Autumn may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that you now need to relegate everything but your jeans and jumpers into storage. Instead, we’re looking for ways to keep our fashion fire alight as we move into winter, and one of the simplest ways to ensure your ensembles look stylish and versatile is by adding a few well-chosen skirts into your rotation.
Although dresses tend to steal much of the sartorial limelight, skirts are arguably even more wearable. Yes, you read right. With so many iterations out there—mini, midi, flowy, structured, woollen, silky—the number of autumn skirt outfits you can assemble is truly endless.
To prove our point, we’ve found eight incredibly chic autumn skirt outfits you’ll be tempted to re-create for yourself this season. Scroll on to see the autumn skirt outfits—utilising everything from classic black jumpers and chunky knee-high boots to Breton-stripe tops and leather jackets—that’ll keep your style fresh for the rest of 2022.
1. TURTLENECK + FLUID MIDI
Style Notes: One of the best things about autumn is the glorious texture combinations you can wear. Chloé Pierre’s satin skirt and patent boots are the perfect examples of this.
2. STRIPED KNIT + A-LINE MINI SKIRT
Style Notes: The best dressers always play with proportions, and we love how Francesca Saffari has masterfully paired her oversized jumper with a slim A-line mini skirt.
3. LONG COAT + PLEATED SKIRT + TRAINERS
Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to make pleated skirts feel everyday-appropriate is by adding trainers. Franny Fyne gets it right with her grey-maxi-and-retro-sneaker tag team.
4. SLEEK BLAZER + MINI SKIRT
Style Notes: Miniskirts are trending this season, but if you’re worried about them not feeling grown-up enough, wear yours with a sleek black blazer, just like Najma Ahmed did.
5. SLIP SKIRT + OVERSIZED SHIRT
Style Notes: So simple, yet so effective. Pair a slip skirt with an oversized shirt in any colour of choice and add heels for the perfect evening-ready look.
Style Notes: You can always rely on Anouk for timeless, elegant looks that can be easily recreated. Here she's styled a black skirt with a cosy grey knit and heels. The slit adds extra interest and helps this look feel contemporary and sexy, too.
7. DENIM + DENIM
Style Notes: When we talk about double denim, the conversation usually revolves around jeans. But Camille Charrière showcases that the look works just as well with a denim skirt in the equation.
8. TAN SUEDE + JEWEL-TONE SILK
Style Notes: Slip skirts have been going strong for a few seasons now, and they work just as well for autumn as they do summer. Switch out vest tops in favour of flannel shirting or suede jackets to give them a cold-weather spin.