Sweaters and Skirts: 3 Fall Outfits That Embrace the Season

Fashion & Style

A mirror selfie of fall outfit consisting of a chunky colorful sweater, brown skirt, and olive flats
This post is brought to you by Sézane.
In this photo: Emile cardigan, Bettie skirt, and Paula Babies slingbacks
See more of my favorites from Sézane here.

We had an unexpected and welcome chill in the air early this September. It instantly put a pep in my step. There is a very slim window for enjoying this picture-perfect weather here in Minnesota, and one of the highlights for me is getting to wear my favorite fall outfit combo: sweaters with skirts. I’ve had my eye on some of these iconic Sézane pieces for a while. Others are brand new to the fall collection and sure to go fast.

As always, I put together my honest thoughts on each piece and provided fit notes. Enjoy!

Fall Outfit 1

The Peter Pan Collar

Mirror selfie featuring a black sweater with a Peter Pan collar, brown skirt, and loafers.
Pictured: Frances jumper, Bettie skirt, and André loafers

I am a sucker for a Peter Pan collar, especially with contrast piping. I’ll be wearing this outfit often!

Fit Notes: The Frances jumper runs a little big but I think it looks great when the fit is a bit slouchy. The Bettie skirt fits true to size—I’m wearing my usual size and still have room for tucking in sweaters. The André loafers run big—I took my usual size 7 (38 in French sizing) and am swimming in these.

Fall Outfit 2

The Matching Plaid Set

Mirror selfie of a matching tartan jacket and skirt. The outfit is finished off with black loafers.
Pictured: Will jacket, Tania skirt, Charly jumper, Milo bag, and André loafers

I love a set! This jacket and skirt combo is a dream. The plaid reads both preppy and tomboy. The pieces look great together and also work well on their own when paired with basics. They give a stylish update to any go-to look. 

Fit Notes: The Will jacket and Tania skirt fit true to size. The Charly jumper runs a tad small—consider ordering up a size. The André loafers run big (see note under outfit one above).

Fall Outfit 3

The Skirt With Endless Possibilities

A mirror selfie of fall outfit consisting of a chunky colorful sweater, brown skirt, and olive flats
Pictured: Bettie skirt, Emile cardigan, Paula Babies

This is the Bettie skirt I’ve been coveting! Once I got my hands on it I realized how many outfit ideas it unlocked. That’s how you know it’s a piece well worth adding to your wardrobe. I paired it with this fabulous jumper, sheer socks, and my new favorite slingbacks

Fit Notes: The Bettie skirt and Paula Babies shoes fit true to size. The Emile cardigan is quite oversized! Consider ordering one size down.

Bonus Fall Outfit

The Monochrome Look

Mirror selfie of a woman wearing gray denim, a navy cardigan, and a gray shirt.
Pictured: Madeline cardigan, Brut Sexy jeans, Romie bag, and André loafers

This outfit does not feature a skirt but I love the look of gray on navy on black. I’m breaking all the rules here but it works. I have been living in the Madeline cardigan! I love how the cotton knit hangs. If there is one thing to buy from this month’s roundup, it’s this cardigan. The Romie Bag is perfect. I love the closure on it so much—it’s essentially a leather loop that automatically closes the bag whenever your arm is slung through it. It’s a genius bucket bag design.

Fit Notes: The Brut Sexy jeans run small—go up one or two sizes! The Madeline cardigan fits a little big. The André loafers run big (see note under outfit one above).

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BY Kate Arends - September 21, 2023


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