Blair Waldorf, the Royals, and Fashion Editors Would All Wear This Fall Trend


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What do you get when you put Blair Waldorf, royals like Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, and fashion girls together? Not a whole lot, actually. Since one of them is a fictional TV character and the others have very strict dress codes, there's not much crossover in their wardrobes, as you can imagine. Surprisingly, though, there's one fall trend you'd find in each of their closets. Just like we saw pantsuits everywhere last fall and into this spring, there's another suiting trend bubbling up right now, and it's one we're quite sure all three of the above parties would be all over.

I'm talking about skirt suits, but I know what you're probably thinking—that the matching blazer-and–pencil skirt sets (often rendered in tweed and plaid) feel a bit too stuffy for 2018. Let me explain. This fall, skirt suits are coming back in a big way. Designers like Tibi and Calvin Klein are reimagining them in sleek, forward designs, and I have a strong feeling they're going to be the outfit of choice for fashion girls to style with their basics like T-shirts and sneakers.

Intrigued? Go on to see how fashion girls, royals, and Blair Waldorf have all worn these matching sets, and then shop the styles that feel totally unstuffy.

The OG skirt suits were royal


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Princess Diana aced this '80s color palette.

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Even Kate's sapphire engagement ring matches her skirt suit.

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Queen Letizia nailed warm-weather suiting.

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Meet the Upper East Side's queen of the skirt suit


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Blair's style may be a bit fussy, but this fall's skirt suits are anything but.

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Fashion girls are co-opting the trend


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Print mixing makes this polished set look undeniably fresh.

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Pastels and gingham are giving us a very subtle Cher Horowitz vibe.

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Now you're all set to try out the trend, too.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.