There are few wardrobe staples as classic – yet sophisticated – as a black skirt. They’re definitely one of my go-to pieces of clothing, at all times of the year. Plus, there are so many different styles and fabrics to choose from. It’s no wonder that women tend to reach for a black skirt when they have nothing else to wear. LOL ;)
If you’re wondering how to style a black skirt, I have some great outfit ideas to share! Here is a round up of my favorite black skirt outfit ideas to give you some style inspiration.
8 Black Skirt Outfit Ideas
Striped Mockneck Sweater, Black Velvet Mini Skirt, Black Suede Knee-High Boots, Ivory Topcoat
Striped Mockneck Sweater (Sold out but similar HERE) / Black Velvet Mini Skirt (Sold out but similar HERE) / Black Suede Knee-High Boots / Ivory Topcoat (Sold out but similar HERE)
Okay friends, this black velvet mini skirt outfit is the epitome of preppy. The black and white stripes, the topcoat, the boots, and the bow are simply adorable. Eeeek I love it. As you piece this outfit together, remember that it’s all about the different textures. The knit, the velvet, and the suede all work together to create a perfectly balanced look.
Cream Cable Sweater, Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt, Black Suede Boots
Cream Cable Sweater / Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt / Black Coat (Sold out but similar HERE) / Jeweled Dangly Earrings (Sold out but similar HERE) / Black Suede Boots
I adore this black leather skirt outfit. It’s such a cute and classy way to wear a mini skirt. Simply start with a cream sweater for a pop of color, and then use all black for the other elements of the outfit. This outfit works best when you vary the textures of your other black elements, like a leather skirt and handbag with a wool coat and suede booties.
Cable-Knit Cardigan, Black Pleated Midi Skirt, Black Slingback Pumps
Cable Knit Cardigan (Sold out but similar HERE) / Black Pleated Midi Skirt / Black Wool Wrap Coat (Sold out but similar HERE) / Black Slingback Pumps (Sold out but similar HERE) / Convertible Clutch (Sold out but similar HERE) / Pearl Stud Earrings (Sold out but similar HERE)
I love the look of a pleated midi skirt for special occasions like date night, holiday parties, and brunch with the girls. To recreate this black pleated skirt outfit, start with a knit cardigan and your skirt. Add on a wrap coat if needed and some adorable bow-tie pointed toe slingback pumps, and you have a simple, yet chic and sophisticated outfit.
Oversized V-Neck Sweater, Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt, Black Suede Knee-High Boots
Oversized V-Neck Sweater / Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt / Black Suede Knee-High Boots
If you’re looking for a super simple yet super preppy outfit for date night, this is the one. For this black mini skirt outfit, I chose a cream oversized sweater, but really, you can choose whatever color you want. For example, you could totally rock a pink sweater for Valentines Day, or even a red sweater for your anniversary dinner. Pair with any faux leather mini skirt and black suede knee-high boots and viola! Now you’ve got the perfect date night outfit fit for whatever the night brings. To dress this look up even more, add an oversized black blazer and tuck your sweater into your skirt.
White Short Sleeve Cropped Tee, Black High Waist Midi Skirt, Sneakers
White Short Sleeve Cropped Tee / Black High Waist Midi Skirt (Sold out but similar HERE) / Veja Campo Sneakers / Tote Bag / Earrings (Sold out but similar HERE) / Sunglasses
I love this long black skirt outfit for a casual visit to the park with the kiddos and days spent out running errands. Not only is it so easy to wear, but it’s the perfect outfit for Springtime (which is quickly approaching -YAYYY!!!). For this black midi skirt outfit, pair your skirt with this adorable short sleeve crop top with a twist front and your veja campo sneakers. Cute, comfortable, and casual. LOVE IT! You can also throw on a denim jacket for a super cute extra layer or swap the white tee for a graphic tee for a pop of color and excitement.
Blazer, Black Silk Camisole Top, Black Pencil Skirt, Black Block Heel Sandals
Blazer / Black Silk Camisole Top / Black Pencil Skirt / Black Block Heel Sandals
Looking to mix up your work wardrobe? Try this outfit out for size. Pun intended ;) This black pencil skirt outfit is just like this Valentine’s Day outfit I featured some time ago, except with a silk cami and pencil skirt instead of the dress. Since the base of this outfit is all black, you can really mix it up again and again with different blazers. I love this J.Crew blazer because it can be dressed up or down, and comes in three colors: orange, baby pink, and black.
White Blouse, Black Sequin Skirt, Black Block Heel Sandals
White Blouse / Black Sequin Skirt / Black Block Heel Sandals
This black sequin skirt outfit is so fun! Because it’s such a statement piece, I like to style it with a simple white blouse and black block heel sandals. This way, you really let the skirt have its time in the spotlight. You can use pretty much any white button up or blouse you have, or you can swap it for a cami for a more romantic look.
Black Tank, Black Tulle Maxi Skirt, Black Heels
Black Tank / Black Tulle Maxi Skirt / Black Heels / Convertible Clutch Crossbody Bag
How dreamy is this black tulle skirt outfit? I was looking for a chic black maxi skirt outfit and came across this fantastic tulle piece. Now I can’t get enough! This outfit is great for date night. Because a long black skirt is such a versatile piece, you can easily mix things up and pair this maxi with a different tank or top. You can also slip into ballet flats if you want to be a bit more comfortable!
Black skirts are a classic wardrobe staple that are a must-have for any fashionista!
Having a classic wardrobe staple like a black skirt, or three ;), is an easy way to add versatility to your closet. A good-quality black skirt is one of my favorite pieces because when it comes to styling, the possibilities are endless.
Feel free to share your favorite outfit from above or one of your own… I’d love to hear from you! If you’re looking for more outfit ideas, style inspiration, and fashion tips, head over to the blog!