Wearing shorts in the winter may seem like a big no-no, but it is possible to pull off the piece during chilly temps without looking, well, crazy. It's true that shorts are traditionally reserved for warmer weather, but when crafted from the right fabrics (think: tweed, leather, and wool) and styled appropriately, shorts are an incredibly chic option for your winter wardrobe. Plus, shorts are a great way to break up your uniform—you know, instead of alternating between dresses, pants, and skirts everyday. But how do you wear shorts while keeping nice and toasty this season? We're here to help.
The obvious answer: Wear shorts with black opaque tights. Some of our favorites are Wolford’s Matte Opaque 80s ($61, saksfifthavenue.com) and Falke’s Pure Matt 100s ($59, net-a-porter.com). But if you want to go beyond basic black tights, there are a few other ways to accessorize shorts. For starters, wear your shorts with an over-the-knee boot. Ahead, we show you 6 stylish ways to wear shorts in the winter.
1. Style with Over-the-Knee Boots
Over-the-knee boots (aka, the shoe of the season) will keep your legs extra warm. Plus, you can wear chunky wool socks underneath without anyone noticing.
2. Wear A Longer Style Crafted in a Heavier Fabric
Sleek leather shorts are a much warmer option than a lightweight pair. Plus, the knee-grazing silhouette will keep you covered up in all the right ways.
3. Pair with black opaque tights
Choose opaque tights (verses sheer), which provide a sleek monochromatic look (and will keep gams extra warm).
4. Sport a short suit
A tweed short suit is a modern classic for a reason. Wear with tights and a closed-toe shoe for the ultimate style statement.
5. Add a longer coat
A knee-grazing coat will help keep your bottom a little warmer.