The First Skirts of Autumn


It’s about the time when you’re itching to buy something new for the season but haven’t gotten around to retrieving last Autumn’s clothes from storage. Who knows what you own, what fits, what still in style? I strongly advise against picking up that great looking black number you saw online. You may have one just like it. Put a toe in by buying something intriguing in color, silhouette, or fabric. Like one of these. (Leather will be showcased at another time)

M Missoni Pleated Wool Blend Skirt

It’s chartreuse! You’d certainly remember if you owned a piece in this distinctive color. Handsome with brown or navy, glorious with deep purple or magenta. Confident and stylish. To the office with sweaters, out to dinner with a sheer blouse and jacket. The narrow black belt (replaceable) fastens with a buckle. Stitched pleats, single patch pocket at the side. Concealed zipper fastening at the side. Wool/acrylic. Fully lined. Falls just above the knee. $395.00

A Little Red

Left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Tara Tonic Pleated Skirt- Just enough red to add some sass. Sport red pumps or over the knee black boots. A cropped jacket or sweater would be pretty. Easy, feminine, traditional with a twist; put together looking. Make sure you own a long enough slip. 100% wool. On trend colorblock design. Concealed zipper at the side. Fully lined. $458.00

Right: Collette by Collette Dinnigan Georgiana Pleated Skirt- A really interesting piece to art-up your wardrobe. Moves well. Wear with a pretty white blouse and cashmere or boiled wool sweater. Cocktailing after work? Change into a translucent silk, or sequin blouse. This has a patrician feel. Navy, red and beige. Knee-length, pleated silk. Hidden side zipper fastening. $356.00

Leader of the Pack

Milly Raquelle Combo Skirt

Look how cute this is with black tights! Flirty with an edge. Good, clean, seasonal color; great detailing. Take the risk. This is the kind of piece that makes people smile. Side pleats, textured contrast trim and waistband, exposed back zipper. Wool/polyamide. About 20” long=short. $290.00

Lafayette 148 New York “Connie” Fringe Skirt

(The jacket will pop up separately on the site) Again, a classic that’s been tinkered with to update and add interest. Practical with flair. Do NOT wear with a plain shirt. Find a blouse with an intriguing neckline or texture, something to soften this structure, perhaps add some sheen. If you can use the suit…Rows of asymmetrically wrapped fringe encircle this burnt orange, woven, textured pencil skirt. Side zipper closure with interior button. Back slit. Fringed hem. Fully lined. Wool/polyacrylic/polyamide/viscose rayon. $298.00

Amy Smilovic for Tibi Bonded PVC Pencil Skirt

Depending on your state of mind this might evoke the interest of modernists, aesthetes, or men on the prowl. Hell, you go on the prowl. Sleek and chic. Looks like a million but decidedly arty. Dark Emerald, slight sheen. All the polys: polyvinyl, polyester, polyurethane. Knee length. Back vent. $725.00


Left: Henrik Vibskov Black Long Dong Knit-If you have the shape for this, it’s a really good transition piece. Subtly color blocked, it offers coordinating possibilities for jewelry, bags, shoes, sweaters. Comfortable and thoughtful. Keep nuanced or fun up! Grey wool and cotton skirt features red, banded, high waist, one blue topped hip pocket, one purple topped hip pocket. Fitted shape mid knn. Ochre banded hem. $249.00

Right: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Laine Feutree Skirt- Intellectual with a wink. Try with a tomato red sweater. In fact, layer with a bright blouse and brighter jacket. At first glance, it just looks designed. Then your admirer’s read. Cool and stylish. Black and oatmeal 60s inspired graphics and lettering-Says “hot” and “Love.” Also looks like Matisse paper cut-outs. Pencil silhouette skirt. Thick knit waistband. Unlined. Check immediately for a slip. Just above the knee. 100% wool. $395.00

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