The Most Sophisticated Outfit You Can Wear This Fall

best sweater outfits for fall



Here in our L.A. offices, there's rarely a moment where we even get the chance to break out our thicker sweaters and outerwear, since the majority of the time, the weather only warrants a light jacket. While I'm not complaining about this luxury, there are times when I secretly wish it would get as cold as it does in most other parts of the country so that I could put to use the stockpile of fall outfit ideas I have saved up. Now is one of those times. I'm blaming it on a single outfit combo, in particular, which has me feeling a type of way.

Scrolling through my folder of inspiration photos, I noticed a pattern start to emerge. All of the outfits I had a visceral reaction to involved the same three pieces: a slouchy sweater, a pencil or other type of midi skirt, and knee-high leather boots. Sounds pretty specific, right? Well, in just a matter of minutes (i.e., once you scroll down the page), you'll learn exactly why I'm obsessed. Everything about these slouchy sweater-and-skirt outfits has me blasting the AC in my L.A. apartment just so I can re-create them. While pencil skirts don't have a connotation of being particularly fresh-feeling (some would even call them stuffy), I've found the combination of chunky-knit sweaters and leather boots to offer the sophisticated piece a forward—and ultimately cozy—feel.

Ahead, see the photos that have me falling in love with the three-piece outfit and then shop the key pieces you need to nail the look.

On the street:

sweater-and–pencil skirt outfits



They've both got the right idea.

A cropped sweatshirt also works here and adds a cool streetwear element to an otherwise polished ensemble.

sweater-and-skirt outfits


Collage Vintage

These fall colors, though.

Try out a slip instead of a pencil skirt for a softer feel.

slouchy sweater–and-skirt outfits



We'll have what she's wearing, thanks.

sweater-and-skirt outfits for fall



Throw a blazer over it for an extra layer.

fall sweater outfits



This outfit proves the combo works with ankle boots and knee-high boots alike.

Shop slouchy sweaters:

Shop midi skirts:

Wear with a black sweater to let the skirt really stand out.

The model's got the right styling idea.

A faux-leather skirt adds a cool edge to the look.

Shop knee-high boots:

The slouchy leather creates a cool texture when worn with a below-the-knee skirt.

The snakeskin print feels so right now.

Now you're all set to try out my favorite fall outfit combo, too.

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