One winter white skirt, five ways

I love the idea of a winter white skirt. Practically speaking? Not so much. For one, I can’t keep anything white clean (remember my white pant disaster?). Second,  I’m not a fan of tights with a winter white skirt.

This J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge wool is really a fall/winter fabric making it not as versatile as a skirt that is made of ponte or a lighter weight wool. Fall and winter means skirts must be worn with tights more often than not and there is no way around it (at least where I live). I’m on the fence about keeping this, but here are a few outfit ideas that I came up with using pieces I currently have in my closet in trying to decide whether I should either keep or return it.

With chambray:

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 J.Crew Keeper Chambray / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool Michael Kors Runway Watch / Ann Taylor Factory Signature Pumps (similar here) /  Le Chateau Ring / Stein Blye Necklace

With color:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five waysSmart Set Turtleneck (Dark Green, size XS)(similar here in cashmere from Bloomies) / Ann Taylor LOFT / Marc Fisher Kevins Boots  / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool Michael Kors Runway Watch / Le Chateau Ring

 Like a lady:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amelie Pumps / Botkier Charlotte Clutch(similar here) / Forever21 Bracelet / Banana Republic Horsebit Link Necklace / Banana Republic Factory Sweater / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool 

Printed blouse and blazer (bad hair moment):

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways J.Crew Silk Boy Shirt Falke Pure Matte Semi Opaque Denier 50 /  Calvin Klein Dina Nappa / Olivia Harris / Talula Babiton by Aritzia / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool 

 Boxy sweater (sorry about the wrinkles, I found it under a pile of clothes):

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I’m obviously not having a hard time coming up with outfits. I think I’m just having buyer’s remorse over all the stuff I’ve purchased the last two months, and I still need to buy a suit (or two) for the new job I’m starting in the new year. I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, I can return and not regret later; however, the more outfits ideas I come up with for this skirt, the more I fall in love with it.

See Elle from FastFoodandFastFashion with her many “one item, five ways” posts here!


DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways

  Do you have any favorite ways to wear a winter white skirt?


  1. m November 20, 2012

    you did such a great job styling the white skirt! i can’t decide which is my favorite look; they’re all really nice!

  2. Emilie November 20, 2012

    This skirt is a keeper! Just make sure you don’t sit on a park bench or in the bus while you’re wearing it 😉

  3. Looks and Books November 20, 2012

    I love all the outfits, with tights and without. I definitely think this is worth keeping, especially since it’s office-appropriate!

  4. Jen @ Librarian for Life Style November 20, 2012

    Oh, I love this winter white skirt on you! Every look is fabulous My favorite title is “Like a lady” (LOL), and my favorite look is with the green sweater and tall boots.

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style,

  5. Ping November 20, 2012

    love all the ways you styled this skirt! you look great.

  6. Lindsey A. Turner November 20, 2012

    This is amazing! I love them all! #1 and #3 are my fav’s!


  7. Carol Li November 20, 2012

    I love this skirt on you. The fact that it can be worn 5 ways makes in a keeper in my books. My only reservation would be that it might stain or pick up lint easily. Decisions, decisions…

  8. lisacng @ November 20, 2012

    I have a fear of white too, but you look great in yours! I think you need certain figure to pull it off, which you do! Work it! My fav from your pairings are actually the more casual ones – green turtleneck (love it high waisted with belt and coordinating boots) and last sweater (love the rock n roll feel).

  9. Sam November 20, 2012

    I like the different ways you’ve styled it. Definitely a keeper!

  10. Jane November 21, 2012

    You look great in The white wool skirt – dfinitely a keeper.

  11. Joanna November 21, 2012

    It looks like this skirt is definitely a keeper! I didn’t think I’d like it so much with the chambray, but I actually think it’s the best look. Knee high boots are definitely a way of wearing it without adding tights, and I think you actually look super tall when it’s styled that way!

  12. Elle November 21, 2012

    I must’ve read this post three times…I love all five looks. And the skirt is a keeper…and I may have to get one too now! 🙂

  13. Ira November 22, 2012

    Awesome outfits! And I love the skirt:)

  14. SS_littleflowers November 25, 2012

    I love the 5th look the best. I have the same white-fear especially for bottoms. I don’t know I can get over it! 🙂

  15. Amber @ November 26, 2012

    love these posts!! ive been looking for an off-white skirt, too 🙂 now i have great ideas of what to wear it with!

  16. Blondie, Esq. November 26, 2012

    Love it!! And so sad that they no longer have this skirt in antique white. 🙁

  17. Anna Leah April 24, 2015

    I love all your ideas in how to wear a white skirt. They are all dainty.

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  19. Rita W November 11, 2016

    You made some really attractive outfits with that winter white skirt. Duplicating the 3rd and 4th.

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