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Class to Night Out: Skater Skirt


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Am I the only one who daydreams about gliding around Rockefeller Center at Christmas every time I see a picture of a skater skirt? They’re my winter skirt obsession, and if you don’t have one yet, may this post serve as a glowing recommendation.

Ultra-girly with a hint of retro edge, skater skirts are totally underrated, especially when you consider the layering possibilities! This week, I’ll be showing you how to style a bright red skater skirt (is my holiday excitement showing?) for both a day of classes and a night out.

Skater Skirt: Class

how to wear a red skater skirt for day with cat sweater black tights black combat boots heart studded earrings black satchel key necklace and green nail polish
Skirt, Sweater, Tights, Boots, Satchel, Earrings, Necklace, Nail Polish

Turns out it is possible to look cute in the cold! Layer up with a pair of black sweater tights (add knee socks or leg warmers for extra coziness) and edgy black combat boots that are just as fashionable as they are functional. Pair your skirt with a black cat graphic sweater for a chic outfit that’s adorably girly (and oh so Taylor Swift). Accessorize with a classic black satchel, studded heart-shaped earrings, and a key charm necklace. On-trend gray-green nails complete the look.

Skater Skirt: Night Out

how to wear a red skater skirt for night with leopard blouse black gold heels bow belt pearl bangles bow earrings and envelope clutch
Skirt, Blouse, Belt, Pumps, Clutch, Bangles, Earrings

Get a little retro glam for a night out by pairing your skater skirt with a leopard blouse, and cinching your waist with a pretty belt. This creates a classic and feminine look that still has a modern edge. Accessorize with ladylike classics – pearl bangles, matching bow-shaped earrings, and an envelope clutch with a metallic glow will do the trick. Complete the look by adding classic black heels… with a twist. How awesome is the gold toe detail on these? Gotta say, this look would be perfect for any holiday party. (What? Halloween is over. I’m already blaring my Christmas music!)

What do you think?

How would you style a skater skirt? Are you loving this trend for fall and winter? Are you as excited for the holidays as I am? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments! 

Posted on on November 2, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Skater Skirt”

  1. 1
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    i love skater skirts! and yes, it’s pretty much holiday season already. woot woot
    i style skater skirts with a leather jacket- love that trend, too.
    and wear with booties!
    love love

    but unfortunately, it’s way too cold right now in chicago to wear skirts & go bare legs :(

  2. 2
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I love skater skirts! Glad that you made this post. I live in Florida, and the weather is pretty moderate, meaning that I can easily get away with these kinds of skirts and tights. It’s nice.

  3. 3
    November 2nd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I <3 skater skirts! In the Once Upon a Time episode about 2 weeks ago, Belle wore one and looked adorable. I think I need to purchase one. :)

  4. 4
    November 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 am

    They look really cute, I’ve been wanting to get one of these and a skater dress, but haven’t had the chance!

  5. 5
    November 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I blare TSO’s Christmas CDs all year round. ;P

    But on topic, yay skirts! Thank you for posting this! I often get comments on my wearing skirts year-round so I hope this will reach at least some of the other students on my campus, and that it may make them more inclined to try as well.

    Protip: If you know you’d wear them enough, invest in a pair of wool tights, or the really crazy-good quality sweater ones. Otherwise you can layer thinner tights on top of one another (but avoid the control top ones for this, ouuuchies) and or socks and or legwarmers and or knee-high boots over top. Also, get an extra layer on your butt–can be spandex shorts (I use my LuLuLemon ones I used for volley ball way back) or bloomers (can be an adorable alternative, especially if you prefer longer skirts or love a fashion like lolita), or even another pair of panties if you want. Just make sure it’s covered–it’ll make you feel so much warmer than if you only had your panties and tights between it and the cold.

  6. 6
    November 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    This is perfect! I just got a skater skirt, and I’ve been wondering how to wear it. I love these looks.

  7. 7
    November 3rd, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    The A-line of the skirt makes it look really feminine and cute. I would totally wear it… if it weren’t so cold where I live

  8. 8
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love the metallic toe cap heels! I just bought a pair from Chinese Laundry! They work for every occasion!

  9. 9
    February 2nd, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    love the clothes

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