While sweaters and skirts are individually pieces we all own and probably have many iterations of in our closets, when combined, they're otherworldly. Sweaters are a fall and winter style staple, yet it takes an extra step to bring them into truly stylish territory. A pretty skirt is just what's needed to tie the pretty look together. Pair a chunky sweater with a flowing patterned skirt or a thin knit with a cool leather piece—the combinations are truly endless. See just how and why this pairing has withstood the test of time and surpassed even the strongest of trend cycles.
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Let a pretty patterned skirt peek out from underneath a longer sweater. Top it off with a wide belt to add a bit of shape.
A thinly ribbed knit complements a cool skirt in a statement-making color.
Take a note from fashion girls and tuck your locks into your sweater.
Elevate minimalistic shapes by colorblocking with bold primary tones.
If you're opting for a patterned skirt, choose a standout color to match your shoes and bag.
Warm autumnal colors are always a good idea.
A midi skirt looks extra stylish when worn with sleek sock boots.
Balance out cabin-y Fair Isle knits with a delicate sheer skirt.
Save your cropped sweaters for skirts with a high waist.
Wear a set with matching prints and you're basically Alexa Chung.
Flirty ruffles are grounded by Western-inspired knee-high boots and a thick cable-knit sweater.
Belt a button-front cardigan and leave the bottom few closures open to show off a pretty pastel skirt.
The editor-approved combo involves choice cutouts and edgy hardware detailing (in trend-forward red, of course).
It girls are all wearing their skirts and sweaters with thick-sole sneakers.
A simple crewneck sweater grounds a forward zip-up patent-leather mini.
Try a monochrome look with textures like satin and angora that stand out.
A matching sweater-skirt set looks of-the-moment with ankle boots and a mini handbag.