When you sense a chill in the air, and the nights begin to draw in, you need an outfit that keeps you beautifully warm but still looks amazing, and the hot trend for this season is the sweater and skirt combination. Maybe this is because it’s such a versatile option, but matching a cosy sweater and skirt is a hugely popular move, and there are so many ways you can wear this style. Luxurious chunky knits, suave cashmere, and soft wool are all wonderful yarns for creating a sweater, whilst an autumn skirt with tweed, wool or heavy cotton makes the perfect match.
To show your professional side, a skirt and sweater combo is superb for office wear. Choose a knee-length corduroy skirt in a simple colour, and team it with a soft clingy polo-neck with long sleeves to exude a smart persona. A wool-mix pencil skirt shows off your figure discreetly, especially when worn with a matching tunic-length jumper, perhaps with a narrow belt to accent your waist. Or why not consider a calf-length skirt with rich cotton print, teamed with a plain sloppy-joe sweater with three-quarter sleeves? Stylish footwear creates the finishing touch, and all these would look great with classic court shoes, little ankle boots or even knee boots. And you can always add a loose jacket if the temperature really drops.
The sweater and skirt trend is also a fabulous option for dressing down on your day off, without losing your innate sense of style. You may prefer longer skirt lengths for cooler days, such as versions in denim or wool, which will keep the warmth in as you move, especially when worn with casual boots or knee-length boots for added insulation. Thick chunky sweaters can look outstanding with longer skirts, and outsized designs can really give emphasis to a petite frame. Opt for long sleeves and a cowl neck, and you can even wear this outfit into the winter with an under-layer such as a long-sleeved tee.
You can even go completely upmarket with the skirt and sweater outfit. Here the emphasis is on looking stunning, so you can get away with thinner yarns and shorter skirts. A smartly-tailored wool mini-skirt worn with a matching loose sweater that features leg-of-mutton sleeves and generous polo neck looks beautifully sophisticated. And a layered tulle skirt looks surprisingly lovely teamed with a silky scoop-neck sweater with three-quarter sleeves.
The featured photo is of Janni Deler wearing sunglasses from River Island, knitted sweater from Jaquard, blue skirt from Choies, bag from Celine and the shoes are from Jeffrey Campbell
We are loving Mary Seng’s edgy and alternative skirt/sweater style! By pairing this slitted midi skirt with sneakers and a frayed knit sweater, Mary has created a varied and authentic look which screams individuality.
Sneakers: Forzieri, Dress: Zara, Cardigan: JW Hulme, Bag: IRO.
Sweater And Skirt: Aimee Song is wearing a dark blue turtleneck from A.L.C, and the skirt is from Robert Rodrigeuz
Jessie Chanes is wearing a white fluffy coat from FashionPills
Aida Domenech is wearing a black faux fur Sweater from Zara and the green skirt is from Minuet
Rima Vaidila is wearing a black turtleneck from Urban Outfitters and the Herron skirt is from Jaggar
Anine Bing in a sweater from Lindex and the skirt is the white layered skirt from her own collection
Danielle Bernstein is wearing grey on grey, sweater from Elie Tahari for Kohls, skirt from Pixie Market and the clutch is from Whistles
Aida Domenech is wearing a pale blue vintage sweater, black skirt and boots from Zara, bag from Balenciaga
Annabelle Fleur is wearing a black faux quilted leather skirt and turtleneck from Banana Republic and a bag from Chanel
Wendy Nguyen is wearing a nude turtneck sweater from Mason by Michelle Mason, and a light blue circle skirt from H&M, shoes from Celine and the shoes are from Christian Louboutin
Annette Haga is wearing a black and white knitted sweater from Free People, black skirt from Topshop and the bag is from Balenciaga