A midi skirt might not be the first thing you reach for when it comes to building a winter outfit, but Instagram’s best-dressed have been making a pretty good case for the calf-skimming hemlines lately. While each person offers their own spin on the wardrobe staple, the uniting theme seems to be wearing your skirt of choice with a stylish jumper, be it a chunky roll-neck, ribbed fabric or a pop of paintbox brights. The midi-skirt-and-jumper look has become a particular favourite of fashion minimalists such as Alexis Foreman and Brittany Bathgate, who tend to stick to versatile colourways of navy, cream and black. And the result? And super-chic look that massively satisfies my smart, classic taste.
Another uniting theme is contrasting textures, and the simplest of pairings can become instantly elevated when you experiment with fabrics. I’m thinking about Alexis’s leather-skirt-and-wool-jumper get-up and Monikh Dale’s tulle-skirt-and-chunky-crew-neck pairing, both of which pack their own personality but feel undeniably pulled together. So if you’re not sure how to wear your favourite midi skirt as the mercury drops, feel free to use the below outfits to spark your imagination. Scroll down for the 6 midi-skirt and jumper outfits to try this winter.
Style Notes: I love the classic pairing of cream and navy, especially with the addition of chunky leather boots. Cool, stylish, cosy and just perfection.
This is definitely a wear-everyday jumper.
A heavyweight skirt is a must-have during a cold snap.
*Adds to wish list*
What a great pair of boots.
Style Notes: Slip skirts can look really sophisticated if you pair them with a smart turtleneck and a pair of classy black boots, as Chloe proves.
I’d also style this oxblood shade with camel and beige tones.
Nobody’s Child slip skirts never disappointed.
Style Notes: A leather skirt and oversized jumper in matching colourways are an easy way to make a statement, as seen on Alexis. Plus, have you seen those amazing knee-high boots? I’m in love…
This A-line fit is stunning.
The right scarf can elevate any outfit.
Everyone could get a lot of wear out of this boot.
Style Notes: For a low-key party look, make like Monikh and throw on a chunky crew-neck knit over a frothy tulle midi skirt.
Seafoam green suits so many skin tones.
Unleash your inner ballerina with this playful tulle skirt.
These look a lot more expensive than they are.
The perfect size for an evening out.
Style Notes: I’m a big fan of neutral knits and full skirts. This casual take on the outfit combo is particularly great for weekends.
This buttery cream shade is divine.
The perfect winter skirt!
This shaping is so classic.
These loafers have proven to be a staple winter piece.
Just a little pop of colour.
Style Notes: There’s something so old-school Hollywood about circle skirts. Team yours with a slouchy jumper for a more modern look.
Look to Me+Em for elevated knitwear styles.
Navy works well with just about every colour (yes, even black).
Iconic. That’s the only word.
These are my dream slingbacks.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.