Do you already own a black skirt? Or maybe more than one? Deciding what to wear with a black skirt shouldn’t be tricky. It really is one of the best wardrobe staples you can own, along with black pants or jeans, as a black skirt will go with all the tops in your closet. Take a look below at black skirt outfits to inspire your next look.
First choose your most flattering black skirt
You can put together countless black skirt outfits no matter what style of black skirt you opt for, so be sure to choose one that flatters your figure.
For example, you could opt for an a-line black skirt that skims over your thighs if you are a pear shape, you could emphasize your hourglass curves with a pencil skirt or you could choose a flowy maxi skirt to add drama for any figure.
Black skirt styles you could choose
Take a look at some of the black skirt styles you could choose and pick your favorite.
A pencil skirt is a timeless classic. You can opt for a very form-fitting or a slightly looser style. Carin @catoinamsterdam above (read her style interview here) mixes classic and playful with her black skirt and print blouse.
Black maxi skirt
A maxi skirt can add drama to your outfit while being easy to wear. You could add a pair of sandals for summer or wear with your boots for cooler weather. Keeping your tops and jackets short will make your legs look longer.
Find more tips in our article on how to wear a maxi skirt.
Black leather skirt
A leather skirt can add a little edge to your outfit. You can choose a pencil skirt or a-line option. I would keep it on or below the knee like Claudia @beafitmom.nl
Choosing an asymmetric hemline can add interest to your outfit. Look out for handkerchief hems, an asymmetric hem that runs diagonally or a high-low style.
9 different ways to wear your black skirt
Now, let’s take a look at some of the skirts from above put together into stylish, easy-to-wear outfits for all seasons.
With a denim jacket and sandals
Because a black skirt can be seen as a formal option, adding a casual material like denim can give your skirt versatility. The outfit below would work well for a summer vacation, but if the weather isn’t warm enough, you could switch the sandals for ankle boots.
sneakers for a casual look
Another idea to make your black skirt less formal and, therefore, more wearable day-to-day is to wear it with your sneakers like Carmen @carmen_gimeno (above).
BLANKNYC Fringe Plaid Shirt Jacket – Good American V-Neck Jersey T-Shirt – Nordstrom Midi Tube Skirt – Veja V-10 Lace Up Sneakers – Roma Leathers Genuine Cross Body Purse Bag – Amazon Essentials Sterling Silver Genuine Stud Earrings
With a classic white shirt
With a blazer for a smart occasion
Heading to work, or for dinner? Then you could add a blazer to your black skirt look.
For more tips on wearing blazers, check our article on how to fit a blazer.
luvamia Notch Lapel Blazer – H&M Twisted-detail Top – Marine Layer Penny Pleated Midi Skirt – Clarks Illeana Tulip Pump – The Drop Addison Soft Volume Top Handle Bag – Ross-Simons Black Onyx Hoop Earrings
With a blouse and heels for a night out
Another night out option for you! Add a pair fof heels and your favorite blouse, and you’re good to go. Beth @styleatacertainage above (read her style interview here) chooses an animal print blouse and wedge sandals.
GRACE KARIN Notch Lapel Belted Pea Coat – Madewell Smocked Sleeve Wrap Top – Karen Millen Leather Zip Through Biker Pencil Skirt – Clarks Illeana Tulip Pump – The Drop Addison Soft Volume Top Handle Bag – RIAH Fashion Fringe Tassel Earrings
For more ideas, check our article on how to dress for date night.
With a short jacket
A short jacket can add an on-trend element as well as ensuring that you easily create the rule of thirds with your outfit. In this case (below), you have one-third of your outfit at the top and two thirds at the bottom, creating a pleasing silhouette and elongating your legs.
Open Edit Crop Blazer – Open Edit Asymmetric Satin Camisole – Marine Layer Penny Pleated Midi Skirt – DREAM PAIRS Pointed Toe Ballet Flat – The Drop Addison Soft Volume Top Handle Bag – Dreubea Tassel Tote
With a cape and turtleneck
I’ve looked at some warmer weather options, but how about if it’s cold where you are? You could choose to layer your knitwear and wear knee-high boots underneath to stay cozy.
COS Wool Knitted Cape – v28 Mock Neck Ribbed Sweater – Nordstrom Midi Tube Skirt – Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Emma Stretch Boot – Roma Leathers Genuine Cross Body Purse Bag – Ross-Simons Black Onyx Hoop Earrings
With a sweater and LONG boots for cold weather
H&M Wool-blend Coat – Eileen Fisher Raglan Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater – Karen Millen Leather Zip Through Biker Pencil Skirt – Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Emma Stretch Boot – Roma Leathers Genuine Cross Body Purse Bag – Nordstrom Eyelash Trim Print Cashmere & Silk Wrap
With a graphic tee and flat shoes
For a hip look that transitions seasons, you could try wearing your skirt with a t-shirt featuring an eye-cathing print and a pair of flat shoes. Choose a pair of flats with a pointed toe to get a leg-lengthening effect.
H&M Wool-blend Coat – Ted Baker London Zariiah Spot V-Neck Cotton & Linen T-Shirt – Calvin Klein Raised Stripe Knit Skirt – DREAM PAIRS Pointed Toe Ballet Flat – Roma Leathers Genuine Cross Body Purse Bag – Amazon Essentials Sterling Silver Genuine Stud Earrings
Your black skirt looks together in one capsule
Below you can see the looks from above together in one capsule. You can easily switch around the tops, shoes and coats to create different outfits.
shop some of the black skirt outfits below:
How do you usually wear your black skirt? What are your favorite black skirt outfits? You can let me know in the comments below.
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