Packing Light: One Skirt, Three Outfits

Packing a versatile skirt can open up many outfits options. Read my tips on styling a skirt up and down to multiply your looks.
hm calf-length snakeskin skirt

Skirts, do they often make your packing list? Packing light while still having lots of outfit options is all about choosing versatile pieces. A few weeks ago, I shared an example of one fancy velvet dress that I was able to dress up and down so I could wear it to multiple events on one trip. This time, I wanted to share tips for styling the same snakeskin skirt, three different ways. This one is the H&M calf-length snakeskin skirt.

H&M calf-length snakeskin skirt

Outfit 1: How to style a skirt for going out

Dresses are fantastic, but in terms of versatility, skirts often beat them. That being said, they weren’t always my go-to because they only work if you have the perfect items to match.

For this outfit, I thought about the occasional fancy winter event, like attending a gallery opening, or the opera, and styled something you could put together from simple items on your packing list.

hm calf-length snakeskin skirt

I really like the layered effect and how the skirt and the top have a summery feel while being grounded by a sensible turtleneck. All of these items pack incredibly thin too, so you can conjure an outfit from a very small carryon.

hm mid-calf snakeskin skirt


Outfit 2: How to style a skirt for work

The next outfit I put together is something I would wear to work in an office on a normal winter day. It can be impractical to commute in heels, so I usually suggest a sensible black bootie. I like mine with a little edge, so I tend to wear a lot of Doc Martens in the winter.

hm calf-length snakeskin skirt

I also wear a lot of turtleneck sweaters in the winter and this one is one of my faves. This outfit looks smart once you shed the winter accessories, and with the coat and kid-like mitts and hat, it’s playful at the same time.

hm mid-calf snakeskin skirt

Outfit 3: How to dress down a skirt

Wondering how to style a midi skirt without looking stuffy or precious? Try a sweatshirt and boots. I’ve been living in this fleece zip sweater this month and love to pair it with everything. With this outfit, I’ve played off the neutral hues of the skirt to choose accessories that are casual and unassuming. Adding a pair of beat up Docs, sweater, hat, and a cheap but funny tote make this a great outfit to run errands and just hang out on a Saturday.

hm calf-length snakeskin skirt

Hope this inspires you to wear more skirts this winter! Be sure to check out my post on picking tights so you stay warm.

Happy Travels xox

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Hi, my name is Andrea and I’m a digital content creator who works in tech, loves fashion, and travels a lot. I’m obsessed with packing light without sacrificing an ounce of style. This blog was born from a desire to share my tips and tricks from years of business travel and travelling on a budget. Follow my adventures as I share advice for curating the perfect travel capsule wardrobe that fits in a carry-on, travelling comfortably without breaking the bank, and staying healthy along the way. 

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