Olivia Culpo Embraces Elevated Schoolgirl Chic in Mini Skirt and Thigh-High Socks

Here are the garments you need to recreate her New England fall ‘fit.
On the left, Olivia Culpo poses in a black dress and dramatic eye makeup. On the right, there is a series of black garments, including knee-high socks, turtleneck sweater and trench coat.

Olivia Culpo and fall fashion garments.

Model Olivia Culpo has been embracing her New England roots of late. The 31-year-old took a trip back to her native Rhode Island to spend time with her family recently, and has been making the most of her time while there. Between embracing classic autumn activities to curating the best seasonal outfits, the model has been giving a tutorial in all things fall.

Recently, she took to TikTok to share one of her fabulous outfits from the trip, which—with the combination of knee-high socks and a mini skirt—we have taken to describing as elevated schoolgirl chic. If you’ve been looking for fashion inspo this season, here it is.

Below are some of our favorite pieces perfect for recreating Culpo’s stylish look.

Black turtleneck sweater

Whether you’re trying to channel Culpo’s aesthetic, or just need a good, cozy pick for the cold weather to come, these two options are worth your attention.

Solid Turtleneck High-Neck Balloon Long Sleeve Sweater, $39.95 (amazon.com)

An oversized cable knit perfect for the fall and winter months. Designed for a slouchy fit, tuck this sweater into your favorite mini skirt for a comfy and cute look.

Lover and Friends Granite Sweater, $168 (revolve.com)

With more of a cropped fit and a lightweight feel, this sweater is ideal to pair with your best mini skirt or favorite jeans.

Black mini skirt

Perfect for anytime of year, black minis are especially fit for the moodier fall and winter fashion months. Snag one that fits your style and pair with your favorite tops and sweaters this season.

Steve Madden Women’s Cam Skort, $44.56 (amazon.com)

Steve Madden’s faux leather skirt features a slight front slit and a mini length.

L’Academie Parker Mini Skirt, $168 (revolve.com)

This mini from L’Academie is made of a soft satin material and features belt loop detailing and a silver zipper in front.

Black trench coat

If we’ve learned one thing this season, it’s that trench coats are an absolute closet staple. A black trench easily and effectively elevates any look—if you’re not convinced, check out Culpo’s style.

The Drop Women’s Noa Trench Coat, $99.90 (amazon.com)

A classic trench coat with tie closure and black button detailing.

Black thigh-high socks

Culpo sported a pair of versatile thigh-high socks that she scrunched down to sit beneath her knee. While you could spring for a more expensive, brand-name pair, this style will fit all of your needs this season—and at a better price.

Women Thigh-High Socks, $9.99 (amazon.com)

These soft, breathable socks are meant to be worn in a variety of ways. Wear them above the knee, or follow Culpo’s lead and give them a slouchier look.

Black boots

Culpo rocked a pair of Christian Dior tan-and-black rubber boots, but any pair of black boots will do. Here is one of our favorite finds of late.

Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Shyenne 3 Equestrian Boot, $60.50 to $96.85 (amazon.com)

This classic pair of black-and-tan color-block boots from Tommy Hilfiger feature gold hardware and are a great option for the cool months.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.