6 Winter Skirts That Work With Every Shoe Style

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Finding the right pair of shoes to go with a new skirt - or vice versa - can be an unforgiving task, so we've decided to make matters easier. These six skirts will work with ALL styles of footwear, from trainers to heels, mules to knee-high boots. Read on to find out which ones you should be snapping up before they sell out - and discover their sole mates...

1. The pleated midi skirt

This skirt's neutral hue, midi length and clean-yet-feminine cut make it a wear-with-anything wonder buy. Allow it to skim over a pair of knee high boots for a '70s feel, add heels for a ladylike vibe, or pop on a pair of skater-style trainers for lazy day chic.

Skirt, £140, Reiss; boots, £51, Jones Bootmaker; slip-on sneaker, £165, Russell & Bromley; slingback block heels, £68, Office

2. The sweater skirt

OK, you're familiar with sweatshirts, but how about sweatskirts? This boiled (yes, boiled) wool number could be a wardrobe game-changer. Pull it on and you've already nailed the sporty/classy balancing act demanded by the athleisure trend, so feel free to dress it up - or down - as you will.

Skirt, £225, Joseph; shoe boots, £225, L.K. Bennett; trainers, £120, KG Kurt Geiger; ankle boots, £39.99, Public Desire

3. The denim pencil skirt

The denim skirt isn't just for summer - it's for Christmas too! A darker wash and tailored feel make this one easy to dress up or down.

Skirt, £230, Acne Studios; knee high boots, £249, Hobbs; studded ankle boots, £84, French Connection; white pumps, £50, Superga

4. The military skirt

The military trend is set to run and run, so get in on the act now. The understated gold detailing on this classic A-line midi skirt will elevate your workwear staples to whole new levels. But don't make the mistake of discarding it after hours: just dress it down with trainers, or up with metallic heels. Red shoes will subtly accentuate the military vibe, whilst gold will enhance the impact of the detailing.

Skirt, £45, Oasis; court shoes, £18, JD Williams; ankle boots, £66, French Connection; trainers, £59.99, Converse

5. The leather wrap skirt

Wrap skirts straddle the border between smart and casual. So which way do you take them? The choice is yours. Add some sass with a printed boot in a contrasting texture, or inject a sporty edge with a pair of fashion trainers.

Skirt, £280, Whistles; over-the-knee boots, £595, L.K. Bennett; leather trainers, £70, French Connection; ankle boots, £269, Hobbs

6. The prom skirt

Thought you could only wear heels with a showstopper like this? Think again. So long as you opt for a shade which meshes with the tones of the skirt, you can wear any style of shoe you like - including trainers.

Skirt, £59, Marks & Spencer; metallic leather slipper, £430, Gucci; trainers, £55.24, Lacoste; metallic crossover sandals, £514.13, Gucci

Samantha Rnic

Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.