deserved—midi skirts have dominated my closet since 2013. Now that I'm firmly aboard the floor-length-skirt train (Saint Laurent is largely to blame), my winter outfit rotation has changed dramatically. My November to March outfits aren't only relegated to pants and their many forms. Style a long skirt with tights and knee boots and you have triple the protection against the chill. The annoyance of cold legs during a walk around the city is no longer a factor.
For all of the stylish maxi skirts making a difference in my winter style, keep scrolling below. Also included are enviable outfits and a few staples they go really well with. (Hint, hint: knee boots and cropped sweaters.)
How People Are Wearing Winter Maxi Skirts
Shop My Favorite Long Skirts
Style Your Maxi Skirt With These Knee Boots
Style Your Maxi Skirt With These Cropped Sweaters