Yes, You Can Wear a Maxi Skirt in Winter—Here's How

Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but we’re getting closer and closer to the coldest part of the year. Chances are the only pieces you want to wear are the ones guaranteed to keep you warm, which means that spring and summer staples like skirts and shorts are probably the last things on your mind. But if you’re determined to sporting a skirt this winter—or you simply want to get out of your denim or trouser rut—a chic maxi skirt will be just the thing for you.

Just in case you have no idea how to style an elegant maxi skirt for the winter, a handful of our favorite fashion girls have already taken the lead and laid down the groundwork for your next set of winter outfits with maxi skirts. Whether you’re looking for a way to freshen up a casual outfit for weekend brunch or want a polished ensemble for the office, these looks will be perfect for every occasion this season. Check them all out below.

Style Tip: Dress up a casual ensemble like a T-shirt and sweatshirt with a silk maxi skirt.

Style Tip: Style a simple black style with a black button-down shirt to achieve a classic, French-inspired ensemble.

Style Tip: A cool maxi skirt with a high slit will pair perfectly with knee-high boots.

Style Tip: Opt for a faux-leather ensemble for a look that carries a clear level of polish.

Style Tip: Layer a vibrant maxi skirt underneath a knit dress for a unique layered take.

Style Tip: Sport a pleated maxi skirt with a chic blouse for an office-ready outfit.

Style Tip: Layer a structured plaid shirt untucked over your skirt for a look that feels both elevated and casual.

Style Tip: If you want to wear a silk slip skirt from summer into winter, style it with an animal-print jacket and a black crew-neck sweater.

Style Tip: A pleated maxi skirt in a jewel tone will always look good during the cooler months of the year.

Style Tip: For a grunge-inspired outfit, wear your favorite band tee with a plaid maxi skirt.

Style Tip: Cozy up in a chunky wool sweater with a floral-print slip skirt for a stylish outfit you can wear into spring.

Looking for more styling ideas? Check out the skirts, pants, and dresses to wear with your ankle boots.