Some of the best things in life come in pairs: Kate and William, Dolce & Gabbana, Ben & Jerry’s. And one of our perennial fall favorites, sweaters-and-skirts. Admired for its easy-going nature, versatility, and cool-girl sophistication, the sweater-skirt-combo has proven itself a go-to favorite amongst the fashion set. This season the power pairing is being worn in strikingly fresh and modern ways; combining punk-rock patent skirts with soft and delicate knits, or ladylike polka-dot prints with chunky menswear-inspired turtlenecks. Mixing-and-matching prints and fabrics is half of the fun. The other half? Dynamic shoes and accessories to finish off the look. Think glitter boots (à la Chanel), of-the-moment fanny packs, red sock boots, and striking jewelry.
Scroll on to see the coolest ways to style your skirt-and-sweater pairings this season.
Leather skirt + neutral sweater
Opposites attract: Toughen up a soft and cozy white sweater (or a sporty pullover) with a tough and edgy patent leather skirt. Guaranteed to make your Instagram look seriously chic.
Print skirt + chunky knit
Feminine polka-dots meets masculine turtleneck in this match made in sartorial heaven. Just add white or black ankle boots for a street style moment waiting to happen.
Pleated skirt + belted cardigan
Velvet skirt + V-neck sweater
Nothing says fall like a sumptuous velvet skirt. Graduate to fashion-girl status by pairing it with a slouchy V-neck sweater and poppy-red sock boots.
Mini skirt + oversize knit
The ultimate fashion-girl power pairing—a loose crewneck sweater tucked nonchalantly into a chic miniskirt (preferably in leather or a check print). Let a longline blazer and knee-high glitter boots elevate your look.