Winter is always an odd season here in North Carolina. The weather fluctuates from warm to sort of chilly to oh-my-word-it’s-cold in 24 hour spans at times. It’s difficult to know what sort of clothes you need from day to day, but even still, it’s the coolest time of year and it was the season that made me stall a few times when I first began wearing skirts. After all, how on earth would I keep warm?
Over the years, I’ve slowly figured out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to wearing skirts in the winter without feeling like I’m going to freeze on the days when the temperatures take a nosedive.
Some of my favorite winter accessories:
- Fleece lined leggings–these babies are super comfy and keep your legs nice and toasty!
- Comfortable boots–in my world that means, flat heels. Delivering four large babies has done a number on my back and high heels are neither practical for my lifestyle nor pleasant to my back.
- Scarves–Fashionable and practical for warmth!
With these additions, it’s easy to keep cozy while still dressing more feminine. Here are a few examples of how I wear skirts in the winter months:
Red sweater-yard sale
White cardigan-thrift store
Black cotton fold over skirt–Old Navy
Black fleece lined leggings-Walmart
This picture was taken the day of our Christmas service at church. I love my two little ladies.
White long sleeved crew shirt–thrift store
Brown cargo skirt–Goodwill
Brown fleece lined leggings-Walmart
This is really indicative of my daily wear when I’m just spending the day at home or out and about running errands. A comfortable top and skirt make it easy to get down in the floor, do chores, move freely, and not feel like I’m itching to get back into my jammies.
Outfit #3(a little blurry. Sorry!)
White 3/4 sleeve shirt–thrift store
Pink cardigan–thrift store
Black/gray ankle length skirt–hand me down
Black fleece lined leggings–Walmart
This was another Sunday in between church services, though I wear this same outfit on other days as well. I love pieces that you can dress up or down to provide more flexibility to your wardrobe without stretching your budget thin.
Black cotton shirt–Belk
White puffy vest–Goodwill
Purple cotton foldover skirt–Old Navy
Black fleece lined leggings-Walmart
This was taken while I was waiting for my oldest daughter at her ballet class. This is a typical on the go outfit for me. Again, comfort is of most importance to me, but I also don’t want to feel like I put little effort in making myself look neat and put together.
Weather patterns differ all over the country, so this is really just a brief look at how you could pull off wearing skirts in the south where the weather rarely gets in the freezing zone. I’m sure extra efforts would apply if you lived further north!
I decided to start this series because of the many questions that I’ve heard about how women who are like me actually dress throughout the year. Since each season has its own traits that have an effect on clothing choices, I thought that having four separate posts would be the best option. Eight other bloggers have joined with me to co-host this hop, all of whom wear skirts and/or dresses mostly or only. The co-hosts are:
Erin at For Him and My Family
Laura at Raising Soldiers 4 Christ
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs. Warde at Sceleratus Classical Academy
Dawnita at Prairie Dust Trail
Hilary at Walking Fruitfully
Caroline at The Modest Mom
We look forward to sharing with you how we do it and please feel free to link up your own posts as well!