Making Dresses & Skirts Work/Winter Appropriate

Happy Thursday!

I live in northern Wisconsin where winters are super cold! Just because it's freezing, doesn't mean I want to wait until summer to wear a cute new dress. Today I'm going to show you how to dress your skirts and dresses up to make them more winter appropriate, which also doubles as work appropriate since I'll be layering or adding leggings or tights for my legs.

There are ways to make any piece more conservative or warmer. With this awesome fringe mini skirt, I used black tights, a leopard top tucked in and an oversized blazer.

If you don't have as conservative of a workplace, you could get away with removing the blazer and this still looks super cute and professional.

Fringe Skirt $32.00 
Black Tights $16.00
Leopard Top $13.80 similar 
Black Oversized Blazer $59.99 similar 
Dolce Vita Casee Booties


This next dress is definitely long enough that you wouldn't have to wear tights or leggings with unless you wanted to. This is such a nice work dress because it's long sleeved, button-up, and a good length. I put on this little scarf and sparkly flats for the finishing touches.

PSA- This dress has pockets!

Plaid Long Sleeve Tie Dress $48.00
Galinsky Flat $39.98 on sale!
Scarf (similar) $8.99 on sale!


I love this next dress! It is seriously so versatile! Looks great on it's own with maroon leggings and tall boots. For a more formal look, put on a sleeveless blazer and for your trips outside put on a faux leather moto jacket to look super polished!

Keyhole Dress $34.00
Maroon Leggings $20.00
Tall Boots (similar) $149.95
Sleeveless Blazer (similar) $60.99 My exact one was from Express 
Faux Leather Jacket (similar) $148.00
Caged Sandals (similar) $32.99


I adore this suede fringe dress! It is so unique! I just wore a long sleeved dress shirt underneath, black tights and some black booties. If you tend to be cold, you can also throw on a cardigan on top.

Suede Fringe Dress $45.00 

Black Dress Shirt (similar) $41.93

Black Tights $16.00

Dolce Vita Casee Booties

Cardigan (similar) $79.99


When in doubt, throw on leggings or tights, a sweater and boots and you'll be ready for work or the winter weather!






1 comment

  • Lindsey

    Love this blog! Excited to give my go at a work/winter appropriate dress at our company Christmas party in a February! Thanks for the ideas :)

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