How to Wear A Sweater Skirt to the Office

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When you work in an office, it’s easy to fall into the black pants rut during fall and wintertime. Now, I don’t have anything against black pants. Black ankle pants are one of my top 5 wardrobe staples year-round. I’m just saying that it’s easy to get into a style rut during the colder months. Here’s a workwear outfit for fall that mixes things up and features one of the trendy pieces of call for fall–the sweater skirt.

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How to Wear A Sweater Skirt to the Office

I first started seeing sweater skirts this summer, when everyone was wearing the Free People sweater skirt in pink. The trend is here to stay for colder weather. I spotted this gray sweater skirt while doing a quick (I swear it was quick.haha) Target run a couple of weeks ago and immediately wanted to style it for the office.

To style a sweater skirt for work, you want to have some contrasting fabric. Here, I’ve paired it with a beautiful plaid flannel button-up top. If you want to pair it with a cardigan or other sweater, layer that piece over a more smooth fabric button-up top and it will still work. Make sure to tuck in the smooth layer. You want to look put-together.

I’m loving gray and brown together for fall, so I popped on my favorite heels in the shade Cocoa. I got these on major sale a couple of months ago, and actually bought 3 pairs in different colors. These heels are right at $30, but are comparable to heels that are triple the price. I have probably 6-8 pairs of these heels in different colors and materials. As the temps continue to drop, though, swap them out for some cognac booties or even knee boots.

Where would you wear a sweater skirt to this fall?

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