The Fall Look We'll Be Wearing Most: 12 Perfect Skirt-and-Sweater Combos
There’s no doubt that a sweater-and-skirt set makes for the perfect in-between season uniform: Shorter skirt hemlines help cool off legs during warmer days, and cozy knits keep you from getting chilly on crisp nights. That’s why we did all the work for you and matched 12 statement sweaters with a corresponding skirts, from trendy ensembles like a bright open-knit top with a sculpted peplum bottom, to delicate getups like a sweet tulip printed sweatshirt with a ladylike streamlined skirt. These instant outfits are all functional and fashion-forward, so click through to shop these power couples, and see tips on why they work.
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Combo 1: Make a Statement Outfit
There’s no question that this sculpted skirt demands all attention. And rightly so, thanks to its jacquard check fabric, asymmetrical hem, ribbon trimming and angled peplum. But instead of predictably topping it with something subdued, pack a one-two punch with a zesty orange loose knit.
Combo 2: Go for the Gold
The days of warm-weather leather may be long gone, but you can inject some warmth into your look with gold-rushed leather. Balance the sunny metallic mini with a cool-weather fabric, like tweed, for the ultimate seasonal ensemble.
Combo 3: Speak to Your Soft Side
Soften the gradient grid pattern with a marbled pastel sweater. The dark cuffs, neckline and hem perfectly complement the skirt's contrasting lines. Sleek enough for the office and casual enough for after-hours, this combination has the best of both worlds.
Combo 4: Fall For All-Over Stripes
Defy the norm and pair stripes on stripes. To avoid looking as though you’ve overdosed on one pattern, be smart and diversify. Got a sweater with spaced-out stripes? Team it with a skirt that boasts skinny clusters, and vice versa.
Combo 5: Color-Block Like a Pro
Combo 6: Pull Off A Sweatshirt
A sweatshirt typically calls to mind ratty, days-old gym wear. This one is speckled with sweet tiny tulips, taking the sporty design to a whole new level. Further dress up the material with a neutral streamlined skirt.
Combo 7: Consider a Cold-Weather Crop
Cropped tops aren’t just for hot-weather months-this black-and-white woven pullover has a high-low hem. To prevent midriff exposure, stick with a high-waisted knee-length pencil skirt (and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous) in a graphic print. Tie your look together with black accessories.
Combo 8: Sweeten Up Leather
Combo 9: Gear Up for High Shine
Treat this patent finish like it’s the star. To avoid direct competition with the glossy midi, keep quiet on loud embellishments. Any neutral wool knit will do, but for an extra oomph, pull over a contrasting floral pattern with the teensiest hint of sparkle.
Combo 10: Be a Print Mixologist
The trick to combining prints: Offset a diminutive pattern (the skirt's intricate lace) with a bold one (the sweater's extra-large stripes). Still uncertain? Then make sure your separates have at least one color in common. In this case, it's black.
Combo 11: Get a Feel for Texture
When you're strutting your stuff in a body-skimming bandage skirt, a wrong turn can quickly cross over into taboo territory. For a daytime-appropriate look, play with different textiles and opt for a cozy, chunky open-knit.
Combo 12: Count On the Classic Maxi
For cooler days, cover up in a go-to black floor-grazing skirt. Have fun on top with a delightful print. This playful sweater is lined with two jewel-like beetle patterns—one on the front and sleeves in wool and the other on the back in luxe satin.