Mini Skirt Magic: Styling Your Skirt for Cold Weather

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Our favorite skirt of the summer, the mini skirt, has decided to stick around for another season! This little number was the perfect go-to piece in the summer because it was easy to style and oh, so cute. What about during the colder months? How can this lovey staple evolve to fit our style needs when the temperatures drop? Here’s my favorite way to style a mini skirt for cold weather.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’m not a girlie girl. So, it should come as no surprise to you that my favorite way to style a mini skirt in cold weather is to style it with an oversized sweater and over the knee boots. I find that combining these pieces are a magical mixture for me to achieve an easy, yet stylish look. They go together like hot chocolate and whip cream, wine and cheese, coffee and cute spaces…Maybe I’m just hungry, giving you all these food analogies… wait, I’ll be right back *runs to grab snack*. Anyways, I love mixing opposing styles–feminine pieces with more masculine items, baggy with fitted, and showing skin in one area while covering the rest. It’s just how I roll!

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The first element to my magical mini skirt mixture is a pair of over the knee boots. OTK boots are no joke, they are quite selfish in their need to be the center of attention, so I give them what they want. They are the perfect addition to a mini skirt when it’s cold out because they keep almost my entire leg covered and warm. They draw all the attention to my legs, making them the focal point, and spicing up the outfit. Since I’m on the shorter side and haven’t been blessed with #legsfordays, I need OTK boots with a heel to help my cause.

I found my dream boots over at Aldo, plus like a dozen other pairs that I loved. They are fitted all the way up, with a cute square heel, and lace up details on the back. Simple and stylish, just how I like it! If you’re hesitant about showing skin on your upper leg or it gets too freezing for bare legs, just add a pair of tights to warm up your look. Side note–remember Aldo on Black Friday, it’s rumored they’ll be having 50% off like last year.

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The other element to this magical mini skirt mixture is a cozy oversized sweater. I love that sweaters make an outfit instantly warm and relaxed which I’m all about, as you know. Since I’m showing off a bit of leg for this daytime look, I like to keep things ladylike up top to shield the eyes of small children. Honestly, I just have to keep the feminine vibes at a reasonable level! With that being said though, I did fall in love with this pink sweater. What is happening to me?! For reference, I currently own one other pink thing, it’s an old tank top. The sweater is extremely soft and fuzzy, so I think that’s how it all started. I would usually tuck in the front of the sweater, but this one is cropped, so it’s perfect as it is.

I styled it with my cute Tosca Blu backpack that I snagged while I was in Florence, Italy!

If I need an additional layer, which we don’t need quite yet here in Sacramento, I would style it with a long oversized blazer or a cute duster coat to continue the illusion of length.

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Photography: Max Baker

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a very happy Thanksgiving!

Meaghan xx

 

Sweater: Damas

Skirt: Express (old)

Boots: Aldo

Bag: Tosca Blu

 

30 Comments

  1. Jenna at Boston Chic Party on November 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Love the pairing of your skirt and OTK boots with a chunky sweater 🙂 Super chic!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Thanks so much Jenna! It’s been my favorite way to style them lately. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving xx

  2. Jessica on November 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I NEED THOSE OTK BOOTS! That are amazing!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:41 am

      They’re pretty fab! I think I’ll be living in them while it’s cold out : ) Thank you for reading Jessica xx

  3. Anna on November 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Love this look Meaghan!!! Xo ~ Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Thanks, pretty lady! Hope you’re doing well xx

  4. Taylor Aube on November 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    These pictures are so stunning! I love that fuzzy sweater and the OTK boots. You styled them to perfection! I love your edgy style, it suits you so well.
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:46 am

      Aww thanks Taylor!! You are always so sweet. I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving xx

  5. Ruthie on November 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    GIRL, THESE IMAGES ARE FIRE!!!! Love the entire look!! I need the sweater, the bag, the boots, EVERYTHANG! XO

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Thanks, my friend! Feel free to borrow everything ; ) We must get food and bevs soon, please! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with the fam xx

  6. Kristin Kruse on November 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    This entire look is SO GOOD. I love the mix of textures and edge! Your bangs are freaking adorable too!

    xox,
    Kristin
    http://www.amidwesternmix.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Why thank you, lovely lady! I’m so happy I took the plunge and got bangs again. Glad you like the look… pink is pretty foreign to me haha. Thanks for stopping by and reading xx

  7. Stephanie on November 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Yes! I love a mini year-round! Rock it!

    XO- Steph
    theblondestyleblog.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 1:52 am

      Another mini skirt fan– yayyy!! Thanks for reading Steph xx

  8. Gail on November 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I love this look on you Meaghan. I love how you styled the skirt with the OTK boots and that cozy sweater. Love the photos. Xoxo

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 2:02 am

      Thanks Gail!! I’m really liking this combo lately. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving xx

  9. A Graceful Life Blog on November 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Love how you paired that amazing skirt with OTK boots! So chic!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 2:04 am

      Thanks so much girlie! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend xx

  10. Amber on November 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    This entire look is so cool! I really that skirt and the way you styled it. So chic.

    Xoxo Amber

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 2:05 am

      Aww thanks Amber! You’re very sweet. Thank you so much for stopping by xx

  11. Joy on November 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Love pairing the mini skirt with OTK boots! And those boots are killer cute!!

    Joy
    http://www.basicallyjoy.com/

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 2:07 am

      I was so happy when I found these OTK boots! You have no idea haha. Thank you for reading Joy xx

  12. Meg Tang on November 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I love the dreamy colors of the photos and the skirt and chunky sweater is a fantastic look!

    xo Meg
    http://www.megstango.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 5:48 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you Meg! The gal who shot these photos is pretty fab. Glad you like my sweater/skirt combo : )

  13. vanessa on November 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I want to live in that sweater! Looks so soft!

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 5:51 am

      It’s extremely soft! That’s the main reason I bought it haha. Pink is not my normal color, but sometimes you’ve got to try new things! Xx

  14. Angelle Marix on November 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    You look gorgeous my friend!! Love those OTK boots. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on November 28, 2016 at 5:53 am

      Thanks for always making me feel so fabulous Angelle : ) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family as well xx

  15. Sara on November 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Girl, you’re rocking this look. I love how you paired the skirt with OTK boots and a sweater. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving babe!

    Xo

    Sara

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 1, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Thank you so much Sarah!! It’s such an easy look to put together, I’ve been loving it. I had a great thanksgiving! I hope you did too xx

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