Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look

Anyone already bored of their go to winter looks? I am! So I’m spicing up winter date night with a gingham winter maxi skirt. 

Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese | Gingham Maxi Skirt

callahan pommed heart sweater | c/o dainty jewells gingham maxi skirt | c/o ariat two24 cognac block heel boots | similar cognac leather handbag | madewell banana | david yurman cable cuffdavid yurman cable ring

I am back with one of my most favorite pieces – this gingham maxi skirt. This is a piece that transcends all seasons and has remained a favorite of mine for over a year now. I’ve styled it for summer – a simple classic look and three ways for vacation AND winter – with a preppy sweatshirt  and dressed up for holiday. Now that we’re back in the winter season, I’m styling it again. This time, for date night (would also work for church, brunch, or girls night)

Anyone else completely live for date night? I am ALL about them! I love getting out, grabbing something yummy, and enjoying some time with my guy. Especially when it gives me the opportunity to dress up a bit and see him looking a little snazzy (all the heart eyes). While I love to dress up, I also love to stay warm and be cozy. It is winter after all. Therefore, a sweater is almost always involved! 

So today, I’m pairing the cutest pommed heart sweater with my favorite winter maxi skirt (calling it a winter maxi skirt as it totally works for the season). A little pro tip: wear leggings, stockings, or thermals under your maxi skirt for extra warmth. I’m wearing star print thermal leggings under the skirt in these photos. 

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Gingham Maxi Skirt, Pommed Heart Sweater
Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog | Gingham Maxi Skirt
Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese | Gingham Maxi Skirt, Cognac Leather Handbag
Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese | Gingham Maxi Skirt, Pommed Heart Sweater
Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese Blog | Gingham Maxi Skirt, Pommed Heart Sweater
Spice Up Your Winter Date Night Look with a Winter Maxi Skirt featured on Louella Reese Blog | Gingham Maxi Skirt

callahan pommed heart sweater | c/o dainty jewells gingham maxi skirt | c/o ariat two24 cognac block heel boots | similar cognac leather handbag | madewell banana | david yurman cable cuffdavid yurman cable ring

Now temps around you may call for an additional layer, so if so, my top picks would be a simple denim jacket, faux fur coat, or a fabulous shearling coat. All of them would look amazing over this look. Go with whatever one matches your personal style best and reflects the place you’re headed on date night. 

What would you pair with this winter gingham maxi skirt?

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32 Comments

  1. Oh no way! I love this skirt, it’s so pretty! I love the sweater top too!

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  2. Emily | Life with Emily wrote:

    well this look is adorable! such a fun, neutral Christmas look!

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Great tip to wear thermals under a maxi!! Helps with styling the skirt ALL year long!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
    • Thanks lady! I was definitely thankful I wore them when temps seriously dropped that day.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  4. Liz wrote:

    I’m obsessed With how you styled this! It’s such a gorgeous outfit!

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
    • Aw thank you Liz!!! It’s a fun one to wear too – the skirt calls for lots of twirling!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  5. lisa Autumn wrote:

    Such a beautiful look babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  6. dana mannarino wrote:

    OMG so smart to wear leggings underneath!
    Now I DEFINITELY need to style for winter – I have no excuse!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  7. Cathy wrote:

    Love this outfit! I am also in love with your fabulous handbag!!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  8. Kim wrote:

    This is such a cute look gf! I love that maxi and the heart pom pom detail on the sweater is so fun!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  9. Mollie wrote:

    I love how you’ve styled this skirt so many different ways! Loving it paired with the heart pom sweater!

    xx Mollie
    http://www.molliemooreblog.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
    • Thank you gal! Definitely wasn’t a piece I expected to wear were so often but has turned out to be quite versatile. I think this pairing might be my favorite as well!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  10. Well you know I just LOVE this look! I mean how cute is that sweater?!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
    • Aw yay!!!! Glad you’re loving it 🙂 the sweater has completely stolen my heart. Don’t judge me if I wear it every single day.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  11. Leah wrote:

    This is such a lovely look! Your hair looks beautiful!

    xx Leah / http://www.leahbehr.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  12. Stephanie wrote:

    I’ll be honest – I rarely dress up for date night anymore. My man loves me in casual clothing. Buuuuut spicing things up isn’t always a bad idea. It sure is nice to get a jaw drop every once in a while. I love the idea of this beautiful gingham skirt! You look stunning!

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  13. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    This sweater is so good! Love the entire look!!

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  14. My winter look needs spicing up but I am a big wuss when it comes to cold and always go for jeans and sweater 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 12.13.18 Reply
  15. I would LOVE to wear this on date night, I’m just not sure the amount of snow on the ground will allow it…the mental debate! Cold or Fashion!?

    K A T E L A T E L Y || fashion & lifestyle blog

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  16. Annie Fairfax wrote:

    Your photos and looks are always so beautiful! I do the maxi skirt + tights in the winter too – I love it!

    Posted 12.18.18 Reply