I mean really. With a big, swooshy skirt and a glittery bag, how can you go wrong?
(wearing: Ann Taylor skirt - similar at Urban for $40, Ann Taylor cropped sweater - try this slightly sheer, cropped sweater sweatshirt by Betsey Johnson on sale for $27, J.Crew glitter bag - similar)
But here's the genius part of the maxi-skirt-in-winter: You can wear juuuust about anything underneath. Including fleece-lined tights. Or, say...winter running tights. Or heck - even fleece skinny sweatpants! As long as they tuck nicely into tall boots...no one will be the wiser. (Unless, of course, your little one likes to play hide-and-go-seek in your skirt. Then there's a chance that someone will awkwardly learn your secret. There are always risks, Mamas!)
And most of these swooshy skirts look fabulous with a cozy sweater. Curvy gals, look for a fitted sweater, or something that belts. Poochy mamas can try a boxy cropped sweater (like above) or something slim through the hips but loose on the pooch. Like this one:
(wearing: Patterson Kincaid Tiered Maxi Dress which rocks at pooch hiding - here's another tiered one currently on sale for $152, an ancient Esprit sweater vest - while this one is similar, I'd probably try something like this)
This outfit isn't quite as dressy...but neither are all holiday festivities. I wore this exact outfit to a Mother's Tea at Raines' school. He had requested that I show up looking "like a princess." Sigh. How is princess culture so pervasive???
But anyway, this is actually a maxi dress, not a skirt. I just layered the dress over a turtleneck and added a cozy vest. And yes - I'm rocking some major warmie legs underneath. I just have to beware of bears.
ps. See the rest of our 2012 Holiday Style Guide for Lazy Mamas here.