These 8 Outfits Prove Skirts Deserve a Place in Your Autumn Wardrobe

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Summer may have officially come to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you now need to relegate everything but your jeans and jumpers into storage. Instead, we’re looking for ways to keep our fashion fire alight as we head into autumn, and one of the simplest ways to ensure your ensembles look stylish and versatile is by adding a few well-chosen skirts into your rotation.

Although dresses tend to steal much of the sartorial limelight, skirts are arguably even more wearable. Yes, you read right. With so many iterations out there—mini, midi, flowy, structured, woollen, silky—the number of autumn skirt outfits you can assemble is truly endless.

To prove our point, we’ve found eight incredibly chic autumn skirt outfits you’ll be tempted to re-create for yourself this season. Scroll on to see the autumn skirt outfits—utilising everything from classic black jumpers and chunky knee-high boots to Breton-stripe tops and leather jackets—that’ll keep your style fresh for the rest of 2021.

CHUNKY KNIT + FLUID MIDI

Style Notes: One of the best things about autumn is the glorious texture combinations you can wear. Jessica Skye’s satin skirt and knitted jumper are the perfect example of this.

Shop the look:

COS Turtleneck Knitted Jumper (£59)

Ghost Caro Skirt (£79)

H&M Leather Boots (£90)

CROPPED JACKET + KNITTED PENCIL

Style Notes: The best dressers always play with proportions, and we love how Abi Omole has masterfully paired her cropped boxy jacket with a streamlined knitted skirt.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Buttoned Patch Pocket Wool Jacket (£120)

Monki Ribbed Knit Skirt (£25)

Zara Strappy Leather Sandals (£109)

PATENT LEATHER + CLASSIC CHECKS

Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to make heritage checks feel modern is with the addition of edgy separates. Megan Adelaide Vega gets it right with her patent-leather-jacket-and-chunky-boot tag team.

Shop the look:

Helmut Lang Black Suede-Trimmed Patent-Leather Jacket (£590)

Burberry Kammie Pencil Skirt (£590)

FitFlop Pilar Leather Ankle-Boots (£150)

SLEEK BLAZER + WRAP MINI

Style Notes: Miniskirts are trending this season, but if you’re worried about them not feeling grown-up enough, wear yours with a sleek black blazer, just like Najma Ahmed did.

Shop the look:

COS Boyfriend Fit Blazer (£135)

Free People The Rickie Top (£24)

Wardrobe NYC Release 05 Prince of Wales-Check Mini Skirt (£595)

BOLD KNIT + CIRCLE SKIRT

Style Notes: Grece Ghanem doesn’t do outfits by halves—her pairing of a bold checked circle skirt with an equally impactful knit is a lesson in autumn dressing.

Shop the look:

Nili Lotan Wooster Cable-Knit Sweater (£500)

Michael Kors Collection Flared Checked Wool-Blend Skirt (£248)

Mango Heel Leather Ankle Boots (£60)

BELTED JACKET + MINIMALISTIC MIDI

Style Notes: Vega wears autumn skirt outfits so well we had to sneak in another one of her flawless looks. Here, she adds interest to a relatively plain midi skirt with a mustard-tone belted jacket. Handily, we’ve found its doppelgänger.

Shop the look:

NA-KD Belted Melange Jacket in Yellow (£57)

Vince Flared Skirt (£275)

Russell & Bromley Hot Sox Suede Boots (£335)

DENIM + DENIM

Style Notes: When we talk about double denim, the conversation usually revolves around jeans. But Camille Charrière showcases that the look works just as well with a denim skirt in the equation.

Shop the look:

H&M Denim Shirt Jacket (£25)

Zara Oversized Striped Top (£20)

See by Chloé Contrast Denim Skirt (£240)

TAN SUEDE + JEWEL-TONE SILK

Style Notes: Slip skirts have been going strong for a few seasons now, and they work just as well for autumn as they do summer. Switch out vest tops in favour of flannel shirting or suede jackets to give them a cold-weather spin.

Shop the look:

NastyGal Real Suede Oversized Fringe Jacket (£108)

12 Storeez Silk Side Slit Skirt (£142)

Khaite Derby Leather Boots (£1240)

Next Up, Autumn/Winter 2021 Trends: The Only Fashion Looks You Need to Know

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