Your New Go-To Outfit Formula

We happily take our style cues from women who have their wardrobes confidently flowing with pitch-perfect outfits all day, seven days a week. Two street style favourites, Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar and Giovanna Battaglia, have touched upon two different ways to wear the same outfit combination; it's a look we’ll totally be copying now that the festive season is in full swing!

The outfit formula goes a little something like this: Add one statement skirt (think pleats, embellishments or stacks of sequins), wear it with a laid-back gray jumper and slip on a pair of statement heels–that's the outfit formula du jour. The top half of the outfit is laid-back, while from the waist down, it's all about mega-watt pieces.

Scroll down to see how our favourite fashion muses have been working this combination on the streets, and shop the look in our fail-safe guide to getting it spot-on.

Outfit #1: Charlotte Groeneveld's Chunky Knit and Pleated Midi Skirt


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On Groeneveld: & Other Stories Cross Sweater (£65); Tome NYC skirt; Jimmy Choo Rosana Ballet Velvet Pumps (£525); Céline sunglasses.

Style Notes: From your waist up, go for cosy off-duty knitwear and always-chic sunglasses, but from your waist-down, it's all about adding after-hours textures like sequins (best placed on a Chanel 2.1), pleats (please) and sumptuous velvet. All together this makes for a look that can totally pass for smart circles in the daylight hours and tick all of the boxes for chichi parties after dark. So versatile.


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Style Notes: For a layered look, go for a midi skirt that'll show off your amplified footwear but go long with your chunky knits for a more flattering, elegant silhouette.

Outfit #2: Giovanna Battaglia's Off-Duty Jumper and Statement Pencil Skirt


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On Battaglia: Céline sunglasses; Acne Studios top; Altuzarra skirt; Gianvito Rossi shoes; Sara Battaglia bag.

Style Notes: Opposites certainly attract when it comes to this outfit combination. Giovanna dialed down her look-at-me Altuzarra skirt with anything-goes sweater by Acne Studios. An off-duty, minimalistic gray jumper is the perfect antidote to outfit overkill.


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Style Notes: With this half off-duty/half cocktail-hour combination locked down, it's important to register that the shoes are best matched with the skirt's style. Case in point—Giovanna opted for a pair of metallic sandals to wear with her high-shine silver skirt. Copy that.


Will you be trying out this outfit combination? Let us know in the comments below!