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Wearing maxi skirts in fall and winter

The cold weather that accompanies fall and winter typically sees skirts and dresses replaced with trousers and jeans.

The full coverage these items provide is more useful when facing freezing winds than a knee-length dress would be. However, this doesn’t mean all skirts have to be replaced with pants. Maxi skirts, for instance, are long enough that they can easily give your legs that extra protection while still showing off your personal style. Here are few suggestions for creating your winter skirt outfit this season:

Choose the right style

Maxi skirts come in a variety of styles. For instance, you probably have a few that fall directly to the floor all the way around and some with slits on the side. When you’re choosing an outfit to wear this fall and winter, make sure you choose a style that doesn’t have a slit. This simply gives the cold air an easier way to reach your legs. Instead, use one that completely closes around your body to keep you cozy this winter.

You can also stock up on these skirts by choosing a few different looks. For example, if you already have a solid maxi in your closet, find yourself one that’s pleated or has an intricate design.

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Add some layers

The wonderful thing about long skirts for women is that they lend themselves well to layering, which is perfect for the fall and winter season. To stay warm for the coming cold months, make sure your closet is full of items you can easily layer with your maxi skirt. A plain T-shirt is a simple top to pair with your skirt. For a warmer addition, wear a cardigan, blazer or faux fur vest over the tee for a stylish yet comfortable appearance.

Scarves are another useful piece of clothing you can use for layering. Choose one made of a thicker material, like cashmere or cotton, to keep your neck protected for the elements. Wear this with a knit sweater and your maxi, and you’ll be ready to face that cold winter weather.

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Transition from day to night

Skirts are the perfect piece of attire for transitioning an outfit from day to night. Style modest skirts for work by pairing them with a blazer and blouse. If you plan to attend happy hour with friends afterward, switch out the blazer for a warm leather jacket. The cool outerwear will instantly transform your workwear from day to night.

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Wear accessories

Complete your maxi outfit with a few well-placed accessories. A statement necklace is a great way to add a pop of color to any ensemble and give your look a chic vibe. You could also add a thin belt around your hips. This will flatter your figure by accentuating your feminine curves and serve as a stylish accessory at the same time. Top off your outfit this fall by adding a warm hat. A knit cap will protect your head and ears this winter, but if you want something a little more fashionable, try a wide-brimmed fedora. The style is sophisticated but will still keep your head warm in the cold.

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