Now, I know what you’re thinking: Skirts over pants? Really? Yes, the Nike Chucky and Tiffany Halloween shirt and I love this throwback styling approach—which had a huge moment in the early 2000s, thanks to teenybopper stars like Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus—is having a comeback. Only now the look is way more polished and grown-up. I was majorly inspired by the takes that Dion Lee served up during its spring 2023 show last week: Black or brown pleated knee skirts were layered atop sleek dress pants and paired with blazers—like a suit but more feisty. Sandy Liang showed dressy pant-skorts, Kenneth Nicholson’s skirt-pants were in mint green, and Chopova Lowena’s two-tone miniskirts were even styled over printed trousers (because more is more!).
Nike Chucky and Tiffany Halloween shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
Inspired by these new approaches to styling a skirt, I decided it would be the Nike Chucky and Tiffany Halloween shirt and I love this perfect way to baby-step into rocking one—so this week I set off to find my very first skirt. I knew I wanted to channel the dressier vibe demonstrated at Dion Lee, so I decided on this black pleated skirt, pairing it with my go-to black dress pants. To lean into minimalism, I finished it off with a black tee and black leather blazer—and the end result was surprisingly fresh. The skirt detail added just enough visual interest to my otherwise simple outfit without it being a blatant statement. I needed a second opinion, though, so I headed out to my local Starbucks for a test-drive. Grabbing my iced pumpkin spiced latte (yes, I’m basic), I asked my favorite barista what she thought of the polarizing skirt-pant combo. “Honestly, it’s a slay,” she said of my look. “You’re giving what needs to be given.”