The pencil skirt is such a versatile, must have item, an essential to have in your wardrobe. Plus there are so many ways that you can wear it. However you decide to wear it, be prepared to be the centre of attention for all the right reasons!
Who does this look best on?
It shouldn’t surprise you to find out that this is an item that looks good on anyone! You can be a single girl partying out on the town, or a mum who’s left the kids at home to go on a date night. You can wear it on a trip into the city or down along the waterfront. And it doesn’t matter about your body size, just look at the celebs, everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Rebel Wilson are wearing them and looking gorg!
One thing to be aware of though is that if you have a pear or hourglass body shape (à la Beyonce), a pencil skirt can really accentuate your curves. But hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.
What style of skirt is best?
You need to go with what feels comfortable for you, but complements your body shape. There are so many styles, it might mean you’ll want to try a few on to see which best suits you. Pencil skirts come in a large range of colours and prints. Black is always a safe bet and provides you flexibility in creating different looks. It doesn’t hurt though to have a couple of different colour options to suit a few different occasions.
In terms of styles, the list is too long to mention all of them! Just think about what makes you look best. It may be a high waisted skirt. It may be one that ends about the knee, showing off your toned legs. Perhaps below the knee is more your thing, giving you a more sophisticated look. Maybe you really want to stand out from the crowd with a leather skirt! The choices are endless.
As always, accessories are really what completes the look. The right clutch, bag, scarf or necklace will ensure that you will turn heads everywhere you go.
Where can you wear it? We love the versatility of the pencil skirt. While it’s often considered a corporate gal’s go-to skirt, it really doesn’t have to be only reserved for office wear – although it is of course, an easy piece for your 9-5 wardrobe. All you need to do is add a classic button-up dress shirt and some pointed toe pumps. Or try tucking in your favourite cotton t-shirt and throwing a blazer on top. Either way, you’ll make sure you look ready for business.
Say you want to go out after work? Pack a tank top in your bag and a cardigan in case it gets cold. You can keep the same skirt and shoes, but you’ll change your look completely. You’ll immediately feel more relaxed, but you’ll look great!
Pencil skirts can be worn year round. It basically comes down to how you’re feeling in the morning, and what you have planned for the day. If it’s a little chilly, add a cardigan on top. You can tuck it in or leave it out. Tucking it in makes you look more sophisticated, creates a trimmer looking waist and helps to elongate your legs. Keeping it untucked creates a more casual look and elongates your torso. You can add a belt around your waist to make your look really pop.
If it’s a hot day, a dressy blouse will look amazing. Open toe or strappy shoes will help complete the outfit. You could also opt for a plain tee.
With the right pencil skirt, you will look modern, confident and feminine. If you need help in deciding what would suit you, talk to your friends or family about what works for them. Otherwise, there is a wealth of inspiration online. A good pencil skirt doesn’t last just one season. It will become a staple of your wardrobe, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!