Monday, August 9, 2010

Fashion Tip: Wearing a Skirt over pants or leggings

I think the first time I saw this style was Madonna in her "Lucky Star" video years ago. This style has come back in recent years and it is more common to see people with skirts worn over pants or leggings. To me, it is a classic look.

I like to wear a black skirt over jeans sometimes, which I think makes a great outfit. A kilt also looks great over jeans as well. I recommend using skinny jeans or pants. You can also try to pair a brightly colored skirt over black pants. When cooler weather comes, I usually wear leggings under my skirt, no matter if it is knee-length or ankle length.

Another item you can wear is a extra long sweater over leggings, which makes a comfy outfit for lounging around the house on cooler days. Anyway you pair them, skirts over pants has made a comeback in the fashion world.


  1. As nice as the look is, doesn't this negate the air circulation that skirts provide?

  2. I agree, you lose some of the circulation with leggings, but for cooler weather, I think leggings are helpful in keeping the legs warm when wearing a knee-length skirt. I think it as more of an "occasional" look.

  3. I'm cool with the winter aspect, just had not tried it yet. I'll give it a try. If I could get past my wifes dislike of my skirts I would wake up this valley town in VA, ever hopeful!

  4. If I have to compare walking outside in trousers or skirt and tights, I have to acknowlegde that warmer with temperatures around freezing than trousers...

  5. I find an above knee skirt with tights is super comfortable on a cool day. I prefer skirts with some spandex or pleats. This is so my movement can be unrestricted at work.
    Keep up the good work, Skirty!