4 Skirts for Fall & How to Wear Them

by - September 22, 2020

Fall in the South is a confusing time. Sometimes it's cool in the morning or evening but feels like summer during the day. Other days it's cool from sunup to sundown. Humidity is still a thing. Layers are your friend, but even with them you can still overdress.

Today I'm sharing the four skirts I rely on in a southern fall: corduroy, suede, denim, and leather.

Textured skirts are the easiest way to stay cool and seasonally appropriate. Skirts are easy to dress up or down. They pair with almost any type of shoe, although I'm using boots for the purpose of this post.

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and usually wear size 6/8 or medium in tops/dresses, size 6 in skirts/pants, and size 7 in shoes.

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corduroy skirt

Corduroy Skirt

Corduroy screams cooler weather, but here in the South it's rarely cold enough to get away with wearing it. The material is thick and warm. I would die in a pair of corduroy pants, but a skirt is more tolerable especially when paired with a lighter top, like this sheer chiffon blouse. A jacket layered on top will keep any chill away. If it actually got cold enough, I would wear this skirt with a chunky white or cream colored sweater.

My skirt is from Old Navy last year. They have a similar style this year but not in the red. I've linked to it below, as well as a cute button-front option.

Outfit Details
Shirt: Kut from the Kloth (similar)
Skirt: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Boots: Old Navy (similar)

suede skirt

Suede Skirt

This suede skirt is one of my favorite things to wear in the fall and winter. It's such a pretty texture and pairs nicely with sweaters and blouses. This combination I'm showing here is pretty popular on Pinterest so I thought I would give it a twirl.

I've had this suede skirt for going on five years now so it's definitely not available anymore, but I've linked to a similar option below.

Outfit Details
Shirt: Old Navy (similar)
Skirt: Cato (similar)
Boots: ShoeDazzle (similar)

denim midi skirt

Denim Midi Skirt

Denim mini skirts have a decidedly summer feel to them, but denim itself lends to cooler temperatures. So when summer turns to fall, swap out your denim mini for a midi instead. You can wear it with a blouse, t-shirt, or sweater. I chose to pair it with this super cozy cardigan and ankle boots.

This skirt is a new addition to my closet. Because of the button-front, I sized up to an 8 instead of my usual 6.

Outfit Details
Sweater: Old Navy (exact, wearing size M)
Skirt: Old Navy (exact, wearing size 8)
Boots: Old Navy (similar)

leather skirt

Leather Skirt

You can't go wrong with a leather skirt in cooler weather. The possibilities are endless, but this year I'm in love with the idea of wearing it with looser-fitting sweatshirts and sweaters and unexpected shoes (like these wine-colored booties). My sweatshirt comes in a bunch of different patterns and has that lived-in feel.

I've had this skirt for quite awhile so it's not available, but I linked to a similar option below.

Outfit Details
Sweatshirt: Old Navy (exact, wearing size M)
Skirt: The Limited (similar)
Boots: ShoeDazzle (similar)

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