How To Wear Shorts in Winter: 5 Chic Cold Weather Outfits

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It’s just natural that you’d want to be fully clothed this winter. The bitter cold of this season just doesn’t permit flimsy or skimpy clothing for outdoor use.

But we suggest you get creative. Don’t write off shorts just yet because there are actually a number of stylish attires you can put together, with shorts as your key piece. Allow these bloggers to show you the ropes:

1. Get coverage with fleece-lined or high-denier tights

Personal style blogger Sissy wore her shorts, but she still looked warmed up in her textured top and coat. If you have tights thick enough to provide optimum comfort outdoors, take a chance with open-toed sandals.

Sissy wore animal print shorts in winter with warm tightsSissy wore animal print shorts in winter with warm tights

2. Transition denim jeans to winter with a chunky knitted sweater and thigh-high boots

If you think denim shorts are only meant to be worn during summer, think again. Miranda Kerr wore hers with a pair of tights.

Style blogger Gabrielle kept it winter-appropriate with the help of a basic slouchy sweater and a pair of drool-worthy thigh-high boots. Copy Gabrielle’s styling by tucking just a portion of the sweater in for a deliberately unkempt look.

Gabrielle wore denim shorts with sexy black thigh-high bootsGabrielle wore denim shorts with sexy black thigh-high boots

3. Jazz up denim shorts garb with printed sweaters and ruched boots

Give your summer denim shorts an updated look by wearing them with printed sweaters just like what Monica did here.

Add a pair of ruched or equestrian-style boots and accessorize with chunky jewelry. You can also drape an oversized coat over your shoulders if it gets too cold.

Monica styled her denim shorts with a printed sweater and bootsMonica styled her denim shorts with a printed sweater and boots

4. Summer shorts with a fur vest and a sweater

Occasionally steer away from coats. Stay warm in a thick sweater combined with a fur vest instead. This tandem would work well with a pair of shorts. Like Nikita, you can also wear a pair of tights to crank up the warm factor of your ensemble.

Nikita wore sexy shorts with tights and a fur vestNikita wore sexy shorts with tights and a fur vest

5. Skort with a cable-knitted sweater and a button-down collared shirt

Prisca, whose blog Mochaccinoland is no longer available online, teamed up her tartan skorts with a cute sweater. Wear a white button-down shirt underneath, and make sure the collars are peeking out from under it.

Prisca shows how to wear tartan skorts with a cute sweater in winterPrisca shows how to wear tartan skorts with a cute sweater in winter

We also love the versatility of the following shorts from Shopbop and Farfetch. They are great for winter but can easily mesh into your wardrobe for the rest of the year:

Ellery Billy Brown Signature Hot PantsEllery Billy Brown Signature Hot Pants, $348

One Teaspoon Bleach Tie Dye Outlaws ShortsOne Teaspoon Bleach Tie-Dye Outlaws Shorts, $99

Alice + Olivia Back Zip Polka Dot ShortsAlice + Olivia Back Zip Polka-Dot Shorts, $176

T by Alexander Wang Grid Gel Print Neoprene ShortsT by Alexander Wang Grid-Gel-Print Neoprene Shorts, $275

Band of Outsiders Rolled Cuff ShortsBand of Outsiders Rolled-Cuff Shorts, $285

Alice + Olivia High Waist ShortsAlice + Olivia High-Waist Shorts, $145.20

STYLESTALKER Power Forward SkortSTYLESTALKER Power Forward Skort, $91

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from wearing these beauties. Keep your wardrobe interesting by playing with pants length and layering with cold-proof pieces.