Fall’s almost upon us. And that means it is time to start preparing your wardrobe to take on the season of pumpkin spice and the cool crisp air that it brings with it. If summer was the season to show what you could do with just one or two pieces of clothing, fall is the perfect time to flaunt what you can do with more. It is the time, after all, to dig into your cozy knits and thick blazers and wear your skirts with high-knee boots and tights. One of the keys to nailing the quintessential fall fashion is knowing how to work with transitional pieces like dresses and maxi skirts and figuring out how to wear your layers without looking like a stuffed toy.
Our African-style skirts are a fall must-have because they allow you to easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion. Moreover, our maxi skirts provide ample coverage to beat the chill. Here are a few ways in which you can style them this season:
- With a knit polo
African skirts are known for their bold prints and vibrant colors. Pairing them with solid tops is a great way to balance the look. This fall, you can create an effortless and elegant outfit by wearing a solid ribbed knit polo with your African skirt. Pick a neutral shade like black, white, or even navy (if your skirt has a complementing color) for that pulled-together vibe. Heels and a shoulder bag are the perfect finishing touches to this look.
- Add a denim jacket
Adding a denim jacket to any outfit is one of the easiest ways to add warmth to your look and still look cool and fashionable. The good thing about denim jackets, especially blue denim, is that they go with almost all colors. And that means you don’t need to think much before adding it to your African skirt outfit, making it great for those days when you are in a hurry.
- Add a blazer
Make your African-style skirt work-appropriate by adding a blazer. The structured silhouette of the blazer will offset the billowing shape of the skirt, thereby creating a more streamlined look. Since your skirt already has a busy pattern, you might want to tone down on the prints and patterns on your blazer. Stick to a solid color that matches your skirt. Pumps and gold jewelry can help take this look to the next level.
- Throw on a light trench coat
A classic tailored trench coat NEEDS to be in your fall wardrobe—and if you don’t already have one, now would be the perfect time to invest in this timeless wardrobe staple. It is a great piece to wear with your African-style skirt and make the latter look more cold-weather-appropriate.
Besida offers a collection of stunning African-style skirts that feature unique designs that are brought to life by local tailors in Benin City, Nigeria. If you are trying to make that switch to fast to slow fashion, our ethically made products, like the long African-style skirts, are just what you need in your wardrobe. Browse through our online store to shop now.