Silk may be better known for a springtime material, but those silky, liquid-looking slip skirts are all I can think about for this fall.
In an attempt to not feel like I’m missing out on the fall season — the best season for fashion, in my opinion — I’ve been working hard at finding pieces that are equally exciting for this time of year, giving a sense of cozy (if only a small speckle) while still being somewhat breezy and easy to wear.
I know, I know — silk and satin don’t give off an immediately cozy vibe, but as it turns out, these lightweight, smooth fibers ARE the perfect pairing to other cozy pieces when living someplace warm.
A Warm-Weather Fall Outfit Idea That’s Still Cozy: Silk Slip Skirts
The styling idea is actually quite simple. A formula even (ugh, my least favorite word).
Literally any: ballet flats, clogs, flip-flops, tall boots, platform sneakers — I’ve been wearing it all.
I actually tried three different skirts (not all true silk, but with that same slip-dress-vibe): the satin midi skirt from Nordstrom, the Gwyneth Slip Skirt from J.Crew and, my favorite of the bunch, the washable 100% silk skirt from Quince. But, gang, there are SO many options out there right now:
The Quince skirt is thin and breezy and really soft. Not only is it made entirely of real silk, but it’s also one of the most affordable options out there (oh, how we love you Quince).
I love how a chunky cable-knit sweater offsets the minimal skirt, but this look is equally as good with a sweater-tee (another fave warm-weather fall find) or a more fitted hoodie with your hair thrown up in a clip (so cute).
While this will be my second fall season in San Diego, it’s the first one I’m properly prepping my wardrobe for. We moved right at the beginning of the season last year, and coming from Northern Michigan, well, all I had was thick jeans, chunky boots and a box of scarves. I was sweaty, to say the least.
As I’ve dove into this warm-weather fall fashion concept, it turns out that I’m not totally missing out as I originally would’ve assumed.
I might not be able to rock long wool coats or wrap myself in a scarf as big as my body for a good while yet, but having a warmer autumn season means I DO get to experiment with a lot of other outfit ideas I always had to miss out on in Northern Michigan. Skirts, dresses, shoe options that don’t have to be snowstorm-ready, lightweight jackets, shorts with boots…the options are turning out to be really fun!
This slip skirt idea is one I’m most excited about right now. Swapping my go-to shorts for the skirt helps shift the seasonal mood, especially when I’m not quite ready for heavy denim jeans. This oversized Quince sweater is cozy in the cool mornings, and I can peel it off in the warm afternoon and rock just my tank.
If you’re living in a cooler climate but still hope to wear a silk skirt for fall outfits, I do recommend trying out J.Crew’s Gwyneth Slip Skirt. It falls a bit longer — mid-calf rather than just below the knee — with a slightly thicker material than the others. The longer length would make it a perfect pairing for boots to stick out from underneath too (psst…it comes in in a full maxi length too).
If you want your money to go even further, you could scoop up Quince’s silk slip dress (there’s a mini dress too!). This outfit idea still works with that cable-knit sweater thrown on top, but now you have a few more styling options and a dress to wear alone when it’s extra-toasty out. Bada bing, bada boom.
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