This Fashionista found the secret to avoiding frumpy fall fashion: spice up classic sweaters with bright, feminine skirts and accessories. Perhaps channeling Taylor Swift (a famous fan of the look), this week’s Fashionista opted for a full, waist-definitive, pleated skirt to give her sweater a glamorous update.
Full skirts were found all over the runways for fall 2012, including shows by Chloe, Lanvin, Givenchy and Christian Dior. As an alternative to skintight bodycon or pencil skirts, full skirts are flirty, ultra-flattering and incredibly comfortable (which makes them perfect for class). Pairing full skirts with sweaters, tights and boots makes them even more fall friendly. This Fashionista’s black tights and neutral sweater balance the vivid coral of her skirt, making the color more appropriate for cooler weather, while her floral headband adds a second pop of color.
To emulate this Fashionista’s classy sartorial success, try a solid-colored pleated skirt, a traditional full skirt or a knee-length full skirt and pair with a knit pullover sweater like this adorable one from Madewell. Daring Fashionistas can also mix patterns by pairing a striped sweater with a printed skirt, but be sure the two patterns have compatible color palettes. When adding a pair of black tights don’t forget to update your tights every year, because a shiny, smooth pair of tights can make an outfit look far more high-end. Finish the look with boots and colorful accessories, like this Fashionista’s eye-catching headband.
For an easy way to enhance your classroom attire, look no further than this Fashionista’s comfy yet classy ensemble. Invest in a new full skirt and black tights, add your favorite cozy sweater and take on fall in a flirty, feminine fashion!