Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean your outfits should be reflect the weather. A dress can be used all year around even though your options may be limited in the winter it still doesn't mean you shouldn't wear them. I love wearing tights in the winter time however this year I've incorporated socks with my dresses. Wearing socks with your booties is another great alternative for a dress or skirt J.Crew and Madewell have adorable socks that will add some funk to your outfit.
Have you tried the sock trend yet?