There are trends. And then there are timeless styles. No matter the fads in town the latter will always have our hearts. Such is the case of the one skirt style that flatters every woman, that’s great for office as well as parties, or more formal gatherings. The PENCIL SKIRT. With autumn here hems and lengths are a bit longer, and we ditch the relaxed silhouettes of summer for more polished, structured and sophisticated cuts and style.
For working women pencil skirts are the #1 office style staple. They’re like this sartorial uniform that’s never passe and you can’t go wrong with. Not to mention how quickly it literally polishes up a look, regardless of what you pair it with. Which only brings me to my next idea: how easy it is to wear pencil skirts in terms of the ‘How To Style Them?’. Due to their flattering cut, they fit any body shape like a glove. They elongate, they slim yet play up the the curves, they conceal, yet are fitted enough to follow your body line in that very refined sort of way.
Styling them is a piece of cake as long as you keep in mind ONE majorly important tip. Always wear heels with them: stiletto sandals are so very sexy & classic pumps are timeless. I always used to say that stiletto heels (no platforms) best flatter any outfit and body. And it seems to me, in this case it’s truer than ever, just because you need extra height if you’re wearing a pencil skirt, yet at the same time you want to keep it light in the feet, to get that hourglass effect.
Of course we can still wear flats with them, it’s not a fashion crime, au contraire it’s kind of 50s laid back. I’ve done it a few times, and actually loved it. Even chunky styles work or sneakers, but it’s more of an edgy style.
There’s this new craze in town of pairing high waisted pencil skirts with crop tops. From fitted to loose crop tops in different fabrics or exactly the same ones as the skirt. Think uber trendy deux-pieces. The look is in between those late 90s glam grunge, Dolce & Gabbana imperial decadent bustiers, and retro glamorous looks. Show just a bit of midriff. Wear a coat on your shoulders and why not spice it up with a peak of body jewelry. Stiletto shoes look best with this look. Posh pencil skirts paired with simple t-shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters are a bit more fashion forward in that effortless sophisticated sort of way. Especially the leather pencil skirts. Pair them with a bit of bling, like a statement necklace. Keep your stilettos on.
One look I’ve rarely seen, but I think would be smashing hot is pairing a pencil skirt (that has a slit) with thigh high boots. A chunky turtleneck for coziness OR a basic tee for a balanced look will do the trick. Pencil skirts & office tops like chiffon or silky blouses are the definition of smart professional styles. Classic pumps on. A blazer on top, or don a denim or leather jacket for a slight edge.
Why ALL women love pencil skirts?
They’re empowering. Look amazing on all bodies. Are easy to style. Aaaand go from office to cocktail parties, fancy gatherings, dates, important meetings. You get the idea. When you wanna look super hot but also rule the world.
When not to wear pencil skirts?
Places like to bed, to the beach kinda go without saying. Also one more thing: I might be under last Saturday’s influence on this one, when I went to this very glamorous club, and except for a few girls out there, everyone else was fucking wearing office outfits. Same bloody uniform: painted on high wasited pencil skirts and silky shirts tucked it. WTF? In a club. No. No. We get it, you want to look professional, and be taken seriously, but hello, unless you’re working the night rounds (which btw would require a whole new outfit) leave the pencil skirt + shirt for 9 to 5. Don’t you wanna dance, enjoy yourselves. Or don a crop top with it, or a simple t-shirt.
And while we’re at it, er… no stripper shoes on. Ahh, but what do I know. Who died and made me an expert anyway?!