Skirt Plus BlackThis ensemble is a fast fall back option for a statement skirt. Combine the skirt with a black support act and Bob’s your uncle. The skirt can be printed or solid. The print needn’t have black running through it, but you might feel more pulled together if it does. 

Here are the components of the ensemble: 

Statement Skirt: Choose a Fall or Winter weight skirt in a silhouette and colour that tickles your fancy. Pencil, flared, A-line, midi, mini. Any style at all. 

Black Top: Combine the skirt with a black pullover, knitted top, tee, shirt or blouse that works with the proportions of the skirt. Wear the top tucked, semi-tucked, or untucked. 

Black Hosiery: Think black opaques, semi-opaques or textured black hosiery. Semi-sheer black hosiery will also work. 

Black Footwear: Finish off the look with black booties, knee-high boots, mid-calf boots, pumps, oxfords or loafers. Feel free to throw in a pair of metallic shoes too. 

Accessories: Add a black or metallic bag. Or add a bag in a colour that picks up one of the colours in the pattern of the skirt. 

Top off the outfit with a cropped black jacket, denim jacket, or a coat. Add jewellery, watch, headgear and eyewear as desired. 

Ensemble: Statement Skirt & Black Support Act

I wore this combination to some of my holiday parties last year. I combined my new peach A-line midi with a tucked black turtleneck and thick textured black hosiery. Instead of black footwear, I chose rose gold pumps and bag. I topped off the look with a Winter white coat. Here are the exact pieces from my wardrobe, apart from the textured tights which are a substitute for the ones I wore.