How to wear a statement skirt: Malin Akerman rocks the fall trend

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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When actress Malin Akerman stopped by TODAY Friday to chat about her new film "The Final Girls," her movie wasn't the only thing we were excited about. We couldn't help but notice the chic black-and-white skirt she was wearing.

Ladies, skirts are officially having a moment! While Akerman's outfit may have looked simple on top, it was anything but on the bottom. The Swedish actress wore a high-low skirt from Bec & Bridge that proves just how sophisticated a black-and white-combination can be any time of year.

Malin Akerman visits TODAY, Friday October 9, 2015.
Malin Akerman visits TODAY Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

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While her outfit could've easily become too busy, she followed a good rule of thumb: stick to a solid color on top. Akerman kept her look polished with a basic black crew neck shell from Alice and Olivia. That way, the statement skirt can really shine. If you can't already tell, this outfit pretty much makes itself!

Malin Akerman visits TODAY, Friday October 9, 2015.
Malin Akerman visits TODAY Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

Then, simply follow Akerman's lead by adding a few delicate accessories and you'll look just as sleek.

Malin Akerman visits TODAY’s Take, Friday October 9, 2015.
Malin Akerman visits TODAY Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

And that fresh and modern vibe? You can thank the graphic print and minimalist color scheme for that. We also love that she went for a stylish high-low cut to show off her great shape. If that feels like too much skin for your comfort level, feel free to experiment with the silhouette and length to find the best skirt to suit your personal taste. For an office-appropriate look, a midi might be more your speed.

Malin Akerman visits TODAY’s Take, Friday October 9, 2015.
Malin Akerman visits TODAY Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.Anthony Quintano / TODAY

Luckily, this timeless look is also seasonless. Simply add a pair of black tights and booties this winter and you'll be set for the season!

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We loved Akerman's skirt so much that we did some digging and found 10 fabulous black-and-white statement skirts that you can buy — all under $50! Once you track down the skirt of your choice, pair it with a solid color T-shirt or top (which we all have somewhere in our closet) and head out the door looking as fabulous as ever. Getting dressed has never been such a breeze!

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
TOBI

Zipcode Asymmetical Skirt, $34, TOBI

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
Forever 21

Crinkled Abstract Splatter Skirt, $17.90, Forever 21

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
H&M

Knit Skirt, $49.99, H&M

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
Zara

Jacquard tube skirt, $15.90, Zara

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
ASOS

New Look Dogtooth Printed Mini Skirt, $26.85, ASOS

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
TOBI

Fit To Be Tied Skirt, $30, TOBI

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
Zara

Tube Skirt, $49.90, Zara

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
H&M

Jacquard-knit Skirt, $49.99, H&M

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
Forever 21

Contemporary Colorblocked Mini Skirt, $19.90, Forever 21

Wear a statement skirt like Malin Akerman did on TODAY
Zara

Midi Skirt, $15.90, Zara

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