It’s hard enough to drag yourself out of bed on any given day, but when the weather is anything less than ideal… forget about it. You begrudgingly pull on your workweek best while dreaming of cozy sweats — something that would never fly at your 9-to-5. But there is in fact a way to have the best of both worlds. The secret? A sweater skirt. If you have one of these über comfy pieces on hand, you know how truly game-changing they can be for off-duty hours, allowing you to break away from pants without compromising on warmth. But there’s so much more these knit numbers can do. From unexpected on-duty workhorse to sassy night out staple, here are three new ways to rock a sweater skirt in style.
How to Style a Sweater Skirt for Work
Polished doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable and stuffy. Create a solid base for your on-the-clock look with a sweater skirt and shimmery knit top. Layer on chic details like a brushstroke shell, graphic watchstrap and gilded boots to elevate the look into #girlboss territory. A bright orange bag completes the getup, injecting the outfit with fresh fall-inspired color and offering an eye-catching way to tote those everyday essentials.
Banana Republic Long Sweater Skirt ($98) + H&M Glittery Turtleneck Sweater Skirt ($35), COS Brush Print Denim Top ($58), Zara Shiny Leather High Heel Ankle Boots ($120), ASOS Shopper Bag ($36), Casetify Apple Watch Band for Poketo ($70)
How to Style a Sweater Skirt for a Night Out
Step out in style while kickin’ it all cozy-like by making a sweater skirt the foundation of your on-the-town ensemble. Dress it up with bright, strappy kicks and an anything-but-square boxy bag, then look to next-level separates, like this modern eye-let top, to drive things into fashion-forward overdrive. Skip the classic black coat and battle the dwindling temps in a show-stopping leopard print outer layer.
Banana Republic Long Sweater Skirt ($98) + Mango Leopard Faux Fur Coat (Sale Price: $99, regularly $150), ASOS Mini Boxy Shoulder Bag ($45), Topshop Suede Eyelet Shell Top ($115), Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in Berry Sexy ($22), Yoola Design Gold Crochet Ring ($50), ASOS PromotePointed High Heels ($81)
How to Style a Sweater Skirt for the Weekend
Sometimes you just need a break from your favorite denim and that’s where the sweater skirt comes in. Scoring equally in terms of style, comfort and versatility, its one of those pieces you’ll wonder why you never thought to wear it like this before. Rock it with a bright plaid button-down and puffer vest, plus a few cool weather essentials like a fun pom hat and timeless Chelsea boots. Meet your new go-to getup for everything on your weekend agenda.
Banana Republic Long Sweater Skirt ($98) + Uniqlo Flannel Check Shirt ($20), Mango Water Repellent Quilted Gilet (On Sale $45; regularly $70), Grumps Face Pom Beanie ($29), Everlane Chelsea Boot ($235), Becksondergaard Leather Shopper Bag With Leopard Panel ($122; regularly $321), Warby Parker Bird Sunglasses ($145)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!