What Goes With a Jersey Skirt?

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A jersey skirt is a versatile wardrobe staple that will add casual cool to any ensemble. Balance the form-fitting silhouette of jersey with easy oversized separates or structured pieces to make a subtle statement that works for weekends or less conservative office settings. This way, your jersey skirt will effortlessly transition for various occasions and your evolving style.

1 Office Chic

Juxtapose the softness of a jersey pencil or maxi skirt with a tailored blazer for an ensemble that is appropriate in creative or informal work environments. Choose a style that has minimal hardware or embellishments to keep it work-ready. Balance the structure of your blazer by rolling up the cuffs or pushing up the sleeves. Layer a billowy collarless blouse under your blazer and half-tuck into the waistband of your skirt. Stick with a neutral or pastel color palette -- think black, gray, navy or blush. A dove gray jersey skirt layered with an ivory blouse and a blush blazer creates a minimalist and polished head-to-toe look. Accessorize with an oversized watch, stud earrings or thin bangles. Finish with closed-toe ballet flats or nude heels.

2 Evening Chic

Transition the casual aspect of your jersey skirt for evening with chic separates, whether you're going to dinner with friends or a going out for a night on the town. Keep your silhouette streamlined with a fitted tank in a similar hue as your skirt for an edgy monochromatic look -- think a charcoal jersey miniskirt with a light gray tank. Opt for a tank with fun details or embellishments such as an asymmetrical hemline or beading. Add some attitude with a leather jacket and ankle strap stilettos. The bolder the accessories, the better. Try large hoop earrings, a statement necklace or multiple bangles.

3 Classroom Comfortable

A jersey skirt coupled with easy separates makes for an effortless ensemble that will comfortably and stylishly take you through a day full of classes. Tuck an oversized scoop or V-neck T-shirt into the waistband of your jersey skirt. If your jersey skirt is a neutral color like black or navy, pair with a tee that boasts a bold graphic or a bright color. If you have a printed or colorful jersey skirt, opt for a basic T-shirt in a neutral color and top it off with a cropped denim jacket. Slip a statement necklace on and ground the look with flat gladiator sandals or ankle booties.

4 Weekend Casual

Experiment with fabrics and layers to create a casual and cozy look worthy of the weekend. Balance the slim silhouette of your skirt with a silk camisole and an oversized cardigan. Make sure the hem of your cardigan doesn't fall below your hips if you're pairing it with a jersey maxi skirt, or it may overwhelm your frame. A chunky knit sweater adds texture and dimension against jersey and is a cozy alternative when temperatures drop. Whether your jersey skirt is a solid color or has a pattern, neutral hues like oatmeal or gray are complementary. Slip on oversized accessories -- think cocktail rings or chandelier earrings. Try platform sandals with a maxi jersey skirt or flat riding boots with shorter skirt styles.

Based in New York, Amanda Rumbalski embarked on a professional writing career in 2009. Her work has appeared in "Icon" magazine and on Entertainment-Central.com, and she has editorial and styling experience with "Women's Wear Daily," the "New York Daily News" and "Allure" magazine. Rumbalski holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.