Monday, November 17, 2014

Fashionspiration: Skirts for Fall

The temperatures have dropped and the snow has fallen in Northwest Ohio, which means I’m continuously reaching for tall boots and cozy sweaters. It’s easy to get stuck in a style rut this time of year, so I remind myself there are many other alternatives. With midi skirts and all kinds of boots trending, it’s not so hard to mix it up! Here’s how to take inspiration from skirts this season:

Step 1. Get inspired by the collage below and select a skirt.
From wool pencil and metallic jacquard skirts to flowing tulle and leather skater skirts, there are plenty to choose from. Find a style that you fancy for the occasion.

Step 2. Select your shoe.
Closed toe pumps and boots work best this time of year. Monochrome outfit? Consider a statement shoe of perforated leather or a bold color. Wool pencil skirts look good with pumps and heels with ankle straps. Leather skirts contrast well with a soft suede boot, while cozy knits pair nicely with patent leather. You can hide tall boots under flowing, floor-skimming boots for extra warmth. Speaking of extra warmth…

Step 3. Add extra warmth.
Fleece-lined leggings are incredibly warm. I wore a pair last New Year’s Eve and at times I was hot. There’s also fun colored and patterned tights to elevate a simple outfit. If you’re wearing tall boots, wear warm socks. Under many skirts, you may be able to add an extra layer, whether that’s Spanx or a slip. Lastly, top your skirt-inspired outfit with a proper winter coat – a mid-length wool skirt in a corresponding color will go with just about anything, short leather coats with bulky scarves give long flowy skirts some edge and a military coat with fur trim is a funky topper for casual looks.

Tell me, how do you wear skirts in the cold weather?

How the designers presented it

1. Maiyet Fall 2014
2. Marissa Webb Fall 2014
3. Max Mara Fall 2014
4. Derek Lam Fall 2014
5. Milly Fall 2014
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How the bloggers wore it
1. Aimee Song from We the People
2. Emma Watson by Chris Jackson and Getty Images
3. Olivia Palermo from Collage Vintage
4. Shiona Turini from Gastro Chic
5. Unknown from

How you can get it
1. Metallic Jacquard Midi Skirt from Asos, $113.70
3. Black Tassle Mini Skirt from Doroth Perkins, $89
4. Tweed Pencil Skirt from Banana Republic, $89.50

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