These Sweater-and-Skirt Combos Come Seriously Close to Perfection

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.

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A thinly ribbed knit complements a cool skirt in a statement-making color.

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Take a note from fashion girls and tuck your locks into your sweater.

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Elevate minimalistic shapes by colorblocking with bold primary tones.

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If you're opting for a patterned skirt, choose a standout color to match your shoes and bag.

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Warm autumnal colors are always a good idea.

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A midi skirt looks extra stylish when worn with sleek sock boots.

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Balance out cabin-y Fair Isle knits with a delicate sheer skirt.

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Save your cropped sweaters for skirts with a high waist.

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Wear a set with matching prints and you're basically Alexa Chung.

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Flirty ruffles are grounded by Western-inspired knee-high boots and a thick cable-knit sweater.

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Belt a button-front cardigan and leave the bottom few closures open to show off a pretty pastel skirt.

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The editor-approved combo involves choice cutouts and edgy hardware detailing (in trend-forward red, of course).

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It girls are all wearing their skirts and sweaters with thick-sole sneakers.

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A simple crewneck sweater grounds a forward zip-up patent-leather mini.

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Try a monochrome look with textures like satin and angora that stand out.

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A matching sweater-skirt set looks of-the-moment with ankle boots and a mini handbag.

Now shop the coolest sweaters and skirts to create your own look.