Woman wearing sweater top with plaid wool skirt and leggings

Feminine Classy Fall Wardrobe : Leggings & Short Skirts

A Fashion Formula you must know!

Ladies, does cold weather make you feel less feminine and stylish and more hulky and pajama-y? I grew up in cold weather and so take it from me, it can be done in a beautiful way and still keep you warm. I believe great style is meant for our homes and our families, and our God gifted days!

Let’s get straight to the point

There are two important pieces for a classy, feminine, cold weather wardrobe: fleece lined leggings and short skirts. Now these two items are often villainized as being immodest but they are actually classy feminine items when paired to use the strength of that item not it’s weakness.

Bending and sitting in a short skirt is just indecent. Likewise, leggings often fall into the “yuck” category because of thin fabrics and the way they are often worn with short tops putting everything on display. But short skirts and leggings worn together cancel out the bad!

Leggings make a short skirt modest and short skirts make leggings modest!

In cold weather specifically, these items work together to keep you warm and styled!

Choose warmer fabrics!

Emphasis on the “fleece lined leggings”. For cold weather, not just any leggings will work. Fleece lined leggings make a difference in keeping you warm.

The Lord blessed me to find this plaid wool skirt at the thrift shop! For cold weather, wool skirts are superior for warmth as they are water resistant, great insulation and a wind barrier. Yes, the material actually matters. You can wear any short skirt over leggings as this fashion formula but wool skirts specifically insulate better than other materials such as cotton, acrylic, or polyester for instance. This is a cold weather fashion formula so these details are a part of that. Skirts give a ladylike polish but they are also another barrier against cold!

I recommend knit sweater tops, not t-shirt material tops. Sweater tops have more structure and lay better than jersey type material t-shirt fabric. The better fabric of your tops alone will make you look less frumpy. This is a sweater top in a peacock green with scalloped neckline and sleeves and these kinds of style details also make a sweater top look more tailored. When a sweater is thin it can be tucked into a skirt without making you look bulkier in the waist.

Get Dressed for the Day

It is never a waste to get dressed in the morning even when you’re at home. You will feel so much more productive and dignified being well dressed. Your own household would love to see you at your best every day. Why save it only for the outside world or other people?

Your presence of dignity and femininity in your home is a blessing to your family! Every day is a gift from God and an opportunity to bring joy and beauty to the little world that you get to influence for good. Your home is an atmosphere and a culture that you make….if you are a homemaker!

Make it lovely, Barbie

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"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise think about these things." Philippians 4:8 Blogging about country living, homemaking, fashion and decor tips with a penchant for all things princessy, Barbie

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