it’s fall y’all and time for one of our “definitive seasonal guides”. earlier this season, we rolled out our women’s definitive denim guide. today we’re talking about skirts. i’ve picked and compiled some of my favorite looks over the past few seasons and combined them into your single source of truth for skirts. that’s right: we’re talking midi-, maxi-, and everything in-between. because, well, who doesn’t love to wear a skirt in the fall? the weather has definitely cooled down here in Athens, which means i’m reaching for a sweater or two. but regardless of what you’re going to pair with your skirt, sit back and enjoy our women’s guide to skirts for the fall.
leapin’ leopard! yes, leopard print is still going strong this fall. and i for one am thrilled. this (similar) leopard skirt from [Talbots] has a forgiving waistband and on-trend pleats. love the midi-length which is perfect with pumps or boots. this skirt will be on style repeat all fall long as there are so many ways to wear it.
today, i paired the (similar) leopard skirt with a (similar) black cami and ivory silk blouse (old, similar here). the shirt could have been tied at the waist instead of tucked. but i wanted the (similar) belt from Versace to shine, so i opted for tucked. mixing high and low-end pieces is a style trick i’ve used for years. it works!
midi skirt 1 (Talbots) | midi skirt 2 (Ann Taylor) | midi skirt 3 (J.Crew)
today’s outfit is about taking the week head-on. for a classic, sophisticated look starts with a monochromatic black outfit. perfectly appropriate for the winter temps here in Athens, i am opting for a (similar) black turtleneck, (similar) black midiskirt paired with (similar) black boots. to amp up the sharp suiting look, i popped on a (similar) houndstooth blazer (last seen here and here).
wrap skirt 1 (Talbots) | wrap skirt 2 (Ann Taylor) | wrap skirt 3 (Nordstrom)
since i’m a big believer of having the basics on hand. those wardrobe workhorses you depend on to transition from outfit to outfit with ease. and span the seasons. i relied on this blue tee (similar here and here) to pull this outfit together. read more about my ‘back to basics’ series here. an adorable (similar) orange skirt is next. this skirt runs true to size. i’m wearing a size 8, and it fits to a T. the gold buttons, and A-line shape are what drew me to this skirt.
button front skirt (Talbots) | button front 2 skirt (Ann Taylor) | button front 3 skirt (J.Crew)
today’s ootd starts with a timeless (similar) Ponte pencil skirt in a bold color – apple red (similar in yellow)v. it’s tailored to perfection yet this skirt is so forgiving as it’s crafted from refined Ponte that skims your body and hides any imperfections. this (similar) pencil skirt is the perfect choice for a jam-packed day that starts with breakfast and a much-needed cup of joe. a multi-color braided trim tweed blazer (similar here) adds effortless sophistication. the addition of a classic denim shirt keeps this outfit polished yet playful.
pencil skirt 1 (Talbots) | pencil skirt 2 (Ann Taylor) | pencil skirt 3 (J.Crew)
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Thank you for posting on Sundays! So many bloggers I follow do not. It’s so nice to see something positive and beautiful from you everyday!
Beth, I just love it when you wear a shorter length pencil skirt! You are a gorgeous woman! SO inspirational! ❤️
YOUR blog. Fantastic!
I love skirts, but nobody seems to wear them anymore. They look much better on me than pants as the fit isn’t as crucial. None of my pants seem to fit right and I can’t try them on because I can’t find a plus petite in a store. I’m just going to wear my skirts whether anyone else does or not! Thanks for the suggestions, Beth
you are such a inspiration with all your ideas. Thanks for inspiring us. Anne
I haven’t worn skirts in years…varicose veins that just keep coming back don’t jibe with showing off my legs…..but the black on black outfit reminded me of the way I wore skirts in the 70’s…long and swirling with boots. One of my favorite looks ever.
I may just go out and search for a black midi skirt…have the blazer, have the boots and turtleneck….
Have a terrific Sunday…and thank you for some inspiration today!
As always, your instincts for what works are superb. This is slightly off topic, but my JCrew denim jumpsuit finally arrived, and it’s a hit! I would never have given it a second look had it not been featured here. Keep doing what you’re doing, and be well!
I’m not making a new purchase on boots since its looks like we may still be housebound. I don’t buy trendy boots anyway so my old ones will do. I love the leopard skirt and the red skirt has such cute details. Maybe a new skirt.🙂
I really enjoy your reading your posts.
I would love hear you talk about wearing tights, coloured and nude and abiut wearing them with sneakers.
Margaret (New Zealand)
Just a small comment. I far prefer your hair short. It is much more attractive on you. Takes years off you.
All of your skirt looks are stunning. Particularly love the last one. With tights and leggings of all lengths and colors available, as well as so many footwear choices, skirts are a great option year round. Thanks for this inspiring post.
I’m Risa from Thailand. Your many looks helpful to me either skirt, dress, short. I’m following you on FB (pending approve) and your blog is my inspire and guide me to create my own.
Skirt length must be under the knee.
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