Maxi Skirts In The Winter Is A Trend You Shouldn't Skip — PHOTOS

Your standard idea of winter clothing likely involves giant sweaters, long coats, big scarves, and knit hats, but there's a piece you might be forgetting to include: maxi skirts. That's right, good old flowy boho maxi skirts still deserve a spot in your closet this season and I've rounded up tons of winter-ready looks to show you how to wear maxi skirts in the winter while still staying warm.

There's something so effortlessly breezy-chic about maxi skirts, but they are often worn in the summer and forgotten about in the fall and winter. That's likely due to the fact that they are typically made from lighter material that wouldn't necessarily keep you as warm as, let's say, a pair of jeans. However, I personally love wearing them as often as possible, regardless of seasons! (I'm on the shorter side, so finding one that actually fits me without the fabric running way past my feet and making me look shorter is always a major victory.) The key? Like with any other winter garment, layering is crucial.

The looks below feature maxis made from a variety of fabrics, so you're good to go whether you're braving a chilly east coast winter or basically summer SoCal season. I've also scouted out a few maxis from bloggers for some extra winter maxi inspiration if you're running low on ideas.

1. Paired With Denim

If you live in a milder climate, all you need to take that maxi into winter is a cute denim jacket.

Boyfriend Trucker Jacket, $90, Levi's

This denim jacket is loose enough to wear a sweater under, but light enough to wear a coat over.

2. With Knee-High Boots

Cabled Wool Cashmere Maxi Skirt, $155, Lauren Ralph Lauren

Layering is definitely optional when it comes to thick luxurious cable knit wool-cashmere maxi. Pop on a pair of boots and you're good to go!

Vince Camuto Sydney, $228, Sole Society

Get cold easily? Wear these knee-high boots to keep most of your legs warm.

3. With A Button Down Shirt & Jewelry

Ankara Maxi, $80, Etsy

Balance out a boldly patterned maxi like the one above with a crisp long sleeve shirt and festive statement jewelry.

Women's Favorite Shirt, $23, Target

You're going to get a lot of wear out of this shirt.

4. Made From Thick, Tweed Fabric

Tweed Maxi, $40, Etsy

I feel like tweed never gets enough attention as it should during winter. This fabric is super thick, warm, and perfect for those extra chilly days.

5. Paired With A Chunky Knit Sweater

Wool Maxi, $28, Etsy

Pair with a chunky knit sweater for an extra cozy winter look.

Brave Soul Round Neck Sweater, $18, ASOS

Knit sweaters are a huge must for winter.

6. In A Traditional Winter Print

Fireside Skirt (Plus Sizes Available), $199, Pendleton

Channel all the cozy winter feels with this plaid knit maxi.

7. With A Moto Jacket & A Beanie

Andrea over at BlondeBedhead has completely mastered the art of maxi skirts in not-too-cold winter weather. Follow her lead by pairing your maxi with a cute beanie and crop moto.

New Look Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $63, ASOS

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