Closet Staples: The Black Skirt

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If you’ve been here awhile, you know that I place a big emphasis on using the clothes we have. I’ve been thinking a lot about our closet staples, and how we can use the pieces we already have to feel refreshed.

I realized that I often get “bored” of these staples and crave something new. Then this often led me into a deep shopping rabbit hole. A few days ago, it finally hit me that I’ve been buying things that I already have. I needed to put a stop to that.

Using What We Have

I’m going to be honest, the journey to sustainability can be tough one. Oftentimes, buying from sustainable and ethical brands isn’t budget friendly. Most of us want to be sustainable, but how can we do that when we have a limited budget? The answer is simple. Use what you have. It’s the easiest, least excessive, and cheapest sustainable thing to do. Whenever I feel bored, I remind myself that it’s important to build from the basic pieces I have. From there, I can make the clothes into my own style.

The Black Skirt

Now let’s talk about the humble black skirt. Most of us have it hanging in our closets waiting to be worn. It’s a season-less piece and is easily dressed up or down. With a quick switch of a coat, top, or accessory, you can easily go from day to night.

Cozying Up

It’s the perfect time to style the black skirt with coziness in mind now that we’re entering the colder months. Specifically, I’m styling the Foglinen Charo skirt today. It’s an every day piece with an easy fit and a-line shape. Finally, the part of the skirt that gives me the most joy is its deep pockets.

This season is a personal favorite of mine because I’m a big fan of layering. I found pieces that are easy to layer and switch up with each other. Here’s what I’d pair the skirt with this season:

  1. Mizue Mock Neck from Two Days Off Clothing
  2. Constance Top from Kowtow Clothing
  3. Tradlands Shelter Cardigan
  4. Surprise Wool Knee Hi Socks from Hansel from Basel
  5. The Megan boots from Sevilla Smith 
  6. Bryr Clogs Chloe in Fennel

How would you style the black skirt? What do you pair it with? Share in the comments!