Wear Your Maxi Skirt in the Cold

Images: Dam StyleHanneliThe Sartorialist

During these frigid temps, do you find yourself daydreaming about summer? Maxi skirts immediately come to mind as an essential summer staple but it’s time to take it one step further and think of the maxi as a seasonless staple. To make a smooth transition, here are a few foolproof ways to inject that cool summer style into your cozy winter wardrobe with ease. 

It was customary to pair your maxi with a white tee or a simple tank a few months ago but these wind chills require a bit more coverage on top. Opt for a simple, not too bulky sweater that hits slightly below your hips. With all these layers you’ll want to streamline your look and elevate your silhouette as much as possible.

1. 10 Crosby by Derek Lam Crew Neck Sweater  $195;  2. Forever 21 Classic Rugby Sweater $19.80;  3. Free People Cable Tunic  $49.95

Banish the goosebumps and cover your stems with a pair of cable knit tights. Not enough coverage you say? Double up and pair a nude or dark colored pair of tights underneath. It may sound a little bulky but everything below your flowing maxi skirt will thank you in the long run.

1. Topshop Grey Cable Knit Tights $24;  2. Simply Vera Vera Wang Cable Knit Tights $12.99;  3. Falke Striggings Cable Tight $69

Get creative with your outerwear. A sleek pea coat, a wool trench or even a tiny leather motorcycle jacket will do the trick. Almost any topper will work with this look just as long as it isn’t filled with goose feathers. Puffy coats need not apply!

1. J.Crew Chesapeake Coat $199;  2. All Saints Caledonian Jacket $495;  3. Smythe Wrap Coat $447.50

Finally, embrace winter and add in some cold weather accessories. Faux-fur earmuffs, a pair of sleek leather gloves and the perfect scarf will make all the difference. Don’t be afraid to toughen up your ethereal skirt, either. With a pair of ankle length biker boots stomping through the sleet and snow never looked so good! 

1. Kate Spade Long Small Bow Glove $97;  2. Report Bernson Boot $99.99;  3. Topshop Leopard Print Faux Fur Earmuffs $28