Attention, leggy types: plunging winter temperatures are coming (New York's weirdly mild weather notwithstanding), but that does not mean your legs need to go into hiding until mid-April. Winter skirts are here, and with some leather here, a brocade there, and a mid-calf length or two—the chicest new length, by the way, seen runways the world 'round—these skirts will carry you all the way through the cold months. Try them with thick tights and platforms (forget the rules: your sandals can do double duty this winter when paired with the appropriate hosiery) or boyish flat oxfords and a shrunken velvet blazer. But whichever way you sport them, when it comes to winter skirts, the legs have it. Don't let yours surrender to the chill!
Above, from left: Zara Checked Wool Skirt, $79.90, available at select Zara stores; Giambattista Valli Tweed Pencil Skirt, $1,400, available at Kirna Zabete; Madewell Brocade Miniskirt, $98, available at Madewell; Organic A-line Leather Skirt, $495, available at Otte.TIP: For winter skirts in a pattern, stick to dark or neutral-colored leggings or tights. If you're feeling adventurous (or the weather is particularly nasty), go for a cable-knit, a thermal, or a wool-blend legwear.
TIP: For solid-colored skirts that have some length to them, we suggest having some fun with a knit legging in a fair isle pattern. Choose a pattern in a more color-neutral hue, so you don't come across as looking like you threw on your entire wardrobe.